International Student Medical Health Insurance Information
Insurance Enrollment and Charges for 2012 - 2013
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR 2012 - 2013
STUDENT MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION FOR FALL 2013
SEMESTER WILL BE UPDATED IN MID JULY, 2013.***
*PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM INVOLVES
PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE IN ADDITION TO OUT OF
POCKET EXPENSES PER DOCTOR'S VISIT, ACCIDENT AND/OR INJURY. THE
UNITED STATES DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND
HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE UNITED STATES CAN BE
* Please note: The
name of the LSU Medical Health Insurance Plan has been changed from
Macori, Inc. to AIG Educational Markets
*Please click on this link to review the LSU Medical Health
AIG Educational Markets
NEW INCOMING STUDENTS FOR SUMMER, 2013
Please be aware that your summer 2013 LSU medical health
insurance coverage will not begin until June 5, 2013.
If you plan on arriving in the United States prior to
June 5, 2013, you should purchase a private medical
health insurance policy to cover you until June 4,
2013. If you choose not to purchase a private medical
health insurance policy to cover you from your arrival
date to June 4, 2013, you will NOT have medical health
NEW INCOMING STUDENTS FOR FALL, 2013
Please be aware that your fall 2013 LSU medical health
insurance coverage will not begin until August 14,
2013. If you plan on arriving in the United States
prior to August 13, 2013, you should purchase a private
medical health insurance policy to cover you until
August 13, 2013. If you choose not to purchase a
private medical health insurance policy to cover you
from your arrival date to August 13, 2013, you will NOT
have medical health insurance coverage.
SUMMER 2013 SEMESTER:
It is mandatory that all non-immigrant international students who
hold F and J visa statuses have health insurance which is acceptable
to the University.
This includes part-time and full-time registration. Under LSU
Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan (SASIP),
incoming students with F visa status and J visa status will
be automatically charged $326.00 for the BASIC PLAN, PLAN 1,
which includes a repatriation/medical evacuation fee.
This charge provides students with medical health insurance
coverage from June 5, 2013 through August 13, 2013.
Do not select the insurance plan through PAWS or Macori, Inc.
on line website if you hold F or J visa status since this will
cause errors in your fee bill and insurance problems.
The following students should contact MACORI, Inc. (LSU's
insurance company) directly at 1-800-285-8133 or visit
to purchase or continue their LSU health insurance coverage
since they NOT are automatically charged for LSU's health
(a) Non-immigrant international students with visa status other than
F and J.
(b) Students who are registered as Degree Only (DO) for Summer 2013.
(c)Students on Optical Practical Training (OPT: F-1) or Academic
Training who are not enrolled for credit hours
PLEASE REVIEW THE LINKS BELOW:
PLEASE REVIEW IMPORTANT INSURANCE MATTERS BELOW:
The United States does not have a socialized health care system
and health care and insurance coverage in the United States can
be expensive. Be aware that the United States health care system
involves payment of premiums for insurance coverage in addition
to out of pocket expenses per doctor's visit, accident and/or
AIG Educational Markets. will mail out permanent insurance cards to new incoming
students this Summer 2013 semester using their Baton Rouge home
address listed on their PAWS account (please keep address updated in
PAWS account.) A TEMPORARY insurance card may be downloaded from
and select “Temporary ID Card” from ID Card drop down menu found
under “ID Card & Forms”.
Again, all F and J visa holders who want LSU's Student Accident
and Sickness Insurance Plan
select the plan via PAWS or on line. THIS WILL CAUSE ERRORS ON
YOUR FEE BILL and problems with your insurance. You will be
automatically billed for insurance on your fee bill each and
every semester you are enrolled in courses
at LSU. Any upgrades for NEW INCOMING students and additions for
dependents must be done through International Services
(Insurance Request Form).
The deadline to submit insurance forms each semester is posted
on our website, in the LSU
fall, spring, and summer registration booklets, and sent out to
all F and J visa
holders by e-mail at the beginning of each and every
All questions concerning benefits, claims, or billing problems
of the assessed insurance should be directed to
AIG Educational Markets
customer service insurance line at: 1-800-285-8133 or
International students needing additional information may
contact Janice Goodloe at: 225-578-3191 or e-mail:
You may also meet with Ms. Goodloe during LSU health insurance
walk-in hours from 2pm to 4pm every Wednesday afternoon in
International Services,101 Hatcher Hall.
If you have LSU’s medical health insurance, you are always
required to first report to LSU’s Student Health Center
to see a doctor (except in the case of a medical emergency),
or your claims will not be paid. To avoid problems or
delays, regardless of your insurance policy, always carry your
insurance card as you would your drivers’ license.
INSURANCE FORMS AVAILABLE BELOW:
F-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form
J-1 Student Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form
Summer 2013 Insurance Request Form
This page was last updated, May 08, 2013