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New Students

UAS does not offer a student health insurance plan and students are not required to possess insurance. However, students may obtain health insurance through the Marketplace, which offers lower health insurance premiums for Alaskans within certain income levels. By creating an account and applying for lower cost premiums, you will be able to compare and purchase health insurance plans that meet your needs.

You can sign up for insurance online at www.HealthCare.Gov (or click on the logo link below) or by calling 1-800-318-2596. For assistance with navigating the Marketplace call 211 or visit

Get quick answers about Obamacare and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Returning Students

Effective 8/14/15, the University of Alaska will no longer be sponsoring a student health insurance plan.

International Students

All international students on “F” visas are required to carry health insurance while attending UAS. The minimum coverage must include:

  • $50,000 Medical benefits per accident or illness
  • Deductible of $500 or less
  • Repatriation coverage of at least $7,500
  • Medical evacuation coverage of at least $10,000
  • Must be with a reputable health insurance provider

The student must submit insurance that complies with the outlined coverage and the coverage documentation must be in English. Insurance proof must be on file for each semester in attendance. If the university finds the insurance not reputable or adequate, the university will request additional insurance and place a hold on the student account until provided. Insurance coverage information is due within the first two weeks after classes begin, each semester.   

New International students must submit proof of insurance coverage to Deema Ferguson, Admissions Coordinator/Primary Designated School Official (F-1). Her office is located in the Novatney Building or she can be reached by email at

Returning International students should submit proof of insurance to Marsha Squires, International Student Advisor, located in the lower level Mourant Building or through email at

Insurance coverage can be obtained at the link above for the Marketplace or through United Health Care at