The cost of health care in the United States is very high and there is no national health plan. Nonresidents in the United States are not eligible for financial assistance from the US government to pay for medical bills. Therefore, the policies of Southeastern Louisiana University require that all students and scholars and accompanying family members have adequate health insurance coverage.
It is the student's responsibility to purchase and maintain adequate insurance coverage. Southeastern endorses a Student Insurance plan issued by Lewer Mark Student Medical Insurance. All non-immigrant international students will automatically be enrolled in the Southeastern endorsed plan unless proof of other acceptable insurance is provided to the International Services Office prior to registration. All acceptable insurance plans must include the following:
Policy minimum of $50,000 per Accident and Sickness for F-1 and J-1 and J-2 visa holders (Required by Department of State regulations)
Minimum $7500 benefit for Repatriation Coverage
Minimum $10,000 benefit for Medical Evacuation Coverage
Maximum deductible amount of $500
Policy benefits must meet or exceed those set forth in the Southeastern endorsed insurance plan
Alternate insurance must cover the entire semester. It is the student's responsibility to provide proof of private insurance for review to the International Services Office BEFORE registration for the possibility of an insurance waiver.
To request a waiver for Southeastern's endorsed plan, a student must submit to the ISO the Health Insurance Waiver Form and proof of coverage. Proof of coverage should include policy information, deductible rates, coverage dates, and expiration date of policy. This information must come directly from the policy provider/insurance company.
ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NOT PRESENTING PROOF OF OTHER ACCEPTABLE INSURANCE PRIOR TO REGISTRATION (OR UPON ARRIVAL FOR NEW STUDENTS) WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN ENDORSED PLAN ON THEIR FEE BILL.
Questions regarding Southeastern's insurance requirements may be directed to the ISO at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding benefits or claims may be directed to Lewer Mark at 1-800-821-7710. You may also review the latest brochure that lists the details regarding our policy at www.lewermark.com/selu.