International Education - Medical Insurance

Because medical care is expensive in the United States, we require that all international students have health insurance.

Pierce College requires all international students on F-I visas to have medical and accident insurance from one of these companies: The Lewer Agency, Marsh Insurance, AIU or AIG. Pierce does not accept insurance from other companies. Students who do not have insurance with Marsh, AIU or AIG will be required to purchase Lewer Insurance on arrival and on a quarterly basis during their stay at Pierce College. The College makes no profit for arranging Lewer Insurance for those who need it. The cost is $210 per quarter (about 3 months).

We all hope that our students will stay healthy and will not need medical care. However, we also know that students sometimes do need medical attention. Medical costs in the USA are very high, and even a small problem can lead to a large medical bill. More serious medical issues will usually involve very heavy costs. In addition, medical bills have to be paid within a reasonable time in order to avoid extra charges. More importantly, we must make sure that all our students have immediate access to medical care whenever and wherever they need it. Questions about insurance can cause confusion and delay. Lewer insurance is very comprehensive – up to US$500,000 annual benefits for each illness or injury.

Only very limited dental insurance is available through Pierce College. If you need dental work, it is best if you have it done in your home country before coming to the U.S., as dental care is expensive in the U.S.

General Inquiries

international@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Submission of Applications

internationalapp@
pierce.ctc.edu

Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Study-Abroad Opportunities

for American students
Mary Meulblok
Voice: 253-964-6725

The International Club

Jen Gruver
Voice: 253-964-6656

Housing and Homestay

homestay@pierce.ctc.edu