Do you have your health insurance through the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Program?
If so, your health insurance plan coverage will end on January 8. However if you selected the annual coverage, then your health insurance coverage will end on August 20. Read on for all of your options upon graduation. A "Continuation Option" that formerly provided 90 days additional coverage is no longer available for purchase.
You will not have access to services at the SHC after January 8, and therefore no referral will be required for services outside SHC. Make plans for your continued care in advance. For additional information contact the NYU SHC Insurance Department at (212) 443-1020.
Existing prescriptions at the Student Health Center 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.
If you have no or low income, you may be eligible for free Medicaid coverage in certain states.