All international students who study at UALR are required to have year-round health and accident insurance. Insurance coverage must be maintained during the summer months as well, even if traveling out-of-the-country or returning to the studentâ€™s home country.
Premiums for insurance coverage are assessed twice a year on a six-month basis: Half is assessed at the beginning of fall semester and half is assessed at the beginning of spring semester. Each international studentâ€™s account on BOSS is automatically charged for health and accident insurance. Please be aware that insurance premiums cannot be added to the deferred payment plan offered by UALR and must be paid in full both fall and spring semesters.
International Student Health Insurance is currently offered through the Lewer Agency based out of Kansas City, Mo. Â For more information regarding the policy and benefits, visit the UALR Lewer website.
Be aware that:
- Insurance Rates are subject to change for students entering in the spring and summer semesters.
- Insurance Rates may increase each year.
Students can now use theÂ Pharmacy Reimbursement Claim FormÂ to send their pharmacy receipts to Lewer for reimbursement instead of coming to the office.Â Simply fill out the form, follow the instructions listed on the form, and send the packet to the address provided.Â We will still assist in submitting pharmacy receipts if needed.
Waivers will be approved only on a very limited basis: (1) the student must present proof that he or she is sponsored by the embassy, and the embassy provides insurance coverage on the studentâ€™s behalf; or, (2) the student is covered by health insurance provided through the employer of Â his or her spouse/family, employment must be a U.S. company. The student must present proof of his or her coverage to ISS. Insurance purchased in the studentâ€™s home country will NOT be approved for a waiver.
A request for a waiver must be submitted in writing to ISS prior to the first day of class.