Internation​al Student Health Insurance​

All full-time international students in on-ground programs who are in F-1 and J-1 status are required to have health insurance coverage that meets minimum requirements as set forth by The Chicago School in order to maintain their student status.​​​

Access Lewermark Health Insurance​

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​Monthly Premium* 

​​​Please find the below premium rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Note that students are charged each semester. The charge is applied to the student's tuition bill.

2023-2024 Rate




*The premium is subject to change by the vendor without notice. F-2 and J-2 dependents are not eligible for this insurance plan. J-2 Visa holders are responsible for proof of insurance coverage that meets government standards. Contact LewerMark for options.


​Annual coverage begins August 14th and ends August 13th the next year. Coverage can be prorated by month within the policy year. Each month starts on the 14th and ends on the 13th. 

You may learn more about coverage for 2023-2024 here: 2023-24 The Chicago School Summary 

Both new and continuing international students starting during the Fall 2023 semester will have coverage starting August 14, 2023. 

Students enrolling for a first day of coverage between August 14th and September 4th will be charged the same annual rate and will have coverage effective 24 hours after their enrollment request is processed by the school. Coverage is not retroactive.​ 

Please note: If you need to end your LewerMark coverage due to a Leave of Absence, withdrawal from school, or you change to a status other than F-1 or J-1 before the annual coverage period ends, please email [email protected]​ to request a refund for any unused months of coverage.It is the student's resposibility to reach out proactively. 

Important information about health insurance coverage and enrollment comes from [email protected]. It is a student's responsibility to review the information in these emails. 


All registered international students are automatically enrolled in the LewerMark plan, unless a waiver with proof of comparable coverage is submitted and approved. Once enrolled, you will be able to access your account to view brochures, coverage, find a doctor and print your ID. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Waiver Application

When requesting to waive enrollment in LewerMark's health plan, students need to complete the LewerMark Health Insurance Waiver Request Form as well as submit a copy of their full policy in English by the semester deadline. All waiver requests can be sent to [email protected]. In order to waive coverage with LewerMark, students need to meet one of the following three requirements:

  1. The student's parent/spouse is employed by a United States based company that provides Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant coverage which covers the student.
  2. The student arrived in the United States with health insurance because he or she participates in a government/exchange student program, such as SACM.
  3. The student is currently covered by an insurance plan from the home country. This plan must meet or exceed the benefits offered by issued LewerMark plan and be valid in the United States.

Please note:

  • Emergency-only and/or travel plan will not be accepted for the purposes of waiving out of the LewerMark coverage.
  • Also note, plans offered by the following companies will not be accepted as a valid waiver in any circumstance:
    • This is only a partial list of plans that are not acceptable waiver plans.

Students are welcome to start submitting their requests as soon as they have them. The deadline for submitting a waiver is the add/drop deadline of the semester. Late waiver requests will not be accepted. All dates are available via the Registrar's Academic Calendar. 

Please note that waivers are approved for only the current academic year and do not carry over to the next academic year.  If you had an approved waiver during a prior year, you must submit and have approved a new waiver by the fall semester deadline of the new academic year, if you wish to continue waiving the LewerMark health insurance.

​Questions?​ Contact [email protected]

Contact Us

Office of Global Engagement
​(800) 595-6983​​, Option 6