Health Insurance

 

St. John's University makes available accident and sickness insurance to all students through University Health Plans. 

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for students in University Housing. 

Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for International students on an F1 or J1 visa and students must carry the University’s plan. The University plan cannot be waived. 

2019-2020

Undergraduate/Graduate Health Insurance Rates

Residence/Commuter Students 

$2,360 per year

International Students

$1,180 per semester

New Spring 2020 Students

$1,474

* Annual Policies effective August 15, 2019 through August 14, 2020.

 

2019-2020 The Language Connection (TLC) Health Insurance Rates*

Summer 2019 Session 1 or Session 2 per session $333
Fall 2019 Session 1 or Session 2 per session $394
Spring 2020 Session 1 or Session 2 per session $394

*TLC insurance rates are per seven week session only. 

Residence Students

The University will automatically provide and charge for health insurance for those residence students who have not waived the University provided insurance. The charge for insurance will be added to the semester invoice which is due and payable with the tuition and fee charges. Insurance students are not added to the health insurance roster until your term bill is paid in full or enrollment on a payment plan is finalized. You will receive your insurance card login information email directly from University Health Plans within 10-14 business days of submission by the University. There are no paper ID cards. Please contact University Health Plans directly for help obtaining your card online.

DEADLINES

Residence students are required to submit their current and valid insurance for New York State online at universityhealthplans.com to waive the insurance coverage by September 6, 2019. IMPORTANT-Waivers for insurance coverage NOT provided by a domestic carrier will not be accepted. 

A $300 penalty will be charged if a waiver is requested after September 6, 2019. There is no waiver after Friday, September 20, 2019.  Your account  will be assessed full insurance charges after this date.

Commuter Students

Accident and Sickness Insurance is also available for direct purchase to all full-time and part-time commuter students. This insurance can be purchased by enrolling online directly at universityhealthplans.com. The last day to enroll for Fall is September 6, 2019.

Notice-Coverage for dependents of students through University Health Plans will not be available after 2018-2019 policy year. You may research and determine your appropriate coverage needs for your dependents by reviewing the marketplace websites below:
www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov
www.healthcare.gov

 

International Students

All F1 and J1 students are REQUIRED to participate in the St. John’s University’s health insurance plan. This insurance is mandatory for the student’s entire enrollment at the University. Insurance students are not added to the health insurance roster until your term bill is paid or you are on a payment plan. You will receive your insurance card login information email directly from University Health Plans within 10-14 business days of submission by the University. There are no paper ID cards. Please contact University Health Plans directly for help obtaining your card online.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have a current U.S. mailing address listed in UIS.

As part of the visa requirements, visa students will be required by the Department of State to maintain adequate health insurance coverage for the full duration of your trip that meets or exceeds the following main requirements below. St. John's University has chosen a carrier that we feel best serves the needs of our international students for New York State.

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

University Health Insurance is mandatory for all F1 and J1 visa students. F1 and J1 visa students cannot submit waivers online or with the University. Please refrain from purchasing an outside travel or health insurance policy or a policy that is not US based as it may not be sufficient to cover you in New York State. You are automatically enrolled in insurance ONLY once your term bill is paid in full or on a payment plan.

 

 

Supplemental Vision and Dental Care

University Health Plans offers Supplemental Voluntary Vision and Dental Care in the Fall only.  For rates and enrollment information please visit universityhealthplans.com

Student Financial Services                               
8000 Utopia Parkway       
Newman Hall
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]
 

For more information about the accident and sickness insurance program, visit universityhealthplans.com and click on St. John's University. Any questions can be directed to University Health Plans, 1-800-437-6448 or the Office of Student Financial Services at [email protected]