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We encourage students to secure health insurance in order to prevent
unnecessary distraction and financial burden in the event of a medical emergency
during their studies. Students are encouraged (although not required) to include
health insurance information, including the name of the provider and insurance
number, on the Emergency Contact Information form. They are prompted to complete
the Emergency Contact Information form on the Student Portal prior to each
If a student has been covered under his or her parents' policy prior to
this academic year, he or she should check to see if coverage still applies.
Group health plans often do not cover full-time student dependents once they
have reached a specific age or once they are married. In addition, students
who have declared financial independence for financial aid may not be
covered. We urge students who are covered by an HMO, PPO, or similar plan to
determine the extent of coverage available.
Students who do not have health insurance through a parent or guardian
can secure health insurance for the Fall 2013 semester through the American
College Student Association (ACSA) group of United Healthcare, available to
students through the end of January 2014. Due to regulations associated with
the Affordable Care Act, student insurance will not be available through
ACSA after January 2014.
After January 2014, students and parents are encouraged to refer to the
New York Health Benefit Exchange at http://www.healthbenefitexchange.ny.gov/
to learn about health insurance options. To learn more about the ACSA plan
or to view resources regarding the Affordable Care Act, please refer to
For a summary and prices of plans offered through January 31, 2014
through ACSA, see the Student Insurance
To sign up for ACSA insurance, follow these steps:
- Go to www.uhcsr.com/acsa.
- Click the blue “Enroll Now” link in the pink box on the top right
portion of the screen.
- Enter school name, date of birth, etc. Be sure to use the zip code
10004. Click “Continue.”
- Select your plan, and click “Continue.”
- Create your account or log in if you have an existing account, and
follow the steps as prompted.
Please contact Student Services with any additional questions at