International Student Health Insurance
Your student accounts bill includes a mandatory charge for International Student Health Insurance. However, if you are a new Graduate
Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant and sign up for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date, the mandatory health insurance fee will
be removed from your student bill.
Failure to have or sign up for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date will make you liable for full payment of
the mandatory international student health insurance charge.
If you are a new Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant,
you must sign up for employee health insurance at Student Insurance Office within 30 days of your appointment date. Once you enroll
in the employee health insurance and payroll deductions begin, the mandatory health insurance fee will be removed
from your student bill.
Continuing GA/TA/RPA Employment
If you are continuing your employment as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant
or Research Project Assistant and you have health insurance deductions, this charge
will be removed from your student accounts bill.
Cross-Boarding (State ↔ RF)
If your employment status changes from State to Research Foundation (GA/TA to RPA)
or from Research Foundation to State (RPA to GA/TA), as indicated by the change in
color and format of your paycheck and pay date, you MUST sign up AGAIN for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date for the mandatory international health insurance
charge to be removed from your student bill.
Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant payroll deductions
for health insurance do not include the mandatory insurance component of Medical Evacuation
and Repatriation, which must be purchased separately.
Please note that you are responsible for having full medical coverage at all times during your stay
in this country. If your medical insurance coverage lapses due to a termination in employment, you
will be charged for the international student health insurance.
If an international student who is enrolled in the TA/GA or RPA health insurance plan
adds a spouse to their health insurance as a dependent and the dependent is also a
student at Stony Brook the dependent will be automatically billed and enrolled in
the mandatory International Health Insurance plan. If the dependent would like the
fee removed from their student accounts bill they must submit a waiver by the end
of the second week of classes for the Fall and Spring semester of each year. If you
have any questions about the waiver deadline please contact Student Health (631) 632-6054.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Knowing which health insurance plan you are covered by (your employer's or the university's
international student plan), submitting waiver requests by the deadline, paying all fees and charges on your student account on time, maintaining a current
record of address with the Records Office.
For information about your Student Bill, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, or International
Health Insurance, please contact Student Health at (631) 632-6054.
For information about student employee health insurance (payroll deductions for medical coverage), call(631) 632-6180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.