Health Insurance

All students and scholars attending UMKC on an F-1 or J-1 visa are automatically enrolled in the Anthem Student Advantage health insurance plan after registering for classes and will be billed each semester.

Anthem Student Advantage Health Insurance Plan

Anthem Student Advantage covers or exceeds all typical insurance requirements for international students and scholars outlined by the U.S. government. 

Visit Anthem's Website

Insurance costs and coverage dates

The rates include premiums for the plan underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as the University of Missouri - Kansas City administrative fee.

Rates for the 2024-2025 academic year
Student Student & Spouse Student & Child(ren) Student, Spouse & Child(ren)


8/1/24 - 12/31/24

$1,125 $2,198 $2,198 $3,271


1/1/25 - 7/31/25

$1,560 $3,047 $3,047 $4,534


6/1/25 - 7/31/25

$449 $877 $877 $1,305

Learn More About Anthem Student Advantage

Benefits and Coverage Summary (PDF)

The Anthem Student Advantage plan does not automatically cover the cost of eye or dental care. We suggest you visit your eye doctor and dentist before you leave for UMKC. You can purchase supplemental eye and/or dental insurance as optional coverage directly with Anthem after you've been enrolled in your medical insurance plan.

Health Care Resources at UMKC and in Kansas City

Insurance Waivers

If you are sponsored by your government or are on a visa other than F-1 or J-1, you might be eligible for an insurance waiver.

Health Insurance Waiver Request Form (PDF)

Insurance Waiver Deadlines

Fall 2024

September 4, 2024

Spring 2025

January 29, 2025

Summer 2024

June 13, 2024