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Health Insurance Information on OPT

Health Insurance Information for International Alumni During the Period of F-1 Post Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Emerson neither sponsors nor endorses health insurance plans for domestic or international alumni, including those alumni who choose to engage in an F-1 post-completion OPT experience. Nor do we attempt to assess or recommend any particular health insurance plans. Our alumni have varying needs and priorities, so a plan that is well suited for one person may be ill suited for others. However, we recognize that sorting through different plans can be challenging for some individuals and therefore recommend that you consider the following guidance before selecting a plan:

  • Carefully review and fully understand the benefits and costs associated with the plan.
  • In particular, pay close attention to enrollment period restrictions, geographic coverage restrictions, periods of eligibility, insurance co-pays and deductibles, and exclusions as they typically vary from plan to plan.
  • If you have any policy coverage questions, contact the health insurance companies whose policies you are considering to ask those questions.