Health Insurance/Immunizations for International Students
Health insurance is required of all International Students. Students may use their own policies if they meet the minimum requirements of the College (see below) and if that policy is recognized by the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Mississippi. All such policies must be submitted for verification in advance to Belhaven's International Student Office at least one month prior to enrollment at the College. The policies must be presented in English language, and must be resubmitted annually for verification. If the policy does not meet the requirements, the student will purchase insurance upon payment of enrollment fees at the time of matriculation.
Student Insurance Mandatory Requirement
As part of your acceptance to Belhaven University, you have agreed to either purchase student insurance or provide proof that you are already covered by an adequate insurance policy. An adequate insurance policy must include:
At least $50,000 in accident and sickness coverage for hospitalization and outpatient medical care, $10,000 for medical evacuation and $7,500 in repatriation benefits with a previously approved insurance company.
This requirement is being implemented for your protection!
- Many hospitals in the United States will not accept a non-immigrant international student without adequate insurance for non-emergency care. This presents a devastating financial hardship on you and your family. It also presents a tremendous problem for Belhaven University in trying to assist you. (Belhaven has no funds to pay these bills.)
- Immigration regulations state that all non-immigrant students be financially responsible to meet all anticipated expenses while residing in the United States. With the high cost of medical care in the United States, financial responsibility necessitates having adequate medical insurance.
Students should submit mumps, measles, and rubella immunization certificates. Arrangements will be made for tuberculosis testing prior to registration.