Health Insurance

Elmhurst University strongly advises all F1 international students to have adequate insurance coverage for the duration of their program in the U.S. The high cost of health care in the U.S. puts international students at financial risk in the event of injury or sickness.

Currently, obtaining health insurance is strongly recommended for all F-1 international students. Starting in Spring 2023, all new F-1 international students will be required to purchase the Elmhurst University-sponsored health insurance plan; all F-1 international students who began their studies prior to Spring 2023 will be strongly recommended to enroll in the plan.

Fall 2022

We strongly recommend enrollment in the school-sponsored plan offered by ISO. The dedicated ISO plan offers comprehensive coverage at an affordable rate.


  • August 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022

Cost: $600

To sign-up for health insurance with the new ISO plan, please email (will be billed directly by ISOA).

Spring 2023

Effective from the Spring 2023 semester, all new F-1 international students are required to purchase the Elmhurst-sponsored Student Health Insurance. Students admitted prior to Spring 2023 will be able to purchase the insurance and are strongly encouraged to do so.

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


  • January 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023

Cost: $600

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

Tony Marotta ’05

Director of Global Engagement
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