Health care in the United States is expensive and health insurance is necessary to protect international students and scholars in case of serious problems. All Marquette international students and scholars with F-1 or J-1 visa status are required to have acceptable year-round health insurance coverage for their entire period of studies.
Marquette University has established a health insurance plan for our international students and scholars. The plan is underwritten by Chartis and managed by AMA & Associates. Our insurance agent is Tracy Tillman of Rust & Associates. Enrollment in the plan, beginning with entry into the United States with a Marquette University Form I-20 or DS-2019, is mandatory.
Only students and scholars who have alternate health insurance coverage through a U.S. employer or government sponsor or through a parent or spouse employed in the U.S. can be exempt from the Marquette plan. Exemptions must be approved by the Office of International Education (OIE) in advance.
For detailed information on the mandatory health insurance plan, read the Mandatory International Student and Scholar Insurance plan brochure below. The plan brochure is also available at the OIE.
Insurance Calendar and Enrollment:
Each insurance year begins on August 1 and ends on the following July 31. Enrollment periods are fall: August-December (for 5 months) and spring/summer: January-July (for 7 months).
Students are enrolled twice per year for August 1 and January 1. Scholar enrollment dates coincide with their particular program.
Student charges are added to the Bursar account for payment with fall and spring fees and can be viewed in CheckMarq.
Scholars are required to purchase the insurance through the OIE by check or credit card.
Finding a Doctor:
The following options are available for students and scholars enrolled in the Marquette plan:
Marquette University Student Health Services (Students Only)
Schroeder Health Complex, lower level
545 N. 15th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Marquette Neighborhood Health Center
1834 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53233
After-hours care: Come to the OIE for a listing of local clinics.
Find an off-campus doctor at: www.healtheos.com (choose Healtheos under Healtheos by Multiplan).
After visiting a doctor or clinic, a completed AMA Claim Form, with itemized bills or other documentation explaining the nature of the illness or injury, must be submitted to:
AMA & Associates
P.O. Box 659570
San Antonio, TX 78265-9570
Claim forms are available in the OIE or can be found on-line at http://www.rustassoc.com/international_students/index.cfm (choose Marquette University from the pull-down menu). Claim forms should be mailed immediately but no later than 90 days after the injury or illness.
Questions about a Claim or Coverage:
Contact Tracy Tillman of Rust & Associates with questions at 1-800-336-0747 or contact the OIE at 1-414-288-3216.
Marquette F-1 or J-1 students or scholars with family members having F-2 or J-2 status may also enroll their family members in the Marquette plan. Enrollment forms are available in the OIE or through http://www.rustassoc.com/international_students/index.cfm (choose Marquette University from the pull-down menu). The OIE does not monitor the coverage for student dependent enrollments; it is the responsibility of the student or scholar to maintain continuous enrollment for their dependents.
Coverage after Graduation:
Students may be eligible to continue enrollment in the international plan for a period of twelve months after they graduate. To avoid a lapse in coverage, an enrollment form must be submitted before the current coverage expires. Enrollment forms are available in the Office of International Education or can be found on-line at http://www.rustassoc.com/international_students/index.cfm (choose Marquette University from the pull-down menu).