Check with your insurance carrier to find out whether your present insurance will continue to be available, particularly if you are attending school out of state. If you are enrolled with a managed-care company, find out if the network includes providers in the NYC area.
Insurance companies may request documentation that a student over 18 years of age is enrolled full-time in order to maintain coverage. If this is needed, please call the Registrar’s office at 718-862-7914 and the staff will assist you.
It is recommended that you submit a copy of your health-insurance identification card to health services to be maintained with your records.
Full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in a mandatory basic accident plan. Note that this is secondary to any insurance that a student may have and that it only covers accidental injuries. If a student incurs medical expenses associated with an accident, this must be reported within 90 days of the accident. Claims must be submitted on a timely basis in order to receive benefits.
All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enroll in the sickness insurance plan that is underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York. Visit the UnitedHealthcare website to enroll in the plan or get more information about coverage and rates. Coverage will become effective the date it is purchased.