Health Insurance Information
WHY DO I NEED TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE?
All F-1 and J-1 visas holders are required to have a valid health insurance policy while enrolled at Longwood University. Health care is expensive in the United States, and insurance will help to cover medical expenses in case you become sick or are injured.
You must have valid health insurance policy at all times while attending Longwood University. If you willfully refuse to purchase a health insurance policy, your visa may be terminated.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY?
We require that you purchase the "Budget", "Select", or "Elite" insurance plan through International Student Insurance. These plans are highly recommended and affordable. Once you purchase your insurance policy, you must present the proof of coverage receipt to the Center for Global Engagement. You may request a waiver if you are already covered by an international insurance policy. Please contact the Center for Global Engagement to determine if you need to purchase additional insurance.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IS COVERED BY THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE PLANS?
You can learn more about coverage, benefits and exclusions on this website.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact Mr. Scott Couchman, International Student Advisor, if you have any questions about insurance plans.