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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 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. 

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

If your policy meets the above minimum requirements:

  • Please print out blank waiver application
  • Send to your insurance provider for completion and signature
  • Completed form to be submitted by mail or email to:
    Veisyantah Jong-Futerko
    University at Albany
    International Education Sl-G40
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
Deadline for waiver application is October 15, 2015.

Note: Waiver application applies to health insurance ONLY. Students can NOT waive out of the emergency assistance and evacuation insurance.


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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