International Student Health Insurance Requirements


All international students, scholars, and interns wishing to enroll at Florida Atlantic University must have medical insurance coverage which meets the guidelines set by the Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.009 and FAU Regulation 4.009. Misrepresenting or willfully failing to maintain appropriate medical insurance coverage will result in serious consequences for the student.

Students, scholars and interns fall into one of two categories: F1 and J1 Students Enrolled in Courses or J1 and J2 Students Not Enrolled in Courses. Please refer to your appropriate category below for more information.

F1 and J1 Students Enrolled in Courses:

Student Health Services monitors health insurance for all F1 and J1 students.

There are two ways students can comply with the health insurance requirement:

  1. Purchase the policy available through FAU from the Insurance for Students

  2. Providing proof of an acceptable alternate medical insurance plan to Student Health Services, SS-8W, Room 235 or faxing the form to (561) 297-0221.

Both, Alternative Insurance Compliance Form as well as receipts for the FAU-sponsored Plan (Insurance for Students) should be submitted to:

Student Health Services (Boca Raton Campus)
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561)297-3512   (561) 297-0494

Student Health Services are responsible for removing insurance holds (MM holds) for international students in F1 and J1 status. Students who are not in F1 or J1 status but have an MM hold on their account should contact Student Health Services to request the appropriate change.

J1 and J2 Visa Holders Not Enrolled in Courses:

International Services monitors health insurance compliance for all other J1 and J2 visa holders who are not enrolled for courses. This includes:

  1. J1 students who completed their program of study and are currently engaged in Academic Training

  2. J1 scholars (short term scholars, research scholars, professors, and specialists)

  3. J1 student interns

  4. J2 dependents

All J exchange visitors are required by FAU regulation (4.009) and the U.S. Department of State (22 CFR Part 62.14) to have appropriate health insurance in effect for the entire duration of their J program. J1 exchange visitors who are eligible for FAU employee benefits can sign up for one of the employee group health plan options and must contact ISSS to purchase the coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation (not included in the group health plans). All other J exchange visitors must provide adequate proof of health insurance to IS and have two options:

Option A: Choose one of the following FAU-approved plans

  1. The Florida Atlantic University Group Plan

  2. The Florida Atlantic University Individual Plan

For more information on benefits and rates contact Insurance for Students at or at 1-800-356-1235. All J visitors are required to submit a copy of the payment receipt to ISSS.

Option B: Show proof of acceptable alternate insurance compliance

  1. The policy must cover the full period of the period listed on the DS-2019. If the DS-2019 is issued for a period longer than one year, the policy must be purchased for at least one year at a time and renewed thereafter

  2. The insurance company must have a U.S. based claims agent address and contact phone number

  3. ISSS will not review individual policies to determine eligibility

International Services at Center for Global Engagement
777 Glades Road, DP-49, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 297-3049, Fax: (561) 297-2446, Email:

2018- 2019 Insurance Information

International students are permitted to register for classes only after they demonstrate proof of medical insurance coverage which meets the guidelines set by Florida Board of Governors Regulation BOG 6.009 and FAU Regulation 4.009. To find out more information about it, please contact Student Health Services located in the building SS8 above the food court in the breezeway.

Immunization Requirements

New FAU students are also required to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrolling in courses at FAU. Contact the Immunizations Office for further details.

 Last Modified 7/30/18