Reminders for New Students
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.
Accident Insurance Plans for Students
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.
Sickness Insurance Plan for Students
All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enroll in the sickness insurance plan provided by the American College Student Association (ACSA). Register to join ACSA here and once registered, you can enroll in the plan or get more information about coverage and rates. Coverage will become effective the date it is purchased.
Please note that due to the changes in national healthcare laws, plans purchased through ACSA will only be valid through January 31, 2014. Information about alternative insurance plans in 2014 will be forthcoming.