St. John's University makes available accident and sickness insurance to all students through University Health Plans. The current carrier as of school year 2020-2021 is Empire Blue Cross/Blue Sheild.
Upon registering at St. John's University, all University housing and dormitory students are automatically enrolled in the University mandatory medical insurance plan. (Students not in University Housing are welcome to purchase the plan directly with our servicer University Health Plans 1-833-251-1134.) The per semester charge is billed with other University fees at the time you register. Health insurance coverage is mandatory for students in University Housing.
Upon registering at St. John's University, all F-1 and J-1 visa students are automatically enrolled in the University mandatory medical insurance plan. The per semester charge is billed with other University fees at the time you register. Academic leave of Absence and Maintaining Matriculations are registrations which must be covered with mandatory health insurance coverage. If an F-1or J-1 visa student is not in the United States during this term, please contact [email protected] for the proper documentation to file for a waiver. 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.
The plan provides comprehensive medical coverage and includes benefits for medical evacuation and repatriation. For more information regarding plan benefits, provider network and worldwide travel assistance please visit our Student Health Insurance Plan website, www.universityhealthplans.com/stj.
$2,520 per year
$1,260 per semester
New Spring 2021 Entering Students
* Annual Policies effective August 15, 2020 through August 14, 2021.
*2021-2022 TLC Rates awaiting approval from New York State. Please check back for updates.
The University will automatically provide and charge for health insurance for all University residence and dorm students. 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.
The 2021-2022 University Student Residence Health Insurance Waiver form will be available starting June 22, 2021.
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 8, 2021.
IMPORTANT-Waivers for insurance coverage NOT provided by a domestic carrier will not be accepted.
A $300 penalty may be charged if a waiver is requested after September 1, 2021. There is no waiver after September 8, 2021. Your account will be assessed full insurance charges after this date and are not refundable.
Residence Fall Plans are for full year coverage. If a residence student cancels housing for Spring, insurance coverage is not cancelled and not pro-rated.
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 8, 2021.
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.govwww.healthcare.gov
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.
University Health Plans offers Supplemental Voluntary Vision and Dental Care in the Fall only. For rates and enrollment information please visit universityhealthplans.com.
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, 1-833-251-1134 or the Office of Student Financial Services at [email protected]