Health Insurance All international students at UAA are required to carry health insurance.
- Proof of this insurance needs to be submitted to the International Student Services (ISS) Office by the add/drop deadline of each semester (second week after classes begin).
- This proof must be submitted in English and must be received in person or via email by the deadline date.
- Failure to provide coverage information to ISS will result in the student not being able to register for the next semester.
Insurance may be purchased from any company as long as it meets the requirements specified below:
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per person per accident or illness
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
- Expenses associated with medical evacuation in the amount of $10,000
- A deductible of no more than $500 per accident or illness
It is recommended that students buy insurance for the entire year (August to August). Students who will continue their studies at UAA in the fall should be insured for the summer, even if they do not plan to be in the United States or take courses during the summer.
Students who are on post completion practical training must extend their coverage until they leave the US.
Health care in the US is extremely expensive; therefore it is necessary to choose a comprehensive policy that covers usual and customary fees in the United States.
Students who are accompanied by dependent spouses or children must purchase coverage for them that fulfills the requirements above.
UAA has an arrangement with United Health Care which provides affordable, excellent coverage.
- If you purchase your insurance from United Health Care, the student health center will file claims for you.
- To purchase optional student health insurance through United Healthcare, students must carry six or more credits, with three credits in on-campus courses.
- covers 100% of most charges incurred within the Student Health and Counseling Center, please call 907-786-4040 for more information.
The university health insurance can be waived if students provide proof of coverage by an alternate policy that meets the minimum required coverage amounts.
In addition, there are some health insurance providers that mainly focus on international students, such as and .