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International Student and Scholar Services
University of Mississippi

Student Health Insurance Requirements

The University of Mississippi requires all international students to maintain health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment and maintenance of status. In addition, all dependent family members of J-1 Visa holders are required by federal regulation to have health insurance at all times while in the United States.

All international students with the exception of those classified in the university system as U.S. permanent residents, Asylum, DACA or H-1 status holders will be enrolled in the health insurance program made available through the university (UnitedHealthcare).

The University of Mississippi has partnered with UnitedHealthCare to provide health insurance to the international students.

Important Links for the UHC plan:


If you are arriving in the Fall, your plan will begin August 15, 2021 and you are enrolled automatically. The plan will continue as long as you are enrolled at the university. If you will not be at the university in the Spring semester, your plan will end January 14, 2022. If you will be enrolled in the Spring semester, your plan will end August 14, 2022.

If you are arriving in the Spring, your plan will begin January 15, 2022 and you will be enrolled automatically. Your plan will end on August 14, 2022.

If you are continuing at the university in Fall 2022, you will automatically be enrolled in the renewed plan with an August 15, 2022 start date.


Costs for the 2021-2022 School year are:

Rate Annual

(08/15/21 – 08/14/22)


(08/15/21 – 1/14/22)


(01/15/22 – 08/14/22)

Student $2004 $841 $1163
Spouse $2004 $841 $1163
One Child $2004 $841 $1163
Two or More Children $4008 $1682 $2326
Spouse and Two or More Children $6012 $2523 $3489

Costs will be charged to your student Bursar account.

Enrolling Dependents

Once you (the primary beneficiary) are enrolled in the health insurance plan,  you should receive an email within 48 hours directing you to create a “My Account”. Once you have created your “My Account”, you will use that system to enroll your dependents.

Vision/Dental Benefits

There is an optional vision discount available through EyeMed discount plan. For information visit
There is also an optional Dental Savings plan through Basix. For more information visit

Getting your Insurance ID Card

You can print your Insurance Card by logging into your “My Account”.

Insurance Waivers

Participation is mandatory for all international students except Permanent Residents and H1B visa holders. Exemptions may be considered on the basis of stated exemption requirements available at:

Student Health Insurance Requirements and Exemptions

If you qualify for a waiver, you must submit a waiver request through the UHC StudentResources page. You can submit your waiver request by going here and selecting “Waive Coverage“. Waiver requests must be renewed each semester.

The deadline for Spring 2022 waivers is February 18, 2022. No waiver requests will be accepted after this date.