International Student Health Insurance

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International Student Health Insurance

Students enrolled in on-campus courses are required to carry health insurance for themselves and for their immediate families during their time of study at Galveston College and must provide proof of coverage before arriving on campus. (Though U.S. immigration law does not require F-1 visa students to carry health insurance, Galveston College’s requirement supersedes the F-1 regulations.)

To explore health insurance options, consider the following:

NOTE: For U.S.-based insurance organizations, international students should identify themselves as “international” to view appropriate health coverage.

Minimum Standards for Insurance Coverage

Major Medical Coverage


Medical Evacuation


Repatriation of Remains


Deductible per Accident/Illness


Minimum Policy Rating

(must comply with one)

A.M. Best, rating of “A-” or above
Insurance Solvency International, Ltd., rating of “A-” or above
Standard and Poor’s, rating of “A-” or above
Weiss Research, Inc., rating of “B+” or above


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