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Health Insurance

About Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all international students enrolled at Virginia International University (VIU). It is also mandatory to purchase the health insurance offered through the university. VIU has partnered with Global Secutive, LLC to offer our students affordable health care. Global Secutive is a fully licensed US insurance agency which provides insurance products for the intercultural exchange market. To maximize benefits and convenience, Global Secutive has partnered with United Healthcare to create a reasonable and comprehensive health insurance policy for international students.

Students pay for health insurance every semester along with tuition, whether they are paying in full or in installments. A health insurance officer in the Accounting Office will ensure students are properly enrolled and that their policies are active. Students will also receive a welcome letter and health insurance ID card through campus email.

Students who do not take classes in the summer semesters are not required to remain enrolled in the health insurance plan.

IMPORTANT: If a student is late making payments or decides not to enroll in the health insurance plan during the summer because he/she is not taking classes, his/her existing insurance policy will expire and the student will have to be enrolled in a new policy. Any treatment obtained under a previous policy will be considered a pre-existing condition and will not be covered in the new policy. Also, any illness or accident which took place during the un-insured period will be considered as a pre-existing condition and will not be covered by the new plan. Student wishing to avoid this situation should take care to maintain their current policy by enrolling through the summer months and making payments on time.

Please see the table below for payment amounts and deadlines. The payment amount is effective as of November 11, 2013 and is subject to change with annual renewals.

For Students in Academic Programs

Semester Coverage Amount to Pay
Fall 2014 Sep 1 – Dec 31 $244
Spring 2015 Jan 1 – Apr 30 $240
Summer I 2015 May 1 – Jun 30 $122
Summer II 2015 Jul 1 – Aug 23 $108

For Students in the ESL Program

Semester Coverage Amount to Pay
Fall 2014 Aug 25 – Oct 19 $112
Fall II 2014 Oct 20 – Dec 31 $146
Spring 2015 Jan 1 – Mar 8 $134
Spring II 2015 Mar 9 – May 3 $112
Summer I 2015 May 4 – Jun 28 $114
Summer II 2015 Jun 29 – Aug 23 $112

for questions about payment, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Accounting Office (M-F, 9 AM to 6 PM).