Health Care and Insurance

As of January 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) went into effect.  This legislative act requires all US citizens and noncitizens to carry health insurance.  As noncitizens, all F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars studying in the United States are expected to comply with the health insurance requirement. In order to comply with this requirement,Naropa requires all undergraduate students and all international students to have medical insurance. Health care in the United States is very expensive and an uninsured illness or accident can result in enormous debt and/or insufficient care.

Each semester all fulltime degree seeking undergraduates and all International students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan through the university with the option to waive it by providing proof that they are insured in some other way. The cost of Naropa University health insurance is currently approximately $1,078 for the fall semester, $1,062 for the spring semester. Other international student health insurance plans may be less or more expensive, depending on the age of the student. Please note that according to regulations, all International students and Scholars are requried to have the minimum coverage of the following :

a.     Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness

b.    Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000

c.     Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of exchange visitors to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000; and

d.    Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

For information on some other plans see:

Naropa University does not have a student health clinic. Students who purchase the Naropa heath insurance plan can search for physicians on the website of the health insurance provider. Other students must locate health and dental care on their own. For information on health resources in Boulder County see Boulder County Resources.