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Health Insurance Waiver Reminder

Submissions due by Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Health Insurance Waiver Reminder
Submissions due by Thursday, September 13th, 2018 

This is a reminder for those who plan to submit a health insurance waiver but have not done so already. 

If you already have your own health insurance, you may submit a waiver for the College’s health insurance through your myHeliotrope. Before you submit a waiver, make sure that your existing health insurance coverage includes the items listed below, and double check to see if you could save money by switching to the College’s student health insurance program.

Your waiver will be screened to make sure that your health insurance meets the minimum requirements set forth by the state and the College which include: Coverage within the New York metropolitan area. 

Services must include in-patient and out-patient coverage for:

  • Preexisting conditions
  • Medically necessary accident and medical services
  • Mental health disorders and drug or alcohol counseling/treatment
  • Full coverage for intercollegiate sports injuries
  • Preventive services benefits including STI testing for men and women and routine immunizations
  • Transgender health care – consultation, medication, and surgery
  • Pregnancy

Please note, that plans providing emergency coverage only do not meet this requirement.

  • Unlimited maximum benefit for coverage per policy year.
  • Coverage in effect throughout the entire academic year.

If your waiver is denied for failing to meet any of the above requirements, you will receive a response by email within one week of your waiver submission to inform you why the waiver was denied. You will have the opportunity to make the necessary adjustments with your provider and resubmit your health insurance waiver.

If you do not submit a valid waiver prior to the deadline of Thursday, September 13th, 2018 you will automatically be enrolled in the College’s health insurance. No refunds will be issued.

Additional Information:
Haylor Freyer & Coon, Inc
Health Insurance Provider
Phone: (866) 535-0456  

Purchase College Association
Auxiliary Services
Phone: (914) 251-6946