Health Insurance


International students with an F or J visa who are enrolled at Pittsburg State University are required to have proof of adequate health insurance coverage as mandated by the Kansas Board of Regents and immigration regulations. 

All international students with an F or J visa who are enrolled at PSU will automatically be enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare insurance plan. An invoice for payment for this health insurance will be posted in the student's GUS portal to be paid to the Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts. Payment for health insurance must be paid first before tuition and other fees can be paid to the university. A hold will be placed on the student's record until payment is received. The student's course enrollment will be dropped for nonpayment or for lack of proof of adequate health insurance coverage. 

Dependents (spouse and/or children) accompanying the student to the US on an F or J visa are required to also have proof of adequate health insurance coverage.

If you have questions regarding international student health insurance, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services: iss@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4680, 118 Whitesitt Hall. 

UnitedHealthcare Insurance Plan

UnitedHealthcare Student Portal

Students should print their UnitedHealthcare Insurance ID Card through the portal above. 

 

Summer Insurance Removal Request

If you are enrolled in classes during in the Summer Session (June and July), insurance coverage is mandatory. If you are not enrolled during the Summer Session, insurance coverage during the summer is strongly recommended to have year round coverage to avoid issues caused by breaks in coverage, such as accidents or pre-existing conditions. If you are leaving the US during summer break, and will be returning for classes in the Fall, you can request to have summer insurance coverage removed. 

Summer Insurance Removal Request

 

Health Insurance Waiver

If international students choose to provide comparable qualifying health insurance coverage from another provider, and want to waive the UnitedHealthcare insurance plan, students will need to go through the waiver approval process. Students will need to submit their request for a waiver directly to ECI Services. ECI Services will determine if the alternative insurance policy is acceptable and meets all the necessary minimum coverage requirements. The waiver request should be submitted through the ECI Services portal. ECI will respond to the waiver request in 5 to 10 business days. 

Questions regarding the Health Insurance Waiver should be directed to psu.waive@eciservices.com or 1-866-249-0574. 

The Office of International Programs and Services no longer reviews insurance policies for waivers.

IMPORTANT: Waiver requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. 

ECI Services Waiver Portal 

 

How to submit a waiver

If you do not want the UnitedHealthcare insurance plan, you must do the following:

  1. Set up an account with ECI Services.
  2. Log into your ECI Services account and click the Waive-It icon to go to the waiver portal administered by ECI Services.  
  3. Enter your insurance information on the Waiver Form and upload a copy of the front and back sides of your insurance card.
  4. ECI Services will notify you and the Office of International Programs and Services if the waiver is approved or denied within 5 to 10 business days. 
  5. Waiver requests will not be accepted after the deadline. 

 

Questions regarding the Health Insurance Waiver should be directed to ECI Services at psu.waive@eciservices.com or 1-866-249-0574.