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International Students

Health Insurance on the Downtown Campus

The University of Colorado Denver has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students in the non-immigrant visa categories of F-1 and J-1 as well as students on OPT. The insurance premium will be automatically added to the student account each semester. Dependents can be added on the plan within 30 days of arrival or birth in the US. All other international students and scholars will be eligible to enroll on the voluntary domestic health insurance plan. Please contact the Health Insurance Office at  303-556-6273.

Waiver Policy

You may qualify to waive out of the University issued student health insurance plan if your own health insurance policy meets all University’s health insurance requirements listed below:
  • Medical benefits of at least $200,000 per accident or illness; and
  • Repatriation in the amount of $25,000; and
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to their home country in the amount of $50,000; and
  • Deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
Every student wishing to be waived from the University sponsored plan must fill out and submit a waiver form once every year. The deadline to waive for Spring 2014 semester is February 6th, 2014.
Click here to access the waiver form. Using a Firefox browser is recommended.
No waivers/refunds will be processed after the aforementioned deadline. The school health insurance fee will be automatically added to your student account if your waiver fails to meet the University’s health insurance requirements.

For questions, please stop by the Health Insurance Office in Tivoli 127 or contact Susie Lederer at
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