Student Health Insurance


Effective Fall Quarter, 2011, all F-1 visa students who hold an I-20 form from South Seattle will be required to purchase South Seattle’s medical insurance policy (offered through Lewermark Insurance) at the time of registration. South Seattle will no longer provide medical insurance waivers for students with their own medical insurance. This change has been made to ensure that all students have adequate medical insurance coverage while studying at South Seattle.

Lewermark Insurance has a site specifically designed for international students attending South Seattle College: From this site, students are able to print insurance cards, find a doctor, file a claim, and learn about their coverage.

Click here to learn how to Print Your Insurance Card
Click here to learn how to Find a Doctor
Click here to learn about your coverage
Click here to learn How to Use Your Insurance

Students who arrive on an initial I-20 to South Seattle College, are covered under Lewermark Insurance 30 days prior to the start date on the I-20 document. After completing your program, students are covered for 30 days while in the United States. Students can purchase additional insurance for coverage for the entire 60 days of grace period allowed under F-1 regulations.

Students who need to add a dependent onto their insurance coverage can do so in The Center for International Education. This means, if you have a child or spouse who has come to the United States and is not attending classes at South Seattle College, you have the option of adding to your insurance coverage.

Students can also purchase additional insurance that covers teeth and/or eyes. There are two options under the SmartSmile Dental Plan offered by Lewermark which will cover care for your teeth and mouth. Careington (a partner through Lewermark) offers discounts for both dental and eye care services. For more information about these services, come to The Center for International Education.