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Beginning with the Fall 2009 semester a charge appeared on the registration Tuition/Fee Bill for all International Students (non-citizens or permanent residents of the United States) at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  The charge is in keeping with The Texas A&M University System’s Policy 26.99.01requiring international student health insurance.  The premium cost for the Texas A&M University System International Students Basic 50K Plan is $291 per semester and $175 for Summer 2011.

Although equivalent insurance plans will be accepted (before August 8, 2010 for Fall, January 2, 2011 for Spring, and May 1, 2011 for Summer classes), TAMIU encourages students to obtain the University-approved Student Health Plan based on the Plan’s comprehensive nature and reasonable cost. No exceptions are being made for materials received after the stated deadline. 

NOTE:  Effective Fall 2011 the TAMU System plan will be mandatory.

International students are required to have two types of insurance:
(1) medical insurance
(2) evacuation and repatriation insurance
Students deciding not to purchase the University-endorsed plan, must purchase alternative health insurance coverage. The alternative plan must have “equivalent coverage," meeting all requirements below and be presented to International Student Services (ISS) located in SC 226.

1.  Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
2.  Repatriation of remains coverage in the amount of $7,500
3.  Medical evacuation coverage to one's home country of at least $10,000
4.  A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

5.  The health insurance company offering the policy must have one of the following ratings: a Best or Standard and Poor's rating of at least "A-"; a Weiss Research Inc. rating of at least B+; an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd., rating of at least “A-1” and be backed by the full faith and credit of the student’s home country government.

6.  Provide the policy in English through a certified translation using U.S. Dollar denomination.

You must insure that the policy remains in effect during the period of your enrollment. Failure to maintain adequate health insurance coverage is a violation of the Texas A&M University System policy, and will disqualify you from using the Alternative Insurance Option in the future.

                                                                                                                                                  Revised 01/2011