All full time students are required to have health insurance.
Students who have their own health insurance are required to complete an online waiver, annually, to avoid being enrolled into and charged for the college's health insurance plan. The deadline to waive out of the health insurance plan for Fall is September 30th and Spring is February 24th. The online waiver for Fall is available at the beginning of July until the waiver deadline, September 30th. The online waiver for spring is available at the beginning of December until the deadline, February 24th.
The insurance plan, administered by Consolidated Health Plans is a national plan with access to in-network providers everywhere in the US. The plan has no deductibles and low co-pays. If you would like more information, please contact the Health Center.
SUNY Buffalo State Health Insurance is administered by Consolidated Health Plans. The premium for 2017 - 2018 annual plan is $1,662 (includes $30 administrative fee) and covers August 13, 2017 through August 12, 2018. The premium for Spring and Summer semester is $938 (includes $30 administrative fee).
Students registered for 12 credit hours or more, (undergraduate and graduate) are automatically enrolled into Buffalo State Health Insurance Plan and their Student Account will be charged for the health insurance premium. Students with their own private health insurance are required to complete an Online Health Insurance Waiver Form. The waiver for Fall 2017 is now available.
You will need to have your insurance card available to provide proof of insurance information on the waiver. Completing the waiver removes the student from enrollment in the Buffalo State Health Insurance Plan and eliminates the charges for the health insurance from their student account, provided medical or pharmacy claims have not been submitted.
Students who failed to complete the waiver by the deadline will be charged for the Buffalo State Insurance Plan. There are no extensions to this deadline.
Students who have previously waived and have lost their insurance are responsible to request to be enrolled per Buffalo State Mandated Insurance Policy. Students are required to complete the online waiver EACH academic year.
Students who waived the Buffalo State Health Insurance are eligible to use the services provided at the Weigel Health Center. Weigel Health Center is funded by the Student Health Fee, which is separate from the SUNY Buffalo State Health Insurance Plan.
For additional questions, call Weigel at 716-878-6711.
Part-time students must request enrollment by contacting Weigel Health Center during Open Enrollment. For Fall, open enrollment ends September 30th. For Spring/Summer, Open Enrollment applies to new students only and ends February 24. The premium for part time students is the same as full time students. Part time student who lose their private insurance are eligible to enroll in the insurance through the School within 30 days of the loss of coverage with proof of health insurance termination.
Assistance with information on other insurance options, including Medicaid or Exchange programs are available at Weigel Health Center.
-The annual premium is $1,662 (includes $30 administration fee).
-Provider network is Cigna. To search for a participating provider go to: http://www.cigna.com/web/public/hcpdirectory
-$10 copay for Doctor Visits for illness or injury. Well visit appointments are $0 copay.
-Prescription benefit co-pay: $10 for generic meds, $25 for brand-name meds.
-Out of network care covered at 70%.
Important points regarding the SUNY Buffalo State Insurance Plan.
There are no deductibles. You have access to coverage as soon as the plan is in effect.
The plan is affordable, the equivalent of $138.50 per month.
Access to in-network providers throughout the country, which is not available in many government or employer based plans.
**More details on the health insurance plan will be provided by mid July. Please check back for a link in the place of this message**
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