Health Insurance

All NC State students, including IEP students, are required to maintain health/medical insurance while they are at the university. Students are responsible for all costs associated with their health insurance.

Student Blue Health Insurance

IEP students may choose to use the NC State University provided health insurance, Student Blue from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, for a fee of $1,313.50 each semester.

Note: The Student Blue policy does NOT cover dental care.  However, Student Health Services offers a dental discount program.

For questions regarding insurance please contact

Enroll in Student Blue

Alternate Health Insurance

Students may waive enrollment in (choose not to use) Student Blue if they can prove that they have health/medical insurance from another insurance provider.

This insurance may be purchased abroad or in the United States, but it must meet the following coverage types and minimum amounts:

  • Minimum total benefit/coverage of $100,000 (USD) per accident or illness
  • Plan deductible of no more than $500 (USD)
  • Provides a policy year deductible of no greater than $500 (USD)
  • Minimum of $50,000 (USD) for medical evacuation
  • Minimum of $25,000 (USD) for repatriation
  • Policy must be active for the entire duration of the academic semester

Students will AUTOMATICALLY be billed for Student Blue health insurance UNLESS they submit a waiver proving that they have private health insurance that meets the above requirements.  If students miss the deadline for submitting a waiver, they will be responsible for paying costs associated with the Student Blue health insurance even if they do not use it.

Waive Out of Student Blue

IMPORTANT: Health insurance waivers MUST be completed each and every semester that a student is enrolled. The deadline for fall is always mid-September and the deadline for spring is at the end of January. See the StudentBlue website for the exact deadline.