The University of Baltimore does not require students to have health insurance to attend classes. However, it is strongly recommended that students have insurance to help them cover any medical costs, including unforeseen illness and emergencies. Students can review the information below to learn more about how healthcare can be accessed if you’re a domestic student living in Maryland and, for international students, how healthcare works in the United States.
If you need further assistance, you may contact Tony DuLaney, Clinical Case Manager for the Office of Student Support at 410.837.5159 or at Tdulaney@ubalt.edu
If you’re under the age of 26
It’s possible that you can be insured on a parent or legal guardian’s health insurance plan. Check to see if their plan covers dependents. If so, you can often be added to their plan and stay on it until you turn 26.
For Domestic students living in Maryland
Maryland Health Connection is the entry point for enrolling in health insurance coverage in the state. You can enroll directly on their website or work with one of their navigators to better understand your options. A navigator can help to guide you through the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system and help you to make an informed decision when considering which health insurance plan is best for you.
Another option is to work with HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM), a non-profit organization, which helps those in Maryland understand how to choose an insurance plan and enroll in health insurance. Both in-person and virtual navigators are available at HCAM.
- Maryland Health Connection - https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/
- HealthCare Access Maryland- https://www.healthcareaccessmaryland.org/
International Student Insurance
The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world and there are fees for all health services . As an international student, it is likely that receiving healthcare in the U.S. is different than in your current country. Please watch this short video from International Student Insurance explaining how the U.S. healthcare system works and how you can best prepare for receiving medical care while living in the U.S.
There are many health insurance providers for international students studying in the U.S. and it is important to compare cost and coverage. If you don’t know where to start, below are three potential insurance providers:
- Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) - https://www.culturalinsurance.com/
- iNext - https://www.inext.com/plans/travel-to-usa/
- International Student Insurance - https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/
If you have questions about being an international student at UBalt, please contact UBalt’s Office of Diversity and International Services at email@example.com or 410.837.5744. For information about international student admissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org