Eligibility Requirements - For Students and Faculty Members

You must meet only one of the requirements below:

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents living abroad who are 74 or younger at the time of application are eligible to apply for coverage or;

Legal residents of the U.S. (citizens and residents/74 or younger) are eligible or;

The Eligible Member must be scheduled to reside outside of his/her country for at least 3 months per year and must be involved in Educational activity. This includes:

  • International Students living in the U.S.
  • International Faculty and Research Scholars in the U.S.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Participants living in the U.S.
  • U.S. Students and Faculty, planning on studying outside of the U.S., applying from either inside or outside of the U.S.
  • Pre-existing condition waiting period can be eliminated with proof of prior creditable coverage

* NOTE: Online courses or ESL (language courses) do not apply.