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International Faculty & Visiting Scholars

Requirements

You MUST have the SUNY International Health Insurance coverage while researching, studying, or teaching at Stony Brook University.

United States Federal Law requires you have adequate insurance coverage while in the United States in J-1 or J-2 status. If you become a regular paid employee of the University, you can enroll in the coverage offered through the Human Resources office located in Suite 390, Administration. Please note: J-1 scholars must continue to purchase MedEx insurance for the entire period of stay in J-1 status.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Enroll

When you arrive, contact Visa and Immigration Services located in the Melville Library E5310. They will fill out an insurance enrollment form with you. You may pay for the health insurance by check, cash or credit card at the Bursar’s Office, located in the main lobby of the Administration Building. If you wish to enroll a dependent, complete an enrollment form. You may pay online at  uhcsr.com/school-page

Once you are enrolled in the health insurance plan, you will receive information directly from United Healthcare and instructions on how to print your insurance card.

You may use the student health center if you bring a letter from your department on letterhead and a check for $169 made out to Student Health Services. This fee will be good for the semester*.

*Fee subject to change.

United Healthcare Policy Information

To check claims status, ask benefit questions, locater a provider inside the USA, obtain a Visa letter, or to inquire about specific drug coverage under this policy : 888-714-6544 or  customerservice@uhcsr.com

For medical providers inside the USA, please click here:  UHC Options

To create or login to your UHC student account, please visit  myaccount.uhcsr.com or download their mobile app from your smartphone (UHCSR Mobile App) available on the App Store or Google play

To locate a Provider/Pharmacy outside the USA and for emergencies abroad: 844-249-0748 (24/7)

Optional Practical Training Participants (OPT)

Once you graduate from Stony Brook and obtain OPT status, you may continue your international student health insurance plan. You cannot have any lapse of insurance coverage between the mandatory insurance and this extension plan.

If you wish to do this, you may apply at the Health Insurance Office at East Side Dining, Room 157. Be sure to bring a copy of your I-20 pages 1 & 3 and your EAD card. Please contact the insurance office at  studenthealthinsurance@stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-6054 with any questions.

As an OPT participant, you will have a $50 deductible for every NEW medical problem for which you need medical services. This deductible cannot be waived. In addition, you can no longer use Student Health Services once you begin the OPT insurance coverage.


Links and Downloads:

United Healthcare Brochure

Enroll a Dependent | Download Enrollment Form

Global Emergency Services (MedEx)

Dependent MedEx Evacuation

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