International Student Plan

Academic Year 2017–18

The University of Oregon requires that all international students have health insurance to help cover unexpected medical expenses that may arise. This includes international students who are studying abroad or have an approved medical or vacation term. All international students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan.

New international students must also complete an insurance compliance form prior to UO course registration. You can find this form or submit an insurance waiver request form through the myUOHealth student portal.

The University of Oregon is pleased to partner with PacificSource to offer a high quality, affordable health plan for the 2017–18 year. For specific plan details, review the following documents:

You may also refer to PacificSource for additional resources, such as ordering an ID card or downloading the myPacificSource app. (Note: Once you have downloaded the myPacificSource app, create a user account searching by your UO Student ID number. You will then have access to your digital ID card).

Highlights of the Plan

  • Platinum-level medical and prescription drug coverage for services at the University Health Center and with our local partners.
  • Coverage anywhere: Your benefits tag along wherever you go, offering 24/7 emergency medical care and assistance anywhere in the world (excluding your home country).
  • Coverage throughout the year—at school, at home, while traveling—our extensive network of providers keeps you covered as long as you are enrolled in the UO Student Health Benefits Plan.
  • Affordability: low cost of coverage, co-pays and deductibles with caps on annual out-of-pocket costs help eliminate the stress of finding great coverage.
  • Mobile apps to keep you connected and healthy on the move.

Cost of Plan and How to Pay

  • $743 per student, per term.
  • Total annual cost is $2,229 (this breaks down to $185.75 per month when comparing to other plans).
  • Charges are billed to the student’s account in three installments (once per term during the fall, winter, and spring terms).
  • The deadline for winter term premium payment is January 17, 2018 (for UO non-law students) and January 25, 2018 (for Oregon Law students). If you fail to pay your premiums prior to this deadline, you will have an academic hold placed on your account and may be subject to a late payment fee of $100.
  • Student Billing (currently located in Oregon Hall) accepts cash, check, money order and online payments (which includes the use of credit cards).

How to Enroll Dependents

  • International students are required to provide insurance that meets the UO standards for their eligible dependents who are with them here in the United States.
  • Dependents cost the same per term/semester as students ($743 per term, or $1,114.50 per semester for Oregon Law students).
  • Dependent enrollment forms can be found at myUOHealth, under the "Forms" tab.
  • All dependents will be verified through the Office of International Affairs.
  • Dependents are not eligible for medical services at the University Health Center. Go to PacificSource to find an in-network provider.

If You Already Have Insurance

  • International students are required to have insurance which meets or exceeds the university's requirements.
  • If you have other health insurance, you may request a waiver. Be sure to review the university's health insurance waiver criteria.
  • The waiver request form (step-by-step instructions available) can be found at myUOHealth, under the "Forms" tab.
  • Incomplete or inaccurate waiver submissions will not be considered.
  • The deadline for waiver submissions is January 17, 2018 (winter term, for UO non-law students) and January 25, 2018 (spring and summer semesters, for Oregon Law students). If you miss this deadline, you may be eligible for a late waiver until February 9, 2018 (for UO non-law students) or February 16, 2018 (for Oregon Law students), but you will not receive a refund for the administrative fees on the plan.