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Information and Steps to Apply for Health Insurance Waiver

All international students are automatically enrolled in SUNY HTH Health Insurance and MEDEX Emergency Assistance and Evacuation Insurance upon registration for classes.  If you decide to purchase alternate insurance coverage, your insurance policy MUST offer the minimum benefits below. 

  • Emergency and non emergency medical care
  • Treatment for pre-existing conditions
  • Maternity services  
  • In-hospital room and board
  • Inpatient and outpatient care for mental/nervous conditions
  • Outpatient alcoholism and substance abuse coverage
  • Prescription drugs
  • X-Rays and laboratory work
  • Ambulance service
  • Treatment for self inflicted injuries and suicide related services
  • $300,000.00 maximum reimbursement rate per illness.
  • $50 deductible per illness or injury
  • Insurance directly pays the provider or pharmacy in the U.S. for services rendered. You do not reimburse the doctor directly.

If your policy includes the above benefits, you may complete the online waiver application for HTH Health Insurance only. The waiver application does not apply for MEDEX Emergency Assistance Insurance. Please read all instructions carefully and have your policy information available.

Click here to apply ONLINE for the Health Insurance Waiver

Upon completion, you will soon be notified if your application was temporarily approved (with additional instructions to obtain proof of coverage) or denied. 

Deadline for all waiver requirements is February 15, 2015.


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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: Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 noon in Husted Hall 114 (near the dining area)

East Campus (School of Public Health): Thursdays from 12:00-2:00pm pm in Student Affairs Room 120

International Insurance Office

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


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