Due to the high cost of health care in the US, health insurance is an absolute necessity for the whole family!
International students are required by the university to have health insurance, but it is important to understand that you must also purchase additional insurance to cover the health needs of your family.
Not sure which plan to choose? GEO has information on health insurance plans.
UNM does offer health insurance for spouses and children of international students and scholars at additional cost.
You should check the UNM plan coverage and compare it to other plans in order to select the best option for your family’s needs.
Please note that spouses and children cannot be seen at the at the Student Health and Counseling Center. So, you must select an outside physician for their needs.
Spouses who take at least 6 credits of non-degree courses can pay the student health insurance rates.
If your spouse plans to take non-degree classes, this option will be cheaper for your family. However, be sure to check with GEO Advisors on current immigration regulation.