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Renewing and Opting Into the Foreign Health Insurance

The Internationalization Office is no longer accepting opt-outs or opt-ins to the Foreign Health Insurance for the Fall 2016 semester, as the deadline was
Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 5pm NLST.

The next semester to opt out or into the Foreign Health Insurance will be Winter 2017.

Your health insurance will automatically be renewed for each semester you are a registered student. 

This does not apply to dependents, post docs or visiting scholars/faculty. If you have dependents that require coverage,or you are a post doc or visiting scholar/faculty you will need to opt them/yourself in once every academic year (or every semester in some cases) and pay every semester. 

You can opt-in yourself or your dependents to the Foreign Health Insurance Plan by visiting the Internationalization Office and completing an Opt-In form. It is required that this be done before September 21, 2016, 5pm NL, in order to avail of the full semesters worth of coverage. An opt in form is valid for one academic year (an academic year runs from September- August), unless you do not have a student number and are paying by cash. If you do not have a student number, you must opt in every semester and pay every semester you require coverage. To make payment, visit the Internationalizatino Office and pay cash or with a cheque payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

NOTE:

  • Dependents, Post Doctoral Fellows or Visiting Scholars/Faculty have the option of opting in to the Foreign Health Insurance plan from the IO, but it is not a requirement.
  • For international post docs, we have prepared this document which outlines your health insurance options.
  • Before you opt in, you should read through this website to understand the coverage you are purchasing. The Foreign Health Insurance costs $206.84 per semester (4 months).

If you have any questions about health insurance coverage, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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