International Student Health Insurance & Medical Records

The University of Wisconsin System Policy requires all students to have health insurance and recommends students to submit an immunization record.

Health Insurance

Students
International students that register for classes are automatically enrolled in the UWM international student health insurance policy (which is approved by the University of Wisconsin System). Health insurance is mandatory, and students may not substitute another insurance policy for the UWM approved insurance policy.

  • UWM will enroll you in the plan
  • You will have a charge on your university PAWS account each semester for health insurance
  • The total cost for the academic year 2017-18 will be $1,486

Charges for health insurance are by semester:

Fall 2017 (Coverage dates are August 5, 2017 – January 14, 2018)

  • $664.00 charge on your Fall tuition bill

Spring/Summer 2018 (Coverage dates are January 15, 2018 – August 4, 2018) 

  • $822.00 charge on your Spring tuition bill

If you have any questions, please email your questions to Che Huewitt at chuewitt@uwm.edu.

Graduate Students with UWM Assistantships or UWM Fellowships

If you have an assistantship or fellowship award which provides UWM employee health insurance, you are required to enroll in the supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy provided by UWM. Action is required on your part because if you do nothing, you will be enrolled in the general UWM international student health insurance policy.

You need to take the following steps:

  1. Submit your assistantship offer letter or fellowship award letter to Che Huewitt at chuewitt@uwm.edu.
  2. Complete this web-form.

After you complete those steps, your PAWS account will be charged $80.00, and CIE will enroll you in one full year of coverage in the supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy.

Students Sponsored by Home-Government or Other Education Program

If your home government or another agency is sponsoring your education and also providing you with health insurance benefits for the duration of your study, please submit the documentation of your sponsorship and health insurance to Che Huewitt at chuewitt@uwm.eduAction is required on your part because if you do nothing, you will be enrolled in the general UWM international student health insurance policy.

A waiver for your required participation in the UWM international student health insurance policy is not automatically granted. Your documentation will be reviewed, and if your health insurance meets the UW System requirements for international student health care coverage, we will waive the requirement of your enrollment in the UWM international student health insurance policy.

Even if you receive a waiver for the UWM international student health insurance policy, you still need to have a supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy. If your insurance policy does not have supplemental evacuation & repatriation benefits, you will be required to enroll in UWM’s supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy.

Students who have an F-1 visa and who receive health care insurance from a spouse's U.S. employer

If you are on an F-1 visa and you have health insurance from your spouse’s U.S. employer, you need to do the following:

  1. Submit documentation of employment and health insurance to Che Huewitt at chuewitt@uwm.edu.
  2. Complete this web-form.

A waiver for your required participation in the UWM international student health insurance policy is not automatically granted. Your documentation will be reviewed, and if your health insurance meets the UW System requirements for international student health care coverage, we will waive the requirement of your enrollment in the UWM international student health insurance policy.

Even if you receive a waiver for the UWM international student health insurance policy, you will need to have a supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy. CIE will enroll you for one full year of coverage in the supplemental evacuation & repatriation policy, and your PAWS account will be charged $80.00.

Note: The mandatory health insurance coverage for international students meets the federal government Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements and the University of Wisconsin System Policy.

Medical Records

UWM strongly recommends newly admitted students submit an immunization record to Norris Health Center when they arrive on campus. Please refer to the 2014-2015 University Recommended Immunizations to see which vaccinations are recommended.