Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Effective this fall 2013 semester, all domestic graduate and Law students carrying 6 or more credits will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  The fall semester charge for this program will be included on your student account. Graduate and Law students carrying 5 or fewer credits may purchase coverage on a voluntary basis.

Students only registered to complete their dissertation will not be subject to this requirement.

The charge for this coverage can be removed by demonstrating that you have other coverage. Your request to waive coverage under the program and thus have the charge removed from your account must be completed by September 1, 2013. Students who waive coverage in the plan for the fall semester will be automatically waived for the spring semester.

To waive coverage, please contact:
Maritza Rivera-Garcia, Health Insurance Compliance Administrator
Phone: (718) 817- 4160

To view the information on the 2013/2014 Fordham Insurance Plan and to enroll.

To view the information on the Affordable Care Act

Coverage begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 24, 2013 (or the day after the postmark date of premium payment, whichever is later) and continues until 12:01 a.m. on August 24, 2014.
The deadline to complete the Insurance Registration Process is September 1, 2013 for the Fall Semester and February 21, 2014 for Spring Semester.

The annual cost for the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan is Effective August 24, 2013 - August 23, 2014:

 Effective August 24, 2013 - August 23, 2014
Student (w/ 6 or more credits - Waiver Enrollment)
Fall charge $748 / Spring charge $1326
Student (w/ 5 or less credits - Voluntary Enrollment) $2,554
Spouse $3,100
Child (Each) $2,600

In addition to completing the Insurance Registration requirement, the Communications Center & Marketplace is a place that you can return time and again to obtain important insurance information (including procedures to file an accident claim), ask questions, or link to Provider & Pharmacy Networks. You can also discover other voluntary insurance and discount products like, dental, vision, personal property, international travel coverage, and services to negotiate outstanding medical bill balances (out of pocket costs) that may remain after being processed by insurance.

International students can learn more about their insurance requirements on Fordham's Office of International Students Health Insurance page.

Last updated July 10, 2013.

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