Attention: Newly Admitted Students Enrolling for the Fall 2013 Semester
The online waiver for New School Student Health Services and Insurance for the 2013 fall semester will be activated on the University Health Plan website, www.universityhealthplans.com (select the New School link), starting April 29, 2013. The deadline to submit a waiver form is September 24, 2013. Reminder emails about health insurance plan enrollment and waiving options will be sent to your email account monthly through September 2013. In order to make an informed decision about participation in the student health plan, you (and your parents) should read the information provided in these pages carefully.
Health Insurance Plan
The New School offers a student health insurance plan to all degree, diploma, online only, visiting, mobility (study abroad), Lang and Parsons consortium, graduate certificate program, ESL + Design program, ESL + Music program, and graduate and undergraduate degree program nonmatriculating students. The Student Health Insurance Plan is an integral part of the university's efforts to promote the well-being of our students.
The following pages describe services, insurance coverage and limitations, procedures for waiving coverage, and important deadlines. It is your responsibility to understand the nature and scope of insurance benefits and limitations and to meet all published deadlines.
The New School strongly encourages you to consider participating in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Be aware that you may be eligible for coverage under the group health plan of a parent's employer or under a parent's individual health insurance policy if you are under the age of 26. Medical care is expensive. If you are thinking about waiving participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan, be sure your individual or family plan covers medical and mental health care in New York and compare costs, coverage, and deductibles.
Aetna Navigator (PDF)
How Do I Read My Explanation of Benefits (EOB)? (PDF)
Summary of Insurance Benefits (PDF)
For questions about insurance benefits, claims processing, inpatient admission pre-certification, and ID cards (including lost ID cards), contact
Aetna Student Health
One Charles Park
Boston, MA 02142
For all other questions, contact
Student Health Insurance Office
Student Health Services
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
212.229.1671, option 3
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except university holidays)