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Eligibility & Enrollment

Eligible Students

Click below for an Enrollment Application for HTH Health Insurance and/or FrontierMEDEX and a copy of the Benefits Brochures. All forms and policy information are also available in ISSS.

All international students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are automatically enrolled in the SUNY HTH Worldwide Health Insurance when they register for one credit hour or more. Spouses and/or children of enrolled students are also required to carry health insurance within thirty one (31) days after arrival to the U.S. The student must enroll their dependents and pay the insurance company for the cost of the dependents' insurance.

It is recommended that you do not purchase International Health Insurance before you arrive in Albany, as it may not meet the University's Mandatory Health Insurance requirements. You will be required to enroll in our University's group health insurance if you do not have other health insurance that meets the University's health insurance requirements.

NOTE: Graduate students with assistantships receive health insurance as a benefit and are not automatically enrolled in the mandatory international health insurance. However, they must still purchase MEDEX insurance and health insurance for their dependents, if any.

The health insurance does not cover physical examinations, routine eye or dental care. You can avoid additional, large health expenses here by completing physical examinations and necessary eye or dental care before you travel to the U.S. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you might consider bringing a second pair and a copy of your prescription.


Insurance Cost & Coverage

The cost for International Health Insurance and Medical Security and Evacuation Insurance for the 2015-2016 is as follows:

  • Fall 2015 for 5 months (Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2016): HTH $503.25; MSE: $39.25
  • SP & SU 2016 for 7 months (Jan. 15, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016): HTH $704.55; MSE: $54.95
  • SU 2016-only for 3 months (May 15, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016): HTH $ 301.95; MSE: $23.55

Individual monthly charges are as follows:

Note: This amount is for individual students or exchange students here for one term only.
  • $100.65 per month for students
  • $230.67 per month for spouses
  • $124.44 per month per child


Enrolling Spouse and/or Children

Please contact the ISSS Health Insurance Coordinator if you would like to purchase HTH Health Insurance and/or FrontierMEDEX for your dependents. You may fill out the Dependent Enrollment Form below and bring it with you when you visit ISSS.


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Contact Information

International Student & Scholar Services

Science Library G-40
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A.

Office Hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Advisement 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday


Phone 518-591-8189
Fax: 518-591-8171

International Student Advising Hours:

Main Campus:

Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm in Science Library G40

Downtown Campus (Alumni Quad):

Waterbury Hall Transfer/International Student Lounge

Every Other Wednesday:
OCTOBER 14, 28—10/28 signing Event for Travel
NOVEMBER 11 (no advising on November 25)
DECEMBER 9— Signing Event for Travel

East Campus (School of Public Health):

Student Affairs Room 120

Every Other Tuesday
DECEMBER 1—I-20 Signing Event for Travel

International Insurance Office

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday through Friday


Phone: (518) 591-8185
Fax: (518) 591-8171