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Rochester Campus
2010-2011 Student Health Benefit Plan
for International Scholars

The University of Minnesota mandates all international scholars and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan for visiting scholars. At the time you arrive at the University of Minnesota, you will have your documents validated by the University. After your documents have been validated, you will be instructed to contact the Office of Student Health Benefits at 1-800-232-9017 or

Eligibility and Enrollment

Scholars visiting the University for more than 31 days are required to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Scholars must contact the Office of Student Health Benefits to complete enrollment materials within 31 days of their arrival.

Scholars who will be at the University for 31 days or less may choose not to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan, but are required to carry their own health plan coverage for the duration of their visit to the University (must meet J-1 U.S. Federal regulation requirements).

To enroll in the Student Health Benefit Plan, please complete and submit an enrollment form (Please contact contact the Office of Student Health Benefits at for enrollment materials at this time) within 31 days of your arrival at the University. All scholars who wish to enroll dependents in the plan must also submit the first two months payment for dependents. In order to enroll a same sex domestic partner, the primary member must also submit a Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form.

Once an applicant’s eligibility is verified by the Office of Student Health Benefits, enrollment will be processed. Member ID cards will be sent to the plan member by U.S. mail approximately two weeks after your enrollment materials are received by the Office of Student Health Benefits.

Plan Details

2010-2011 SHBP Enrollment Brochure with Quick Reference Chart (PDF)
2010-2011 Full Benefits Summary (PDF)

Health plan network and claims administration services for the Student Health Benefit Plan are provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN, giving you access to thousands of providers and hospitals in their worldwide network.

Health Plan Card

Member ID cards will be sent to the plan member by U.S. mail approximately three weeks after enrollment. Cards will be mailed to the “current U.S. mail address” on record with the University. To update your address, go to: One Stop > Quick Links > Student Records > Personal Information.

If you recently updated your address in One Stop and think your card may have been sent to your old address, please email your name, student ID number, and “I have updated my U.S. Mail address in One Stop and would like a new card sent to me.” to The Office of Student Health Benefits must receive confirmation from you that your U.S. Mail address is correct in One Stop before a new card can be issued. Before using your Student Health Benefit Plan coverage, please familiarize yourself with the information found under Plan Details.

Emergency Travel Assistance Program

Plan members and their dependents traveling 100 or more miles away from home and outside of their home country, have emergency medical, travel, and personal security assistance 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world, through FrontierMEDEX, a leading provider of international travel assistance services. From finding an English-speaking doctor to replacing a prescription, FrontierMEDEX has the resources and experience to offer rapid coordination and monitoring of medical care while students are abroad.

Medical Services Available
- 24-hour worldwide medical referrals
- Medical evacuations and repatriation of mortal remains
- Verification of insurance coverage to facilitate hospital admission

Personal and Travel Services Available
- Assistance with lost or stolen travel documents (i.e. passport)
- Emergency language interpretation services
- Emergency cash advance

FrontierMEDEX Information Sheet (PDF)
FrontierMEDEX Member Website
FrontierMEDEX ID Card (267K, PDF)
FrontierMEDEX Assistance 1-800-527-0218


Student Notices

10/31/11 Email: AHC-SHBP Plan Welcome
02/04/11 Email: Appeal for Termination
01/19/11 Email: Spring SHBP Welcome
09/16/10 Email: Fall SHBP Welcome
12/14/10 Email: Emergency travel assistance

Contact Us

Eligibility Questions
Office of Student Health Benefits
University of Minnesota
410 Church Street S.E., N323
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
Fax: 612-626-5183 or 1-800-624-9881

Coverage Questions
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Phone: 651-662-5004 or 1-866-870-0348

On-Campus Health Care Questions
UMR Student Health Services

Emergency Travel Assistance Questions
UnitedHealthcare Global
Phone: 1-800-527-0218

Cost of Coverage

Academic Year 2010-2011
Coverage for
Student ONLY
195.00 per month
Spouse ONLY*
$ 200.00 per month
Single child ONLY
152.00 per month
Two or more children
$ 204.00 per month
Family maximum
$ 599.00 per month

*spouse or same-sex domestic partner

Additional Forms

Student Info Release Authorization Form (PDF)