All international students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are automatically enrolled in mandatory health insurance through United Healthcare when they register for one credit hour or more.
Students will receive an email from UHCSR ([email protected]) after you have registered for classes and been enrolled in the insurance plan. This email will come to your UAlbany email address.
Students must have health insurance for the entire academic year without gap. Students must keep their health insurance active throughout summer, even if they are not taking courses or leave the U.S. temporarily. 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.
We recommend that you do not purchase other 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 (United Healthcare) if you do not have other health insurance that meets the University's health insurance requirements.
Coverage starts August 15th for students admitted for Fall term and January 15th for students admitted for Spring term.
The United Healthcare medical insurance provides limited vision and dental coverage for students less than 19 years of age only.