Health Insurance

Most students and international scholars must carry health insurance coverage for the duration of their academic registration at UB.

You can enroll in health insurance plans through UB or SUNY, or request a waiver if you have a comparable plan. If you are required to have health insurance, you must enroll or request a waiver each year. Insurance is also available for students, faculty and staff who are going abroad.

Health Insurance for Required Groups*

Please consult the table below to learn more about health insurance requirements; enrollment and waiver forms; the cost of premiums; and options for covering your dependents.

* Part-time domestic students and OPT participants do not have an insurance requirement, but are encouraged to consider plans available through UB and SUNY for their health care coverage.

2020-2021 Year Waiver Available for the 2020-2021 Academic year

The waiver for the 2020-2021 academic year is now available. There will be changes to the domestic waiver and the waiver process will now be handled by Haylor, Freyer and Coon, Inc.

Insurance Plans 2020-2021
Insurance Plan/Type Deadline Coverage Action
Domestic Students - Full-Time 10/7/20 Waive
Domestic Students - Part-Time (coverage is optional ) 10/7/20 Enroll
International Students 10/7/20 Enroll or Waive
International Scholars Deadlines depend on when you arrive in the U.S. J-1 international scholars have 30 days from arrival into the U.S. to enroll/waive the insurance Enroll or Waive
OPT (Optional Practical Training) (coverage is optional) 10/14/20 Enroll
Students Going Abroad At least 2 weeks before going abroad Enroll or Waive

Health Insurance for Others

Health insurance coverage may be available for other groups. Please follow these links to learn more.

Need Help?

For help understanding and navigating the health insurance process.

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