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Health Insurance


ONU's Health Center

Ohio Northern University makes a free walk-in clinic available to all students. Any ONU student may utilize its services. The Health Center provides general health assessments, treatments and referrals to specialists in the area. Check out the Health Center.

International Student Services strongly recommends utilizing the Health Center for minor situations. If it is a medical emergency, it is best to first dial 911.

Before treatment at the Health Center, all students must complete a Medical History and Immunization Form. It is strongly recommended that you complete the form below prior to your arrival at Ohio Northern!

Medical History and Immunization Form

ONU's Health Insurance

This information can be found in a downloadable and printable sheet at the bottom of this page.

Ohio Northern University requires all international students to have health insurance. For this reason, enrollment in ONU’s Health Insurance Plan for International Students is automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy is billed to your student account. The international student health insurance plan at ONU complies with the guidelines set by the US Department of State and with the Affordable Care Act (PPACA of 2014).

  1. Medical benefits of at least $100,000 USD per person per accident or illness
  2. Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  3. Medical evacuation expenses up to $50,000
  4. The deductible must not exceed $500 per illness or accident
  5. You must be covered at all times while in the United States. That is, there can be no coverage gap in your insurance.

The cost of the insurance (coverage from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019) is $1,355. Details of the plan for international students in 2018-2019 are available from Dr. Lynda Nyce.

F-1 Student Visa Holders:

Degree-seeking students (F-1 students), IEP and LLM International Scholars are automatically billed for ONU insurance upon registration. If F-1 visa holding students have an individual insurance plan from a U.S. insurance company, provided by a U.S. employer, or from an international provider that operates in the United states that is compliant with the following regulations, a waiver to opt out of the ONU insurance may be submitted. (NOTE: If you are applying for a waiver, your insurance must provide coverage from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019).

You must submit your completed waiver application by August 23, 2018 to Dr. Lynda Nyce (l-nyce@onu.edu). Please contact Dr. Nyce if you have any questions.  The waiver is found at the bottom of this page.

J-1 Visa Exchange Students:

Degree-seeking students (F-1 students), IEP and LLM International Scholars are automatically billed for ONU insurance upon registration. If F-1 visa holding students have an individual insurance plan from a U.S. insurance company, provided by a U.S. employer, or from an international provider that operates in the United states that is compliant with the following regulations, a waiver to opt out of the ONU insurance may be submitted. (NOTE: If you are applying for a waiver, your insurance must provide coverage from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019). You must submit your completed waiver application by August 23, 2018 to Dr. Lynda Nyce (l-nyce@onu.edu). Please contact Dr. Nyce if you have any questions.

Please let Dr. Nyce know if you have any questions.

 

Watch this video for an overview of the U.S. Health care System. It will help you become familiar with the way health care works in the U.S.