|Important 2012-13 Student Health Insurance Information
At the beginning of each Fall semester (and at the beginning of other semesters for first-time new incoming students), international students are REQUIRED to complete an on-line Insurance Registration Process to confirm or waive the Student Health Insurance. The health insurance plan details can be found here. The Insurance Registration Process for the 2012-2013 school year (Fall, Spring & Summer) must be completed by February 22, 2013. -Deadline for Spring 2013!
In addition to completing the Insurance Registration requirement, the Communications Center & Marketplace is a place to which you can go to obtain important insurance informations, link to Provider and Pharmacy Networks, or discover other voluntary insurance and discount products like dental, vision, personal property, and outbound international travel coverage.
The SECURE Insurance Registration process will take you down one of two paths:
Provide details of your personal insurance coverage to initiate your waiver request.
Confirm enrollment in the Student Insurance Plan to gain immediate access to your Insurance ID card and Plan documents.
When you begin the process, if you will be requesting a waiver, have your other insurance information in front of you. If you will be purchasing the Fordham Insurance Plan for your dependents, have your bank checking or credit card information available (student premiums will be applied to your student account but dependent premiums must be paid to the plan administrator at the time of enrollment.)
To REPRINT your Fordham insurance card, or to get Health Insurance Plan Details, click here.
*The online Registration process for the Spring 2013 Semester Waiver Requests is open now, and is set up by the Insr. Co.! (New Students cannot submit this until they arrive in NY and check-in at the OIS).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INSURANCE CHARGES
Fordham University is concerned about the health of our students and the high cost of medical care. As such, we require all our F-1 and J-1 international students to carry some form of medical insurance. All these registered students are automatically enrolled in the International Student Insurance Plan for the semester (fall and spring) or for Graduate School of Business, each trimester (fall, spring and summer) for which you are registered or maintaining matriculation. The cost of insurance is automatically charged to your student account.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WAIVERS
Students already insured under medical insurance that meets our policy standard minimum insurance requirements may waive enrollment in the FordhamPlan, and thus remove the insurance charge from your student account (see above details of our on-line Insurance Registration Process and its waiver path.) To satisfy the waiver requirement your coverage must: provide at least $50,000 of reimbursement per each injury or illness with a $500 maximum deductible, have Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Benefits of $10,000 and $7500 respectively, and be effective in the New York City area.
If your policy does not cover Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, you can supplement your policy by completing this form and submitting it with the documents below: Med-E-Vac 2012-2013.
- Complete the on-line insurance waiver request (**Current students see note below).
- Print out a copy of your completed waiver request (Print the final page of the on-line process)
- Obtain an English copy of your insurance policy
- Highlight the Policy Maximum, the Deductible amount, and the Medical Evacuation and Repatriation benefit amounts.
- Complete the OIS Waiver Request Form.
- Bring the following items to the Office for International Services (OIS) for review: (1) the English copy of your insurance policy and card, (2) your printed copy of your completed waiver request within 5 days of completingthe on-line waiver, (3) the OIS Waiver Request Form. The entire process MUST be completed before Feb.22, 2013 for the Spring 2013 semester.
- Failure to completely follow these instructions will result in the Student Insurance charge remaining on your Student Account.
GBA and non-GBA: If waiver is approved for the FALL term you are waived for the FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER terms. If waiver is approved for SPRING term you are waived for the SPRING and SUMMER terms.
For GBA ONLY: If waiver is approved for SUMMER trimester you are waived for the SUMMER term ONLY and must file again for next academic term.
**Current students who previously registered for the insurance in the Fall, who now want to waive for the Spring term, will not be able to complete the online section. These students should complete the other steps and bring the waiver application to the OIS.
To Search for Available Pharmacy Locations after receiving your ID Card:
Or Call: (800) 400-0136
To Search for Available Physicians & Facilities in the Beech Street Network:
Or Call: (800) 432-1776 (Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm)
Addresses and names of doctors, hospitals, and medical facilities that can be used with your Fordham International Insurance can be located from this website. You can go to doctors outside this list, but you will not get the reduced in-network fees.
CONTACT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE:
For more information about:
International Student Health Insurance Program
CIR at 1-800-322-9901
Health Services available at Fordham
Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160
Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160