International Student and Scholar Services

For F-1 Students on post-completion OPT

Health insurance is not required for F-1 students on post-completion OPT, but it is highly recommended that you maintain coverage. You may purchase the UMSL international student health insurance plan if you choose. Enrollment is not automatic; you may submit the paper enrollment form along with payment to the ISS office, or enroll online at

Please note: the health insurance will not come into effect until after Aetna Student Health has received your enrollment form.