Paying for Medical Insurance

 

Premiums for Students

The cost of the Seattle College District policy is $383.22 per student each quarter, and is charged automatically to international students on F-1 and M-1 visa at the time of registration.

The medical insurance premium is 100% refundable if classes are dropped before the first day of the quarter. As of the first day of the quarter, the premium is non-refundable. Students who may file a claim prior to the start of the term should take care, as refunding the premium will affect their insurance coverage.
 

Premiums for Spouses and Dependents

Lewermark does not offer insurance coverage for dependent spouses or children of F-1 students. If you have a dependent spouse and/or dependent children who need medical insurance coverage and would like suggestions for other insurance options, please visit the International Education Programs Office in BE1113 for assistance.


Exceptions to the Insurance Requirement

The following students are exempt from the requirement to purchase Seattle Central’s insurance policy:
 
- International students attending Seattle Central on visas other than F-1 or M-1
- F-1 students taking classes at Seattle Central while on an I-20 form from another U.S. institution
- Government-sponsored students already provided with insurance from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, the Embassy of Kuwait, Embassy of Oman, or Embassy of the UAE.


Insurance Card

With your insurance from the school, you will need to log in to the LewerMark website and print an insurance card from the Lewer Agency. Your insurance card should have your name in English and your insurance ID number on it. Always carry your insurance card in your wallet. When your doctor asks for your insurance information, you can provide this card.

New students will be able to access their insurance card in the 3rd week of their first quarter. Returning students who have been studying at Seattle Central for one or more quarters can use the same insurance card from their previous quarter. Students paying after the first day of the quarter may experience a delay in insurance activation. Visit the IEP Office if you have an urgent insurance need.

If your insurance card is lost or stolen, login with your student ID number to the Lewer Agency website to print a new one.


Release of Information to Lewer Agency

In order for Seattle Central to enroll students in the insurance plan, and to allow the Lewer Agency to manage the plan, the college's staff must provide certain information to the insurance company on a quarterly or as needed basis:

- Name
- Address
- Student ID Number
- Date of Birth
- Visa Status, including whether or not a student is maintaining status
- Gender
- Confirmation of approval for Reduced Course Load (if applicable) and reasons for approval
- Confirmation of approval for and engagement in practical training