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NYU-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Program

The NYU Student Health Insurance Program consists of the health services provided to all matriculated students, and the optional NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans.

Since New York University requires students to have health insurance that meets certain standards, most students are enrolled automatically in one of several NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans as part of the course registration process.  Students may change their selection from one optional University-sponsored plan to another, or waive coverage entirely if they have sufficient alternative coverage.  The following is a brief overview of the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Program to help guide students through the selection / waiver process.

All matriculated NYU students receive health services provided at Student Health Center ("SHC") (and limited coverage outside) as part of the registration process.  These services, which cannot be waived, provide many health-related services at no or low cost including:
  • Primary care and women's health office visits, counseling visits and commonly performed laboratory tests and radiological procedures at SHC, located at 726 Broadway;
  • Limited health insurance coverage for treatment of accidents at hospital emergency rooms as well as 10 mental health outpatient visits per year; and
  • Treatment of dental emergencies through the NYU Dental Faculty Practice.

Optional Student Health Insurance Plans provide reasonably-priced health care coverage to meet the health care needs of eligible NYU students through the Basic Plan and Comprehensive Plan.  For more information about the available options for NYU insurance plans, click here: NYU Health Insurance Information.

Stern School of Business graduate students are enrolled as follows:

International Students in F-1 or J-1 Status (any number of credits, degree and non-degree) are enrolled automatically in the Comprehensive Plan, but may select the Basic Plan or Waiver Option.

Graduate students registered in a degree-granting program for 12 or more credits are enrolled automatically in the Comprehensive Plan or Waiver Option.

Graduate students registered in a degree-granting program for less than 12 credits are not enrolled automatically, but may select the Basic Plan or Comprehensive Plan (See NYU Health Insurance Information link above).

Students registered in a non-degree granting program are not eligible and are not enrolled in any plan.

Students who wish to change their automatic insurance enrollment to another option, or who wish to waive the optional NYU-sponsored insurance entirely, must compete the online selection / waiver process via the Student Health Insurance web site at http://www.nyu.edu/health/insurance by the appropriate date listed below:

Fall Term - September 30
Spring Term - February 10
Summer Term - June 5

For more information, you may contact SHC Student Health Insurance Services at (212) 443-1020, via e-mail at health.insurance@nyu.edu, or visit our web site at www.nyu.edu/health/insurance.