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Your Responsibilities as a Policyholder

To comply with University of Michigan insurance requirements, you must ensure that you are enrolled in this health insurance plan for the entire time you are a student or scholar at the University. At times, however, you may need to make changes to your plan. For example:

  • If you are at the University longer than you originally anticipated, be sure to fill out a International Health Insurance Plan Change Form [PDF] to extend your coverage. You may fill out the form online. Then print, sign and date it, and submit in person or fax to Office of International Affairs.
  • If your spouse or children arrive in the U.S. after you have enrolled in the International Student/Scholar Health Insurance Plan, you must complete a International Health Insurance Plan Change Form [PDF] to add dependents to your plan. You may fill out the form online. Then print, sign and date it, and submit in person or fax to Office of International Affairs. Remember, your spouse and dependents must have health insurance, too.
  • If you leave the University earlier than you anticipated, it is your responsibility to come to Office of International Affairs to fill out and sign a cancellation form. Leaving the U-M or not enrolling in classes does not automatically cancel your health insurance. By completing the cancellation form, you ensure that you will no longer be billed for the plan.
  • If during the course of your time at the University, you receive a position (such as a graduate research or teaching assistantship) for which you are entitled to benefits paid by the University of Michigan- Dearborn, it is your responsibility to let the Office of International Affairs (OIA) know.  Once OIA confirms that you have these U-M benefits your International Student/Scholar Insurance will be canceled.  Once your U-M benefits end, OIA will re-enroll you in the International Student/Scholar Health Insurance Plan.

Do not allow your insurance coverage to lapse. Without health insurance, you are in violation of University of Michigan regulations, and you are at great financial risk if you have an accident or get sick.

Last reviewed: 11/07

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