**Undergraduate Students must take a minimum of 12 credits and Graduate Students must take a minimum of 9 credits in order to enroll in the Student Health Insurance**
August 20th, 2021 - August 19th, 2022 Policy Information
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It is important to be aware of the services that are covered by your plan. Please click on links above to obtain more information regarding the 2020-2021 Student Insurance Plan. Insurance coverage can be complicated. If you have a question about your Student Health Insurance benefits call our office. We are glad to assist you. If you need further expertise we will help you contact your servicing broker by phone 1-866-535-0456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions regarding the plan.
General Insurance Information
SUNY New Paltz requires full-time students to have health insurance; this is further explained on the Student Accounts website. This site explains that all Undergraduate Students taking a minimum of 12 credits and Graduate Students who are taking a minmum of 9 credits are automatically billed for the College's health insurance plan, offered through United Healthcare. Students who already have health insurance may waive this policy only by completing a waiver when paying their bill on their my.newpaltz account. Students doing so must have another form of health insurance. A waiver MUST be completed no later than the second week of the semester. Waiver requests received after the deadline cannot be honored.
The plan utilizes a preferred provider organization (PPO) to hold down student costs. The utilized PPO is United Healthcare. United Healthcare offers a national network of physicians, hospitals and other providers. Please note that even though you may find a provider on their website, this does not guarantee the provider is currently on the plan. You should always ask the provider's office if they still continue to participate in United Healthcare, as providers sometimes discontinue their participation in PPOs.
Undergraduate Students who are taking 11 or less credits and Graduate Students taking 8 or less credits will not have the opportunity to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan. If you are in need of Health Insurance and you are not eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan, then you may sign up for Health Insurance through the Marketplace:
If you need assistance in enrolling for Health Insurance through the Marketplace, you can meet with a Navigator to help assist you with the process:
August 20th, 2020 - August 19th, 2021 Policy Information