Graduate & Professional / International Student Health Insurance
Vanderbilt students registered in degree programs of four or more credits or who are actively enrolled in research courses that are designated by VU as full time are required to have accident/sickness insurance coverage. This mandatory coverage must be in the form of one of the following options:
- Family or parent's policy
- Individual, private, or group policy
- Policy offered by Vanderbilt through the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc.
The third option is a policy offered by the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc. and is sponsored by the University.
Premium rates will be as follows:
Your student account will be automatically billed an insurance fee of $1,581.00 for the Vanderbilt policy in both the Fall and Spring Semesters.
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GRADUATE INSURANCE WAIVER DEADLINE is AUGUST 1, 2018.
International students are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan and may not waive with alternative coverage.
After the August 1 deadline, the insurance petition to waive forms must be submitted.
A student who does not wish to subscribe to the student injury/sickness insurance plan offered through the University must notify Gallagher Koster Insurance through their online insurance waiver of coverage acceptable to the University under another policy. Waiver of the student insurance plan does not affect eligibility for services at the Student Health Center. New students must complete the online insurance waiver. The insurance charge will not be waived if the online process is not completed by August 1 for the Fall Semester, and January 2, 2019, for students who are newly enrolled for the Spring Semester. The waiver process will remain in effect each academic year unless an online waiver is completed prior to August 1. Online waivers will be available December 1 thru January 2, 2019, for new students enrolling in the Spring.
All students must complete an online waiver form at the beginning of each academic year.
If you previously waived the health insurance coverage and wish to obtain the coverage, please return the petition to add form to the Office of Student Accounts.
The University sponsored health plan premium will be automatically billed to those students registered in degree programs for four or more credit hours unless the plan is waived prior to August 1, 2018.
Click here for FAQs regarding the graduate student health insurance.
Click here for graduate student health insurance brochure.
For general coverage questions about enrollment, eligibility, coverage or other service issues, please contact:Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc.
500 Victory Road Quincy, MA 02171
Toll-free: 1-800-468-5867 Fax: (617) 479-0860
For billing questions relating to your student account invoice, please contact:
Phone: (615) 322-4092
Toll Free: 1-800-288-1144
Fax: (615) 343-8511