Insurance Information for Graduating Students
Congratulations, spring graduates!
Do you have your health insurance through the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Program?
If so, your health insurance plan coverage will end on August 20, 2020. Read on for all of your options upon graduation.
Access to the Student Health Center
Existing prescriptions at the SHC Pharmacy can be transferred to a local or hometown pharmacy for refill. Contact the pharmacy where you want your prescription transferred, provide them with the name of your medication, and ask them to call the SHC Pharmacy at (212) 443-1050.
*Please note, due to New York State law, the NYU SHC Pharmacy can only transfer one refill per month. Most pharmacies out of New York State will close your prescription and you may lose the rest of the prescription if there are additional refills.
If you're under 26 and your parents have insurance, you could stay on your parent's plan. (Note: If your parent is on an employer plan, you may only have 30 days to sign up.)
Your spouse may be able to add you to their plan. (Note: If your spouse is on an employer plan, you may only have 30 days to sign up.)
Already have a job lined up? Check if they have an insurance plan and when it becomes effective.
Get Free Coverage
If you have no or low income, you may be eligible for free Medicaid coverage in certain states.