The New School

2015-2016 Academic Year

Dear New School Student,

The New School Student Health Insurance Program includes Student Health Services and Basic Accident Plan (Plan 1) and The New School Student Accident and Sickness Plan (Plan 2). Both plans cover the costs of care rendered outside of Student Health Services.

All degree, diploma, online only, visiting, mobility (study abroad), Lang and Parsons consortium, graduate certificate program, ESL & Design program, ESL + Music Program and both graduate and undergraduate degree program non-matriculating students are automatically charged a Student Health Services Fee and a Health Insurance Fee.

The Student Health Services Fee ($325 per semester) enables students to use Student Health Services. Plan 1 coverage is automatically provided for those who pay the Student Health Services Fee. The New School Student Accident and Sickness Plan Insurance Fee, Plan 2 coverage ($2,999/year with $1,213 charged in the fall and $1,786 charged in the spring), enables students to use services outside Student Health Services. Depending on course load and status, you may be eligible to decline these services by submitting a completed Online Waiver Form by the posted Waiver Deadline Date.

The 2015-2016 policy brochure will be available later this summer. When available, please read the Plan Summary carefully. It describes services, insurance coverage and limitations, procedures to waive, and important deadlines. It is your responsibility to understand the nature and scope of benefits and limitations as well as to abide by posted deadlines.

Health care is expensive. If you plan to waive participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan, be sure your plan covers care in New York City. The New School strongly encourages you to consider remaining enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Please contact University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448 with any questions regarding the New School Student Health Insurance Program.