Rochester Institute of Technology

2017-2018 Academic Year

Dear Students, Parents and / or Guardians:

RIT is concerned about the health, safety and general physical and mental well- being of our students. We recognize, however, that students may encounter accidents and sickness while enrolled at RIT. RIT’s Student Health Center is available for students to use when medical attention is needed. To supplement this, RIT offers a student health insurance plan underwritten by Aetna Student Health with University Health Plans, Inc. as the servicing broker. ALL students are expected to have adequate health insurance.

We encourage you to review RIT’s student health plan coverage selecting the appropriate document on the "Benefit Information" link on the left side of this page. This link will provide you with important information about the benefits offered in RIT's Student Health Insurance Plan.

The 2017-18 Plan provides substantial benefits for covered medical expenses at a reasonable cost. Coverage is also available for a student's spouse and/or dependent children at an additional charge. Enrollment is voluntary for all students except A, B, E, F, G, I, J, K, O, Q, R or V -visa international students. To enroll, click on the “Enrollment Form” link on the left side of this page and choose whether to pay directly or charge the premium to your student account. Insurance enrollment must be completed by September 30, 2017 for students registered for fall semester. All insurance enrollment information submitted online to University Health Plans, Inc. is protected through GeoTrust on a secure website.

International Student Enrollment Process
ALL international undergraduate and graduate students (full and part-time) on A, B, E, F, G, I, J, K, O, Q, R or V-visas will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Plan each semester, based on registration status, and billed by Student Financial Services. International students who already have adequate US health insurance can waive this coverage.  Please click on the “International Student Waiver Form” link on the left side of this page. If you have any questions, please contact University Health Plans at 1-800-437-6448 or

For parents of entering students, we urge you to evaluate the RIT Student Insurance Plan for your student, not only based upon the absence of insurance coverage, but as an important supplement to existing insurance coverage.  Many health plans have high deductibles and co-pays and provide only emergency care when a policyholder is “out of network.”  The Aetna Student Health Plan is a broad primary insurance policy with an extensive network nationwide. The policy also provides coverage to students while abroad.

For further information please contact University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448,


Melinda J. Ward
Executive Director, Risk Management