• Health Insurance

    The New School offers a student health insurance plan to all degree (including online-only), visiting, mobility (study abroad), maintenance-of-status, Lang and Parsons consortium, ESL + certificate, graduate credit certificate, and graduate and undergraduate degree non-matriculating students. Students enrolling through Open Campus are not eligible and are not charged for student health insurance.

    The Student Health Insurance Plan is an integral part of the university's efforts to promote the well-being of our students. All eligible students are automatically enrolled in the plan upon registering for classes. Students who have a comparable U.S.-based, ACA-compliant plan that covers them in their place of study may request a waiver.

    Spring Waiver Deadline: February 3, 2020

    If you have your own insurance plan that is U.S.-based and ACA-compliant and that covers you in your place of study, you may ask to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. Be sure to complete the appropriate form for your student status by the waiver deadline. If you do not take action by February 3, 2020, you will remain enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and you will be responsible for paying the premium.

    Compare Plan Benefits

    Before asking to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, be sure that your plan benefits extend to your place of study. Use this checklist to compare your plan benefits with The New School's plan.

    Gallagher Student Health is the third-party vendor responsible for assisting our students with the online waiver process, plan terminations and additions, questions, and advocacy. 

    Our dedicated, knowledgeable Student Health Services staff are also available by email at studentinsurance@newschool.edu to promptly respond to your inquiries about the Student Health Insurance Plan, and they will work with Gallagher Student Health to address any questions or concerns that you may have about the plan. 

    2019–2020 Student Health Insurance Plan

    • The student health insurance provider is UnitedHealthcare StudentResources.
    • The plan is called UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus PPO Plan.
    • The annual premium is $2,908 and is billed in two installments: fall, $1,176; spring, $1,732.
    • The coverage period is August 20, 2019, through August 19, 2020. New students enrolling in the spring semester will be charged for the spring health insurance premium only, which covers them from January 15, 2020, through August 19, 2020. 
    • The annual in-network plan deductible is $150. The out-of-network plan deductible is $300.
    • View the policy brochure.


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