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Student Health Insurance
Health insurance in the United States is essential. Unlike many countries around the world, medicine is not socialized, so the government does not pay for doctor’s visits, visits to the hospital, or any other type of medical care. Since an accident or illness can be very expensive, adequate insurance coverage is required. North Georgia requires all international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa to carry medical insurance through United Healthcare. Payment is due along with your tuition and fees each term that you are enrolled.
You will be issued an insurance card at the time of enrollment. You must carry this card with you at all times in case you encounter an emergency and need to see a doctor. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the insurance premium will be $531.00 for the fall term and $697.00 for the spring and summer terms. The Untied Healthcare North Georgia insurance homepage is available for you to set-up your student account, print a temporary ID card, waive coverage, and do a network provider search.
To view the United Healthcare Brochure click here.