Why Students Should Have Health Insurance


To help cover medical expenses in the US

Students should have health insurance to help pay for medical expenses at UHS and elsewhere. Expenses may include medication, emergency room visits, hospitalizations or ambulance service, and all services outside UHS.  If you do not have insurance, consider purchasing the Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan.

For travel abroad 

The university offers health insurance plans that can reduce the impact of health problems on study, volunteer, and leisure travel while abroad. Current students, faculty, and staff from all U-M campuses who travel abroad for university-related purposes must have U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Travel Abroad Health Insurance is also available for personal leisure travel abroad. For more information, see Travel Abroad Health Insurance.

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