Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for the insurance?
The charge is placed on your Solar account with tuition and fees.
How do I get my insurance card?
Your insurance card will be emailed to your stony brook email address, and will come
from Notifications@UHCSR.com (United Healthcare Student Resources).
Am I only covered in NY State?
No, the international student insurance coverage is worldwide.
Does the coverage include dental and vision?
Our student health insurance does not include vision. Dental coverage is included
up until the age of 18.
Is the HPV Vaccine covered by the Student Health Insurance?
The HPV vaccine coverage age limit, has now been increased to age 45. The benefit
ends on the insured’s 46th birthday.
Can I cancel the coverage early?
No. our policy does not allow for early termination.
I am graduating soon. What are my options for health insurance after I graduate?
With graduation approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your health insurance
coverage. As a young adult, you have choices: stay on your parent’s health plan, buy
your own plan, or get coverage through a new job.
If you decide to get your own insurance, you’ll find lots of choices at NY State of
Health. There are many plans at different coverage levels and all plans cover health
services such as yearly check-ups, flu shots, emergency services and prescription
drugs. You may be surprised how affordable getting coverage can be. Some plans will
cost less than your monthly cell phone bill and for some people, depending on income,
coverage will be free.
Even if Open Enrollment for the year has ended, you may still be able to enroll in
coverage this year if you qualify for free coverage, or if you enroll within 60 days
of a Qualifying Life Event. Qualifying Life Events include no longer being eligible
to stay on your parent’s health insurance, loss of other health insurance, a permanent
move to another part of New York State, getting married or having a child.
Have additional questions or are ready to enroll?
We have lots of trained experts who will guide you step by step in selecting and signing
up for a plan that’s right for you. To find an assistor in your community, go tonystateofhealth.ny.gov/agent/hx_brokerSearch or call us at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1-800-662-1220.
Download the Graduation Fact Sheet
I am turning 26, and need to enroll in the Student Health Insurance. Who can I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Teaching Assistant, Graduate Assistant, or Research Assistant who wants to
enroll in employee coverage. How do I do that?
You must confirm with your department that you are eligible to enroll in the employee
coverage, and then enroll directly with HR Benefits. You can email them at email@example.com or call them at (631) 632-6180.
What is a "Notice of Termination Letter"?
This letter would come from your insurance provider, letting you know when your current
coverage with them will end.