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 once you register for classes. However, you may be able to opt out of HTH by showing proof that you are enrolled in another health insurance program with comparable or better medical coverage. You may not opt out of MEDEX as it is an emergency insurance and is required for all international students.
If you are an employee of the University (GA/TA/Lecturer), you do not need to complete this waiver.
To apply for a waiver of insurance:
- Please download Verification of Insurance Form and review.
- If your policy meets or exceeds SUNY requirements, please submit form to your insurance provider. An insurance representative will be required to complete and sign the form.
- Please do not submit waiver application if your policy does not meet ALL requirements as it will be denied.
- Return completed form with your signature to our Insurance Coordinator by October 14, 2014 by either:
o Email: IntInsurance@albany.edu
o Fax 518-591-8171
o Deliver Office of International Education, Science Library G-40
Upon receipt of a successful waiver application, we will notify Student Accounts to remove the necessary insurance charges on your account. Please remember that the emergency MEDEX insurance is still required by all students and will not be removed.
REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR WAIVER APPLICATION FOR FALL 2014 IS OCTOBER 14, 2014.
REMINDER: ONLY WAIVER APPLICATIONS THAT MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PROCESSED.
Please contact our Insurance Coordinator at 518-591-8185 or by email at Intlnsurance@albany.edu with any questions.