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International Student Insurance

In accordance with the State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution passed in June 1985, health insurance is mandatory for all international students and scholars enrolled at SUNY campuses. Health insurance is also mandatory for all American students and scholars traveling abroad on approved SUNY academic programs and exchanges. HTH Worldwide Insurance Services is the designated claims administrator for the SUNY-mandated policy.

International students who have F-1 and J-1 student visa categories and other non-immigrant visa categories are required to enroll in the SUNY-mandated policy. International scholars with J-1 exchange/visitor, researcher, and professor visa categories are also required to enroll in the policy, but are exempt if enrolled in the graduate assistant policy.

Assessment of Insurance Premium:

The insurance premium is assessed to student accounts and is payable to The College at Brockport. Students registering for classes during the fall term will be assessed the annual premium. Students entering college during the spring or summer terms will be assessed premiums reflective of their entry in the insurance policy.

Waiver of Medical Insurance:

Certain persons may be exempt and may be able to waive out of the policy if they show proof of comparable major medical coverage to the appropriate office on campus. These students may be required to purchase the Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Policy. Inbound international students should contact the insurance liaison at the Student Health Center at 585-395-2631. Outbound (OAP) students should contact the Office of International Education at 585-395-2119. Click here for a printable SUNY Medical Insurance Plan Waiver Request Form. Note: This request form is for international students only.

Dependent Coverage:

Dependents (up to age 19 years) of all covered persons may purchase this Plan. Dependent coverage is voluntary and enrollment must be made directly to HTH Worldwide within 31 days of the date that the dependent becomes eligible (i.e., the date that a person enters the country on a dependentís visa, marries an eligible person, or date of birth for newborn dependents) for coverage under this plan. Please contact the Office of International Education at 585-395-2119 for additional information regarding dependent enrollment/coverage.

HTH Worldwide Insurance Services Interactive Resources:

Students enrolled in the insurance plan may register for access to HTHís Interactive Resources by going to hthstudents.com. Students need the following information available on the insurance ID card for their first visit to register at the site: certificate number, first name (exactly as it appears on the ID card), and family name (exactly as it appears on the ID card). Thereafter, students only need their e-mail address and password to access the services.

HTHís Interactive Resources include:

  • Online claims status
  • Coverage limits and personal information
  • Doctor search in the U.S. and abroad
  • Travel health and safety news and articles
  • Medical term, phrase and drug translation databases
  • Access to CityHealth Profiles for important health information in cities worldwide
  • Personalized news and e-mail, which can be delivered to the student and up to five of his or her family members and friends.
  • Click here for a printable claim form.

Page last updated June 16, 2011.