The Office of International Affairs recently held an information session about a policy change for international students and how and why students should purchase health insurance.
In case you missed it, a policy change was made in May 2008, after students left for the summer. International students will no longer be billed for medical health insurance or asked to show proof of insurance waivers.
All international students will automatically be billed for a Repatriation/Evacuation Fee of $30 for Fall and $40 for Spring. Complete text for the new policy is found on the Office of International Affairs' Health Insurance page.