The New School is pleased to present you with information about our 2023-2024 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), offered in partnership with UnitedHealthcare StudentResources.
The 2023-2024 plan will include the following benefit changes:
Comprehensive plan documents will be available once they are approved by the NY insurance department.
All graduate and undergraduate degree (including online-only and non-matriculating), visiting, mobility (study abroad), maintenance of status, Lang and Parsons consortium, ESL + Certificate Program, and graduate certificate program are required to have health insurance and are eligible to enroll in the student health insurance plan. The annual premium (pending state approval) is billed in two installments by semester. See below.
Student Health Insurance Policy Period, Insurance Fees and Deadlines:
|Policy Period||Insurance Fees||Deadline|
|Annual||08/20/23–08/19/24||pending state approval||09/11/2023|
|Fall||08/20/23–01/14/24||pending state approval||N/A|
|Spring||01/15/24–08/19/24||pending state approval||2/12/2024|
If you have your own comparable health insurance coverage and you do not want the coverage offered by The New School, you may waive the SHIP by submitting the waiver form found HERE.
A new online waiver form must be completed by the deadline each school year.
New students who register in Spring must complete an online waiver form by the Spring deadline and then again the following Fall.
If you complete a waiver form in the Fall semester, your waiver will be automatically applied to your student account in the Spring semester of the same school year. No additional action is necessary in the spring.
Students who do not submit an enrollment form or a waiver form by September 11, 2023 will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP shortly after the deadline and will be responsible for payment of the health insurance fees.
If you intend to be enrolled in the student health insurance plan, you must submit an enrollment form to ensure your enrollment will be processed before coverage begins in August. To expedite the processing of your enrollment in the SHIP you must submit the online enrollment form found HERE. Eligibility will be checked with The New School beginning in August and when confirmed eligible, will be processed. Eligible students will not be automatically enrolled in the SHIP until after the posted waiver deadline.
Please note: If a student elects coverage under the SHIP in the fall, coverage will automatically continue in the spring semester as long as the student is registered in the spring. If you graduate in fall 2023 or do not intend to be registered in spring 2024, your SHIP coverage will terminate January 14, 2024.
Dependent enrollment is available. Dependent coverage, if elected, begins and ends with the student’s coverage and must be purchased at the same time the student enrolls in the plan. Information regarding dependent enrollment can be found under "Enrollment Form" in the navigation menu or click HERE.
OPT Students: Students participating in OPT are eligible to enroll in the SHIP for up to one consecutive year and initial enrollment must occur in the semester immediately following your enrollment as a student under the plan. Once you are approved for OPT and have received your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card, you may submit the OPT Health Insurance enrollment form found under "Enrollment Form" in the navigation menu. Continuing OPT are eligible to enroll in the student insurance plan for Fall 2023 only. Starting OPT are eligible to enroll in the student insurance plan for the Fall 2023 only, or the full year.
BENEFIT INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATIONS
The student health insurance plan enables students to use services outside Student Health Services. The 2023-2024 Plan Summary is pending state approval and will be available in the navigation menu on the left hand side of this page under “Benefit Information” in early summer 2023. It describes covered services, 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. Out-of-state HMOs and Medicaid plans as well as some international plans generally allow members to see a limited network of providers and may not provide comprehensive coverage in New York City. Please be sure to check your plan’s benefits in New York City before submitting a waiver.
For waiver, enrollment, eligibility, general benefit questions or plan issues please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1129 or email@example.com.
For specific benefit or claims questions please contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources at 866-948-8472.