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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information is provided to help address any questions you may have with the new online procedures:

Q: Once I log in and waive my health insurance online am I done?

A: Once you have logged in and waived your health insurance you've completed Step 1 of a 2 Step process. If electing to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, the process is not complete until you have taken a copy of your insurance policy in English to the Office of International Students for review of the policy's benefits. At that time you will receive an approval or denial of your waiver application and you are done with the process.

Q: If I elect to have Fordham's Student Health Insurance Plan, how do I get my health insurance card and information about insurance benefits?

A: If purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan, once you have logged online and elected to have Fordham's Health Insurance, you will be able to print out your insurance card online and the brochure containing the benefits of the policy is made available to you also online.

Q: What should I do if I am having problems logging in to the system online?

A: When completing the Health Insurance registration process, if you should encounter any problems or any of your information is inaccurate please click on "Help" and create a Help Ticket describing the problem or inaccuracy you are reporting.

Q. When am I covered by the Fordham policy?

A: Fall semester: Aug. 23, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013
Spring semester: Jan. 1, 2013-Aug. 23, 2013
Spring trimester (GBA): Jan. 1, 2013- May 21, 2013
Summer trimester (GBA): April 25, 2013-Aug. 23, 2013

Q. What can I do if I arrive in NYC before my insurance begins?

A: You could get a temporary traveller's insurance policy.  Go to and enroll in the Study USA.  The confirmation, receipt and description of coverage will be emailed to you immediately.

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