The New York School of Interior Design requires all undergraduate and graduate students taking 9 or more credits to be covered by a health insurance plan. Students in Distance Learning programs (BIDD, AASD, MPSD - no courses on campus) programs are not eligible for the plan.
Any student who does not already have a health insurance plan will be automatically enrolled in the Consolidated Health Plan Program, arranged by the college and administered through University Health Plans. Due to the rising cost of health insurance, please review the Summary of Benefits carefully for the 2019-2020 plan year.
All students enrolled will receive new insurance ID cards. Cards can be picked up from the Dean of Students Office (69th Street building, 2nd Floor). Students can also download an online insurance ID card via the link in the navigation menu. A brochure outlining the benefits may be found by clicking on the brochure link. Students who are enrolled in this plan will be billed for the coverage.
2019-2020 Annual Student Plan Rate:
Any student who already has a health insurance plan that is comparable to the health insurance program offered by the school may choose to waive this coverage. Please be sure that services covered by your current health insurance plan are reasonably accessible in the NYSID area and include lab work, prescription drugs, outpatient hospital services, emergency room care, and hospitalization. The deadline to complete the Annual 2019-20 waiver form is September 20, 2019.
In order to waive coverage, you must login to the NYSID portal:
Click on the student tab, locate “Health Insurance Waiver” and click on the link. You will need a copy of your current health insurance card, as this card contains the information you will need to complete the waiver form. You will receive a confirmation once you have successfully completed the waiver or enrollment process. Please retain this information. If you do not receive a confirmation, you will need to correct any errors and re-submit the information.
If you have any questions about the insurance plan please call University Health Plans at 1-800-437-6448. If you have questions about the premium that will be charged to your bill, please contact Lucinda Li at 212-472-1500, extension 218.