Health Insurance

All F-1 international students admitted for Spring 2023 and beyond are required to purchase the Elmhurst University-sponsored plan offered by ISO for Fall and Spring semesters in which they will be enrolled for the duration of their studies and will be automatically enrolled and billed through their Elmhurst University student accounts.

All F-1 international students who began their studies prior to Spring 2023 are strongly advised to enroll in the Elmhurst University-sponsored ISO health insurance plan. The high cost of health care in the U.S. puts international students at financial risk in the event of injury or sickness and the dedicated ISO plan offers comprehensive coverage at an affordable rate.

Spring 2023

Coverage Period: January 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023

Cost: $600

To sign-up for Spring 2023 health insurance coverage with the Elmhurst University-sponsored ISO plan, please complete the Spring 2023 F-1 International Student Health Insurance Request Form.

Summer 2023

Summer is not a required semester of enrollment, but any students remaining in the U.S. during this period are still strongly advised to enroll in the Elmhurst University-sponsored ISO health insurance plan.

Coverage Period: June 1, 2023, through July 31, 2023

Cost: $240

Sign-up information for Summer 2023 will be available in mid- to late April 2023.

OPT Coverage

Once a student has graduated and been authorized by USCIS to engage in post-completion Optional Practical Training, they can view and enroll in dedicated plans to cover them during their OPT experience. Plans start on the 1st and 16th of the month.

F-1 students will be enrolled and billed upon automatically for this insurance plan through your Elmhurst University student accounts.

If you have any questions, you can contact ISO Student Health Insurance at (800) 244-1180 (Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST​) or email

Insured Student Portal

Insured students can login to their online account with ISO at: using the information below:

  • Member ID (provided to you in your email) OR email address
  • Password is your student ID (unless you reset it

Tony Marotta ’05

Director of Global Engagement
Office of Academic Affairs

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