New York University requires that students studying abroad as part of their educational program be covered under the NYU-sponsored health insurance plan administered by GeoBlue (formerly HTH WorldWide Insurance).
The school-sponsored GeoBlue NYU-Abu Dhabi program provides coverage worldwide, including in the United States. The GeoBlue coverage is essential and the cost is included in the student’s Bursar bill.
Due to United Arab Emirates regulations, students will be enrolled in a separate local plan provided by Oman Insurance Company (OIC) GeoBlue’s partner in the UAE. In addition to the GeoBlue Insurance ID Card, students will also receive an OIC Insurance ID card and membership package shortly. Please carry your Insurance ID Cards with you at all times.
The GeoBlue NYU-Abu Dhabi Plans are effective from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.
Affordable Care Act
Several years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted to increase the availability of health insurance coverage for more Americans. There are a multitude of medical coverage provisions that are now required by this law. Failure to have adequate coverage could result in a penalty by the IRS. (Please consult your tax preparer for guidance.) There are two GeoBlue Insurance Plans available to the NYU-Abu Dhabi students:
- A GeoBlue ACA compliant plan (PDF)
- A GeoBlue non-ACA compliant plan (PDF)
- Insurance plan rates (PDF)
Note: To change from the GeoBlue ACA compliant plan to the GeoBlue non-ACA compliant plan, please click here (PDF), complete the Attestation, and follow the instructions to return it to the SHC Student Health Insurance Department for processing by August 15, 2016.