Health insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE (obtained in country of residence):

 

EU STUDENTS

 

Process:

  • Health insurance coverage in Italy is not required if you do not need a Student Visa.
    You also have the option of obtaining health care coverage upon arrival in Milano. Options for supplemental health insurance obtained in Italy include the Italian National Health Service (“Servizio Sanitario Nazionale,” aka “SSN”). The SSN covers choice of a general practitioner, admission to public or certified private hospitals, and emergency care. SSN cost: € 149.77 per the calendar year. Other private providers that offer supplemental insurance include Welcome Association Italy (“WAI”), which primarily covers emergency care. WAI cost: € 71 for six months/ € 120.00 for one year (non-EU students); € 142 for six months/ € 202 for one year (EU nationals under 40); € 222 for six months/ € 322 for one year (EU nationals 40-64).
  • If you choose to seek internationally valid health care coverage, the following companies provide options for coverage valid in Italy:
  1. Insuremytrip.com 1-800-487-4722
  2. Allianz Travel Insurance 1-866-807-3982
  3. International Corporate Benefits 1-800-237-6615
  4. International Medical Group 1-800-628-4664
  5. United Healthcare SafeTrip 1 800 732 5309
  6. Travelex Insurance 1-800-228-9792

 

NON-EU STUDENTS

 

Process:

  • You must bring proof of internationally valid health insurance coverage, effective for the same duration as your Visa term, to the Italian Embassy or Consulate when applying for your Student Visa.
    You may optionally seek supplemental coverage upon arrival in Milano. Options for supplemental health insurance obtained in Italy include the Italian National Health Service (“Servizio Sanitario Nazionale,” aka “SSN”). The SSN covers choice of a general practitioner, admission to public or certified private hospitals, and emergency care.  SSN cost: € 149.77 per the calendar year. Other private providers that offer supplemental insurance include Welcome Association Italy (“WAI”), which primarily covers emergency care. WAI cost: € 71 for six months/ € 120.00 for one year (non-EU students); € 142 for six months/ € 202 for one year (EU nationals under 40); € 222 for six months/ € 322 for one year (EU nationals 40-64).
  • If you do not have existing internationally valid health insurance, the following companies provide options for qualifying coverage for Italy:
  1. Insuremytrip.com 1-800-487-4722
  2. Allianz Travel Insurance 1-866-807-3982
  3. International Corporate Benefits 1-800-237-6615
  4. International Medical Group 1-800-628-4664
  5. United Healthcare SafeTrip 1 800 732 5309
  6. Travelex Insurance 1-800-228-9792