Health Insurance

Medical care is expensive in the United States. Therefore, it is very important that all international students have adequate health insurance. If you are injured or become seriously ill you may incur significant medical expenses, and international students are not eligible for assistance from the US government.

For this reason, Rutgers University requires all international students and scholars in F-1 and J -1 status on Rutgers' visa sponsorship and their F-2/J-2 visa dependents to have health insurance that meets or exceeds the University's minimum required level of coverage. Rutgers-Camden international students and scholars are subject to University health insurance policies. All Rutgers University students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Health Plan.

The International Health Insurance Coordinator is positioned in the Center for International Faculty and Student Services (CIFSS) on the New Brunswick campus. For detailed information about the University's health insurance policy, automatic billing, and exemption requests, please visit CIFSS' health insurance website. If you have questions about the health insurance program, please contact, Eirinn Jones, the International Health Insurance Coordinator at eljones@rci.rutgers.edu.