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International Student Medical Insurance

Florida Institute of Technology International Student Insurance

General Information

The Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, is a private, nonprofit doctoral and research university established in 1958. It was founded by Dr. Jerome P. Keuper as Brevard Engineering College in support of NASA. The first classes were held at the Melbourne Municipal Airport until the campus moved to its current location in 1961. The university gained accreditation in 1964 and changed to its current name in 1966. Campus continued to expand in the 1980s with a new library, administration building, student center, and research lab. Today, FIT enrolls more than 6,000 students and counting each year. The school’s colors are crimson and gray, and its athletic nickname is the panther.

On Campus

The school has gained the trademarked nickname “Florida’s STEM University.” About half of FIT’s student body is enrolled in the College of Engineering, and other STEM offerings include the Aldrin Space Institute, the Math Advancement Center, and its Math and Science Teacher Education program. The school’s research programs include the Institute for Energy Systems, the Institute for Materials Science & Nanotechnology, the Institute for Research on Global Climate Change, and the Institute for Computing and Information Systems.

FIT is also the site of the Foosaner Art Museum, which offers art classes and free admission to the public, and the Gleason Performing Arts Center, nestled within a botanical garden and home to student theater, choral, and orchestral performances.

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Florida Institute of Technology International Student Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors

All J-1 Exchange Visitors and accompanying dependents must meet the minimum required health insurance coverage for the full duration of their stay in the U.S. Minimum coverage requirements include: medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness; repatriation of remains of at least $25,000; medical evacuation expenses of at least $50,000; a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness; may require a reasonable waiting period for pre-existing conditions; may include a provision for a maximum 25% co-pay; and shall not unreasonably exclude coverage for perils inherent to the activities of the Exchange Program.

International Students

For F and J international students, it is mandatory for them to be covered by the university’s health insurance plan. In order to be granted a waiver, they must meet the following very strict criteria: claims agent in the U.S.; claims payable in U.S. dollars; insurance company is licensed to do business in the state of Florida; coverage period of 52 continuous weeks or the complete duration of attendance at Florida Tech; no aggregate cap per illness or injury; deductible should not exceed $250 annually; basic benefits should include room, board, hospital services, physician fees, ambulance, outpatient services fee paid at 80% of usual, customary and reasonable fees after deductible is met; inpatient/outpatient prescription medication coverage; must cover HIV/AIDS and STDs; must cover substance/alcohol rehabilitation treatment; unlimited coverage of repatriation of remains; unlimited medical evacuation coverage; and no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

Please contact our office if you would like more information. This information may be subject to change based on a health insurance waiver or compliance form.

J Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

ExchangeGuard® Choice

ExchangeGuard® Essential

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

StudentSecure® Budget

StudentSecure® Select

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

F Visa Insurance Plans

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The school requirements are accurate as of the time of analysis. It is possible that the school requirements have changed since they were reviewed and matched with insurance plans meeting the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the latest requirements are still met by the insurance product you purchase. We are not affiliated with the schools listed here and these insurance plans are not endorsed by your school.

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