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Student Health Insurance Minimum Requirements

All students participating in University of Montana-sponsored study abroad programs are required to maintain health insurance coverage throughout the entire study abroad period. University of Montana's minimum coverage requirements are:

  • Medical Expense Benefit: $150,000
  • Medical Evacuation: $150,000
  • Repatriation: $15,000

Options for Meeting Minimum Coverage Requirements

Students can meet the minimum coverage by:

  • Enrolling for UM's Blue Cross/Blue Shield student insurance policy meets all of UM's minimum health insurance requirements for medical expense benefit, medical evacuation, and repatriation.  
  • Maintaining their current health insurance through a parental policy. Research coverage to ensure it meets requirements. In addition to the parental policy, students may need to purchase the HTH Supplemental insurance for repatriation and evacuation through the Office of International Programs, which costs $20.00/month or $5.26/week.   Travel to Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Syria or Yemen require HTH Insurance’s approval prior to travel.  Students may enroll in an equivalent supplemental policy through any insurance provider they prefer.  
  • Purchasing the HTH Comprehensive insurance policy through OIP or their Program Director. Students going abroad on a UM sponsored program and UM faculty and staff going abroad on university business may enroll in this plan. This plan meets all of UM's minimum health insurance requirements for medical expense, medical evacuation, and repatriation and costs $53.15/month or $15.05/week. However, it offers only minimal coverage for preexisting conditions. Travel to Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Syria or Yemen require HTH Insurance’s approval prior to travel.
PLEASE NOTE: Students purchasing a study abroad insurance plan are encouraged to retain their U.S. insurance so that they are covered for pre-existing conditions and for any time they are in the U.S. before or after the program.