UCA International Student Health Insurance

All international students at UCA are required to purchase health insurance meeting certain criteria. UCA offers an insurance plan designed for specifically for international students through Lewermark Student Insurance. Students are automatically enrolled into the Lewermark insurance plan when they arrive for their first semester.

Post-completion OPT or CPT students can enroll in Lewermark Student Insurance if they contact International Engagement with payment before the second week of class each semester. Coverage is neither mandatory nor automatic for students on OPT or post-completion CPT. Our insurance plan does not cover dependents. However, you can access a plan for your dependents here.

Lewermark Student Insurance

Overview of the Policy

  • $116.83 premium per month, billed in full at the beginning of each semester for the entirety of the semester
  • Covers accidents and sickness up to $250,000
  • $100 deductible per policy year
  • Policy year runs from August 1 – July 31
  • Students are re-enrolled each semester.
  • Includes 2 doses of MMR and T-Spot test for incoming students if receiving from the Student Health Clinic.
  • Certain medical procedures or treatments may require prior authorization
  • Pre-existing conditions waiting period is 6 months
  • Claims must be filed within 90 days of the accident or illness
  • The default address for students is 201 Donaghey S Ave, McCastlain Hall Ste 109, Conway, AR 72035. Students must update contact information to receive mail at their correct address
  • For full details of your plan, please visit www.lewermark.com/uca.
  • For assistance, contact the Office of International Engagement at international@uca.edu
  • You can access a summary of the 2017-2018 Plan Benefits here
  • You can access the full 2017-2018 Plan Brochure here
  • Please visit our insurance FAQ page if you have any questions regarding terms and conditions.

Coverage & Billing

Students enrolling in Fall classes have coverage from August 1-December 31. Students enrolling in Spring classes have coverage from January 1-July 31. Students enrolling in Summer classes for their first semester have coverage from May 15-July 31. This gives students 12 months of total coverage and prevents gaps in insurance during the summer or winter breaks. age and prevents gaps in insurance during the summer. Only GEP and Exchange students  are eligible for 5 months of coverage in the Spring semester.

Students are re-enrolled into the insurance plan each semester they are enrolled in classes. The insurance fee for the entire period of coverage is placed on their account when they enroll in classes, and payment of this fee is due along with the rest of their fees.

Accessing Your Insurance Card

Students may access their insurance card through the Lewermark website. To do so:

  • Visit lewermark.com/uca
  • Click on Student Login for ID Card
  • Your Student ID is your UCA student ID number, with a 0 instead of the first B
  • Password is your birthday in mmddyyyy format.
  • The screen should ask you to change your password.
  • After you have changed your password, you will be taken to a Welcome screen,
  • Select Student ID Cards. You can either print the card, or download it onto your smartphone.

If you receive an error message during the above process, or you are unable to access your insurance card, please email International Engagement at international@uca.edu.

Alternate Insurance Coverage

Students do have the option of requesting a waiver to use an alternate insurance policy. To request a waiver from Lewermark Insurance, students must demonstrate they have comparable insurance coverage. This proof of coverage must be resubmitted each semester. The details of this waiver process are outlined below. For questions, please email international@uca.edu. The deadline to request a waiver is two weeks after the first day of class. 

Medical Insurance Waiver

Eligible Plans:  A plan from your home country or a family member working for a U.S. employer with insurance would be eligible. Waivers are not acceptable for individual plans purchased in the U.S.

Waiver Procedure:

  • Students should complete the second page of LewerMark-Insurance-Waiver-Request-Form Form and email it, along with a copy of their insurance policy, to the International Student Services Coordinator at the Office of International Engagement. The coordinator will forward Waiver Requests to Lewermark.
  • Lewermark staff will consider an insurance waiver request which includes (1) a completed waiver request form and (2) a copy of the alternate insurance policy. A decision to grant a waiver will be decided within one week after the waiver is received by Lewermark. Waiver request decisions are final.
  • Students who receive a waiver will be notified by email and will have the insurance charge removed from their account.

Eligible Alternative Insurance Policies:

A plan from a student’s home country, or a plan purchased by a family member working for a U.S. employer would be eligible. Waivers are not acceptable for individual plans purchased in the U.S.

Along with this Waiver Request form, students must provide documentation that the alternative insurance policy meets the following coverage requirements in order to have a waiver request accepted:

  • Be written in English
  • Be converted to U.S. dollar values
  • Provide comparable coverage per year to the amount of US$250,000 annual coverage.
  • Have a deductible not greater than US$500 per condition
  • Provide at least US$25,000 for repatriation
  • Provide at least US$25,000 for medical evacuation
  • Provide continuous coverage during academic semesters and University breaks and vacation periods (including Winter break, J-term and summer break)Note: GEP students are not eligible to waive their insurance coverage.

Submitting Proof of Alternative Coverage

To apply for an insurance waiver, students must fill out a LewerMark Insurance Waiver Request Form and submit a copy of their current medical insurance policy. This policy should meet the criteria above and must be received before the deadline of two weeks after the first day of class. The policy must be in English or with English translation and cover the entire semester. If the policy on file with International Engagement is out of date or below the requirements listed above, it is the student’s responsibility to update their coverage and submit this information. Students with an out of date policy will be charged for Lewermark Student Insurance for the semester.