Health Insurance and Immunization Information
Some universities sell their own insurance plans. If you need help to get more information about the insurance options, please contact us.
Your medical insurance must meet the following requirements:
- Valid coverage dates for the entire semester(s) attended need to be stated on the policy;
- Coverage for outpatient care, hospitalization, emergency room, accidents, medical evacuation, repatriation, and surgery needs to be provided;
- Health plans must have a non-reimbursement policy. This means that all medical bills must be paid DIRECTLY by the insurance company to the medical provider;
- Minimum $100,000 US Dollar coverage;
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness;
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness;
- At least 75% coverage for each accident or illness;
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500;
- Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her country in the amount of $10,000.
Plans that are NOT accepted include:
- Life insurance policies;
- Travel insurance plans;
- Accident or hospitalization only plans;
- Plans that reimburse the student rather than the medical provider.
Additional Medical Requirements
Students are required to submit written proof of the following medical information:
1. Tuberculosis (TB)
International Students are required to take a TB test after their arrival in Hawaii. TB certification issued outside of the U.S. cannot be accepted by the Universities. We can provide arriving students with information on how and where to get tested at no charge.
2. Measles (Rubeola) or MMR Clearance
Students must have received two doses of measles or MMR shots in their own country (written proof – such as an official vaccination record – is required). Alternatively, students may receive their measles shots upon arrival at HPU.