All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to purchase health and accident insurance provided through UALR and maintain coverage year‐round, as per UALR Board of Trustees Policy 502.6.
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 student’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. For more information regarding the policy and benefits, visit the UALR LewerMark website.
All F-1 and J-1 international students who are registered for the semester are enrolled in the insurance plan after the 11th day of class.
Students requiring medical assistance prior to the 11th day of class can request early enrollment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance enrollment is finalized on the 11th day of the class. Any change in registration, situation or immigration status will not result in removal from the insurance plan for that semester.
Students can choose to enroll a spouse and/or minor children prior to the 11th day of class. Any change in enrollment can only be predicated on a life-changing event.
All F-1 and J-1 international students are enrolled in the institutionally approved insurance plan regardless of the number of credits enrolled, marital status, or prior immigration status, including those on Reduced Course Load but not Authorized Early Withdrawal.
Students with a pending change of status to F-1 will be enrolled in the insurance plan in the first semester they are classified as F-1.
Due to J immigration regulations, J-2 dependents on a UALR student must also be enrolled in the federally compliant plan.
J-2 and F-2 dependents and students are not eligible for the institutionally approved plan.
The insurance plan covers students year-round and throughout the United States, and while traveling abroad. The policy does not cover students in their home country.
Insurance rates and plan design are subject to change without advanced notice.
Students can now use the Pharmacy Reimbursement Claim Form to send their pharmacy receipts to Lewer for reimbursement instead of coming to the office. Simply fill out the form, follow the instructions listed on the form, and send the packet to the address provided. We will still assist in submitting pharmacy receipts if needed.