Insurance During OPT

You should make every effort to be insured during their entire authorized period of Optional Practical Training.

After you gradute from UW Bothell, you are no longer eligible to purchase the health insurance plan through UW, called iSHIP. The health insurance through UW is only for enrolled, degree-seeking students.

If you are not employed or do not receive health insurance through your OPT employer, we strongly encourage you to purchase insurance through providers that have coverage for international students on OPT, such as: