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The South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) MyHealth student health insurance plan with Avera Health Plans will no longer be offered. At the June 11, 2014 Board of Regents meeting it was decided that due to the significant increase in the proposed premiums for student health insurance for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year, that SDBOR would no longer offer a student health insurance plan. Coverage from the 2013-2014 academic year will terminate on July 31, 2014 for students currently enrolled in the Avera Health Plans insurance plan.

For all foreign national students, BOR Policy 3.14 requires that you have credible health insurance as determined by the SD Board of Regents. You are responsible for purchasing health insurance coverage that meets BOR Policy 3.14 requirements, any federal visa requirements, and IRS regulations. For detailed IRS regulations please visit:

      NAFSA Affordable Care Act Information  

The South Dakota Board of Regents has identified several health insurance plan design options for you to choose from, the acceptable plans are outlined below.  You will be required to provide proof of coverage to your University representative. If you do not provide proof of insurance, you will not be able to enroll in any SD Board of Regents university. However, under limited circumstances, SDBOR may waive this requirement if a student provides adequate proof of coverage by completing the Health Insurance Waiver Request Form. The following reasons will qualify you for a waiver of the health insurance requirement:

  • Embassy Sponsored Insurance – Documentation due no later than 10/1.
  • Employer Sponsored (including Medical Evacuation and Repatriation)
  • ISEP Exchange
  • Indefinite Residence
  • Provide Documentation of SD Domicile based on Visa Status (defined by BOR)
  • Athletics.

Insurance Carrier
ISO Student Health Insurance (ISO),
Toll free: (800) 244-1180
General: (212) 262-8922

*Please search for your university in the search function of the website to ensure you get enrolled in the proper plan.

Plan Design Options: Please choose one of the following plans to fit your needs. click here for a plan comparison.

Proof of coverage is required by the add/drop date, September 4, 2014 as specified by the academic calendar and should be provided to your international student advisor. If you do not provide proof of coverage you will be withdrawn from enrollment at your university. Representatives for each university are listed below:




SD State Universities Health Insurance Information for Students