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Notice For Parents: Required Student Health Insurance

Requirements for Full-time Students

Checklist:

  • A completed Health Form signed and completed by a physician.
  • Documentation of Immunizations on the health form as per NYS law.
  • All students must read the medical information about meningococcal meningitis at our Web site, and complete and return the Meningitis Information Response Form. The information and form can be downloaded. Those who have a SOLAR account and are 18 years of age or older may use SOLAR to submit the response form.
  • All full-time students must have health insurance coverage at all times without exception. Stony Brook University offers a health insurance plan for all full-time domestic students that meets this requirement. This plan pays for most medically necessary bills, such as doctor visits, mental health counseling, prescriptions, emergency room, lab testing, diagnostic testing, surgery, hospitalization, etc. The plan covers our students anywhere in the world, every day, no matter whether on campus or on semester breaks.

You must contact the insurance office immediately if you lose your insurance coverage: (631) 632-6054.

All students must review their health insurance policies to determine the date when the student may "age out" of a parent/guardians' policy. It is mandatory that the insurance office be informed as soon as you are aware of this aging-out date, so we may enroll the student in the University plan immediately.

All full-time students at Stony Brook are automatically billed for the University Health Insurance plan at the beginning of each semester.

For complete information about the student health insurance plan please go to aetnastudenthealth.com/sbu.

 

Waivers

Waivers for this insurance plan are approved only if the student already has alternate health insurance in place and completes a waiver online (on SOLAR) at the beginning of the semester. Your alternate insurance must cover you for the following medical services:

  • Inpatient hospitalization
  • Outpatient mental health visits
  • Prescription medicines
  • Self injury and suicide attempts
  • Pre-existing medical conditions

To file a waiver the student must go to the SOLAR main page, and click on "Student Financial Services," and then on "Health Insurance Waivers." Waivers must be completed by the third week of classes at the start of every academic year. Waivers are not accepted after the deadline. All waivers are subject to an audit during the school year.

Waiver Deadlines

Fall Semester - September 15
Spring Semester - February 15

 

Student Health Insurance Waiver Denial Appeals Policy

The Student Services office makes the initial determination if a full-time student’s alternative coverage is sufficient to qualify for a waiver. The determination is made on the basis of the information provided in the online waiver; however additional documentation may be requested of the student.

In the event that a waiver is not granted and a student wishes to appeal the decision, they may do so by contacting the Student Services Office: Student Union Bldg. Suite 250, (631)-632-6054sho-rship@stonybrook.edu. The student will be instructed on how to proceed with the appeals process.

*Click here for information about the insurance plan for international students.

**Students enrolled in the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing and all clinical programs in the school of Health Technology and Management will be billed for a rider that covers potential clinical incidents. For more information about this additional coverage, contact the Student Services Office, or your School’s Dean of Students Office.

Payment of the SUNY Stony Brook Infirmary Fee—Required
The fee covers comprehensive health services for both medical and mental health problems, for students and visiting scholars. It is not a substitute for health insurance. The Student Health Service building is the only location on campus where the mandatory health fee can be used. Medical Services that are beyond the scope of the Student Health Service can be obtained either at University Hospital Medical Center or through other medical providers in the community. However, the infirmary fee will not cover the cost of any medical services outside the Student Health Service Building. Call (631) 632-6740 for further information.

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Requirements for Part-time Students

Checklist:

Some part-time students may be eligible for the health insurance plan under special circumstances. Please contact the Insurance Office at (631) 632-6054 by the third week of classes for information regarding eligibility and for an enrollment form.

All students are required to pay the SUNY Stony Brook Infirmary Fee
The fee covers comprehensive health services for both medical and mental health problems, for students and visiting scholars. It is not a substitute for health insurance. The Student Health Service building is the only location on campus where the mandatory health fee can be used. Medical Services that are beyond the scope of the Student Health Service can be obtained either at University Hospital Medical Center or through other medical providers in the community. However, the infirmary fee will not cover the cost of any medical services outside the Student Health Service Building. Call (631) 632-6740 for further information.

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