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Waiver Criteria Applicable to F1-J1 Visa Holders

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Waiver Criteria Applicable to All Other Students

(F1-J1 Visa holders, please see below.)

Students who maintain other ACA-compliant insurance coverage that is equal to or greater than that of the Basic Plan may choose to waive the NYU-sponsored plans by the appropriate deadline.

University Criteria for Waiving the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans include:

1. The insurance company must be headquartered and operating in the U.S., with a U.S. claims address and customer service telephone number. (LS Freshman Abroad students, see below.*)

2. The insurance coverage must remain in effect from:

Semester Insurance Effective Dates
Fall August 21st through August 20th of the following year
Spring January 9th through
August 20th
Summer May 14th through
August 20th

3. The plan must provide inpatient hospitalization benefits in the New York City area, including mental health benefits.

4. The plan must provide outpatient benefits in the New York City area (including office visits, outpatient mental health benefits and laboratory and radiology procedures). Coverage limited to emergency care does not satisfy the requirement.

5. The maximum benefit payable under the insurance plan must be unlimited.

* For students in the LS Freshman Abroad program, their insurance company or government-issued health plan must be headquartered in their home country.

How to Waive Online/Deadline:

The following information should be available before beginning the online waiver process during the appropriate time period (see below):

  • Student ID number (shown on the student’s admissions letter or on the back of the NYU ID card), and
  • Health insurance ID card and information about benefits, exclusions and coverage dates for the student’s other health insurance plan.
If your first semester of the academic year is: The online system becomes available: The deadline for enrolling in the Plans is:
Fall
June 24 September 30
Spring
November 11 February 10
Summer
April 7 June 5
  1. Click here to access the Waiver page.
  2. Read the general information and then enter the student ID (N-number) and date of birth.
  3. Select “Waive” and follow the instructions for how to submit the waiver.
  4. Print the Confirmation of Status letter. A confirmation will also be sent to the e-mail address provided.

International students with F-1 or J-1 visa status should click here to find additional information about waiving the Student Health Insurance Plans

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Waiver Rules:

  • Students who successfully waived in the fall will have their waiver automatically remain in effect for the spring and summer semesters. However, they must repeat the waiver process again at the start of each academic year beginning in the fall.
  • Once the waiver process is completed, the waiver will apply as of the effective date of insurance for the term. (Example: Students, who submit a waiver on September 15th, will not be covered for any services that were rendered on or after August 21st of that year.)
  • Waivers will only be processed by the Insurance Department. No school or unit can waive students from the insurance plan.
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