Health Insurance for International Students
Lawrence requires all international students to have sickness and accident insurance. The cost of health care, especially hospitalization, is very expensive in the United States. Even a short illness can have a high cost associated with it. Students, therefore, must have health insurance to protect themselves from the effects of those costs. Each international student at Lawrence is automatically enrolled in the program and billed for the cost unless the insurance waiver form (see below) is submitted by July 1 each year. The cost for the insurance plan in 2018-2019 was $1,432.00. The cost for the 2019-2020 plan is not yet finalized.
To waive insurance, students must demonstrate that they have U.S. coverage that is similar to Lawrence's plan and complete the waiver by the July 1 deadline by completing the International Waiver on-line or requesting a paper or electronic copy from International Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and returning it by the appropriate deadline.
The sickness and accident insurance plan available through Lawrence is administered by SAS, Student Assurance Services, Inc. using the Consolidated Health Plans (CHP). All questions about coverage and claims should be directed to CHP (contact information is on the provided student insurance card mailed to insured individuals each year).