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Health Care & Health Insurance in the United States


Health Insurance/Health Care Walk-In Hours
Tuesday through Thursday: 1 - 3 PM

If you are unable to meet with an advisor during walk-in hours, please contact us at ihealth@msu.edu to schedule an appointment.

ATTENTION! New: Changes to Aetna Student Health (effective August 15, 2013)

Important! If you are planning on applying for health insurance waiver for Fall 2013, you will need coverage from 08/15/2013 to 02/14/2013 instead of 12/31/2013.

How to Apply for Insurance Waiver?

Enrollment periods for Aetna Student Health have been changed, so are the health insurance waiver period requested. Please make sure you have coverage for the entire waiver period requested! You can find more information at: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/students/health/waiver.htm.

 


Do you know...

The average cost for an urgent care clinic visit is:
Approximately $100-$200
Cost of a hospital emergency room (ER) visit is:
$600, often much more
Typical hospital charges, not including surgery, tests or other similar items is:
$2,500 or more per day
Charges for routine delivery of a baby in a hospital, including doctors' fees is:
$6,000 to over $10,000

Health care is very expensive in the United States. And the U.S. government does NOT pay any part of the medical expenses for international students or their family members. If you don't have insurance and you need medical care, you will end up paying huge bills all by yourself.

Keep in mind, it is generally impossible to buy insurance after you get sick because an illness or injury that you already have, called "pre-existing", is usually not covered by insurance. Take action now! Protect you and your family today! Learn how, read 3 ways to insure yourself and your family.

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