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SUBJECT: 500s: Student affairs EFFECTIVE: August 31, 2011
Section: 505 Student Health Insurance

  1. Institutions may not permit commencement of studies or continued enrollment of an international student, or permit an international student to reside in campus housing, who does not have insurance as required under SBHE Policy 505.

  2. Citizens of Canada and Norway are exempt from the policy.

  3. Institutions shall adopt procedures for approving waivers and refunds for students who withdraw or complete their studies prior to the end of a premium period.

  4. International students not exempt and not granted a waiver must have coverage under the group health and accident insurance plan approved by the Chancellor upon registration or enrollment.

    1. Institutions shall charge all international students not exempt the approved group insurance premium not later than the beginning of the term.

    2. Institutions shall collect required premiums from the students and submit student payments to the insurance provider not later than the end of the sixth week of a regular fall or spring term or equivalent date for a summer term or classes outside a regular term. Absent documentation of coverage under a comparable plan, institutions shall cancel enrollment of students who fail to pay required premiums by the end of the sixth week, resulting in cancellation of coverage under the approved plan.

    3. Institutions may not pay such premiums or costs using state or institution funds and institution officers and employees shall not represent that institutions will pay or are responsible for payment of such premiums or costs.

    4. Upon receipt of documentation an international student is already covered under the approved plan or a comparable plan, the institution shall cancel the premium billing for that student.

  5. Waivers may be granted:

    1. To students with documentation of comparable insurance coverage;

    2. To students denied coverage under the approved plan with documentation of comparable coverage; or

    3. For other compelling reasons as defined under institution procedures and documentation of comparable coverage.

Reference: SBHE Policy - 505  

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