Student Health Insurance

Erikson Institute does not have a student health center, and at the same time the roll out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has significantly changed the health insurance and health care landscape, particularly for student health insurance plans.

In accordance with Section 1501 of the Affordable Care Act, all Erikson students are expected to have health insurance coverage and be in compliance of all applicable federal laws.

Students may already be covered by private insurance either through their employers or through a spouse or family member. If you are a student who is not currently covered by private insurance, you will have the abil­ity to utilize Illinois’ online Health Marketplace, GetCoveredIllinois, to select an insurance plan that best meets your needs. You are encouraged to begin to review your health insurance options and become familiar with the information provided on The online marketplace is designed to walk consumers through the health care information and enrollment process in a few simple steps, but if you have difficulty navigating the web­site, you may seek out the assistance of a free Healthcare Navigator. You can find a list of trained Navigators in your area on

International students who are in F-1 status are subject to the health insurance requirement as a condition of their F-1 status. Students with F-1 and other non-immigrant visas who are maintaining legal status in the U.S. are eligible to enroll in insurance through the marketplace. However, non-immigrant students are not eligible for Medicaid unless they have been in the U.S. for five years. Per F-1 student regulations, comparable policies must cover the full period of enrollment and must cover a minimum of U.S. $50,000 for accident or illness, and at least U.S. $7,500 for repatriation, and U.S. $10,000 for medical evacuation. International students are encouraged to contact Admissions at [email protected] prior to choosing another health insurance plan in order to make sure that the plan meets these requirements.

For additional information, please refer to the following resources:

  • To get up-to-date information on coverage in Illinois:
  • To get up-to-date information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or to explore coverage options in a state other than Illinois: