All international students at the University of Maine are required to have health insurance for themselves and their dependents. In addition, the U.S. government requires all J-1 scholars and J-2 dependents to have certain levels of insurance.
American health care is very expensive and you must have appropriate insurance coverage. The University of Maine International Student Medical Insurance Plan is strongly recommended since it has been designed in collaboration with Student Health Services to meet the health care needs of UMaine international students and scholars. Service is available to assist with claims.
If you wish to waive the UMaine plan because you have your own plan, you must submit the Insurance Waiver Fall 2012 form. Your insurance must be for at least one year (September to August). You can submit the Insurance Waiver form upon arrival, before the set deadline.
We hope you will always be healthy and well. However, in the event that you should have an accident or illness, we want to be sure you get the care you need. Below are links that are helpful to get information about the University of Maine insurance plan.
F-1 and J-1 Students