What about medical insurance?

Columbia Theological Seminary requires that all students have insurance that meets the following criteria:

  • Coverage that allows the insured student to receive outpatient, emergency, specialist and inpatient care, diagnostic testing and procedures, and mental health inpatient and outpatient care, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment, in Atlanta, GA.

  • A deductible not greater than $2,500 per policy year. If the annual deductible exceeds $2,500, the insured student must have an approved Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) that will allow the student to seek needed medical and mental health care when recommended by a healthcare provider and will cover all deductible expenses over $2,500.

  • The insurance must be provided by an insurance company domiciled in the United States (or must be provided by an international insurance company with a United States partner for handling of insurance claims in the United States).

Additional Info for International Students:

If your current medical insurance can meet the above requirements, provide a copy of your coverage at Orientation and you are good to go. If not, we can help.

Columbia Theological Seminary has partnered with ISO (International Student Organization) to provide an option for you and family that is accompanying you. You can choose whether to obtain six or twelve months of coverage, CTS will handle the upfront and will bill you through your CTS Student Account. Renewals can also be handled in this way.