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International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all international students at Herkimer College. All international students are automatically enrolled in the SUNY UnitedHealthcare Insurance Program.

UnitedHealthcare is contracted by SUNY to provide health insurance to you while in the United States and abroad. Benefits subject to change. Please go directly to the UnitedHealthcare website for current insurance plan details.

All F-1 international students and scholars are required by SUNY to have health insurance for the duration of your stay at Herkimer College. Unless you have provided the Student Accounts Office with proof of your own coverage that is comparable to UnitedHeathcare’s, then health insurance costs will automatically be added to your bill each semester.

Accessing Insurance Account & Benefits

The Student Accounts Office will automatically process your enrollment in this insurance each semester. When your enrollment is complete, you will receive an email from UnitedHealthcare containing important information about how to access your health insurance.

If you are already enrolled and have questions, please log in to the UnitedHealthcare website where you will find the answers to many of your questions.

Once logged in, you will be able to:

If you are an enrolled student and do not receive an email from UnitedHealthcare, please contact the Student Accounts Office or the Center for Global Learning staff.

You can access your account online through the UnitedHealthcare website or download the mobile app.

Have your own health insurance?

To use your own health insurance you must determine if it meets SUNY guidelines. You may file a health insurance waiver with Mrs. Debra Sutliff in the Student Accounts Office. Attach a copy of your insurance card front and back, along with the effective and termination dates, and description of your benefits from your insurance company.

Your documentation will be reviewed, and if it is deemed comparable, you will have effectively waived out of the SUNY International Insurance Program.

Be aware of any applicable deadlines each semester (end of week 3 each semester). If you do not complete the waiver by enrollment deadline, you will be responsible for the full cost of the plan.

Questions or concerns, contact:

Debra Sutliff
Herkimer College – Bursar
315-866-0300 x.8298

UnitedHeathcare Customer Service

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