International Student Health Insurance

FGCU International Student Health Insurance Guide 

Health Insurance is mandatory for international students as required by Florida law. All international F1 and J1 students are required to provide proof of valid health insurance. If you prefer to purchase health insurance yourself, following is a list of preapproved carriers and plans

  • Each semester, a hold will be placed on student accounts until proof of insurance is provided to the GIIS. (Note: Student Athletes do not need to provide proof of insurance to our office. The Athletic Department will provide student athletes with insurance information.)
  • Students will not be permitted to register for classes or continue enrollment unless they comply with the insurance requirements
  • Insurance must provide continuous coverage for the entire period the insured is enrolled as an eligible student - including annual breaks during that period. Payment of benefits must be renewable.
  • Proof of insurance should be submitted no later than 2 weeks before classes begin.

Coverage dates must meet one of the following options

Term Start End 
Fall August 19 December 31
Spring (Must be graduating) January 1 May 8
Spring/Summer  January 1 August 18th 

Determine which insurance to use:

*FGCU has partnered with Gallagher Student Health for international student health insurance coverage. If you choose this plan, the charge will be added to your Gulfline Account. Information about the plan can be found by going to:  Gallagher Student Health

 If you prefer to purchase health insurance yourself, following is a list of preapproved carriers and plans:

Optional Pre-approved Health Insurances Providers

Provider name  Provider website Plans 
Gallagher Student health  www.gallagherstudent.com/FGCU   Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan
IFS Insurance for Students www.insuranceforstudents.com  Secure or Secure Plus
ISP International Student Protection: www.intlstudentprotection.com  Trail Blazer BASIC or Trail Blazer ELITE
ISO International Student Insurance www.isoa.org  Shield for FL System
ISI International Student Insurance www.internationalstudentinsurance.com  Student Secure - FGC, Select or Elite

 *If you choose insurance other than listed above, you must complete the Insurance Compliance Form
To upload your proof of insurance, click here: 2021-2022 Proof of Insurance


Questions about insurance? Please contact Julie Leyden: jleyden@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7925