You are required to purchase health insurance for your dependents (spouse and unmarried children up to age 26) for the duration of their stay in the U.S.
Health insurance for your dependents
Eligibility for IU health insurance
If you are enrolled on the IU International Plan, your dependents should be enrolled on the plan with you.
Your dependents will not be automatically enrolled in the plan. You will need to submit an application to University Health Plans (UHP) by the semester deadline. Be sure you are already enrolled in the IU International plan for the semester, and then enroll your dependents.
Enroll your dependents in health insurance within 7 days of their arrival in the U.S., and be prepared to submit the information to OIS.
Switching to the IU International Plan
If you are a graduate student with an Assistantship or Fellowship but you want to insure your dependents on the IU International Plan, you will also need to be enrolled on that plan.
First, contact IU Human Resources email@example.com to waive the GA or Fellowship Plan. Then, contact OIS to enroll in the IU International Plan.