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Waive my health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all enrolled F-1, F-2 and J-1 visas.

If you are a student or scholar on a F-1 or J-1 visa attending UMKC, you are REQUIRED to purchase UMKC health insurance as a part of the enrollment and registration process each term. You will be billed automatically upon registering for classes.

The university’s insurance plan covers or exceeds all typical insurance options outlined by the U.S. government as requirements for foreign students and scholars. Failure to purchase and maintain health insurance may result in the termination of your immigration status.

Non-immigrant international students on F-1 and J-1 visas will be automatically enrolled unless waiver requirements are met.


Under certain exceptional circumstances students may request a waiver of the mandatory requirements. Waivers are rarely given. Policies purchased abroad do not typically meet the UMKC mandatory requirements.

Waiver applications and proof of other coverage must be submitted to the International Student Affairs Office within 10 days of the first day of class each semester.

If waiver information is not received or not approved by the indicated deadline, the student will remain enrolled in the International Student/Scholar Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.

Exemption reasons:


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