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  • 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 (SHIP) is an integral part of the university's efforts to promote the well-being of our students. Students who wish to enroll in the SHIP for spring 2021 must do so before February 1, 2021. For spring 2021, students who have a health insurance plan that covers them in their place of study may request a waiver. If you do not either enroll or request a waiver by the deadline, you will be automatically enrolled after February 1, 2021. Once you are enrolled, your student account will be charged the premium.

    The university has listened carefully to your feedback and will no longer require international students to have U.S.-based, ACA-compliant insurance in order to waive the SHIP. U.S.-based plans are ACA-compliant, and students with U.S.-based plans will also be able to waive the SHIP. Starting in fall 2021, you and your family will be able to decide what type of coverage is best for you. The SHIP will still be available, and staff can help you compare your options and choose a plan that will meet your needs.

    2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Plan

    • The student health insurance provider is UnitedHealthcare StudentResources.
    • View the 2020-2021 plan summary and policy brochure.
    • The plan is called UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus PPO Plan.
    • The annual premium is $2,983, billed in two installments.
      • Fall 2020 coverage is $1,215 (coverage period August 20, 2020-January 14, 2021).
      • Spring 2021 coverage is $1,768 (coverage period January 15, 2021-August 19, 2021).
    • Online enrollment and waiver forms go live July 27, 2020, and can be found at Gallagher Student Health. In the "find your school" search bar, enter “The New School.”
    • Students who are eligible may waive the SHIP by demonstrating proof of active coverage in the place where they are studying. You must do so by the waiver deadline, September 30, 2020, or you will be enrolled in the SHIP and your student account will be charged the premium.
    • New students enrolling in the spring semester will be charged for the spring health insurance premium only, which covers them from January 15 through August 19, 2021.

    2021-2022 Student Health Insurance Plan

    More information about the 2021-2022 SHIP will be available in summer 2021.

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    Office Hours
    Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 
    Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Closed on university holidays

    Online Scheduling
    Some medical, mindfulness, and brief counseling appointments can be scheduled online through the Student Health Services portal.

    After-Hours Nurse Advice Line 
    Nurse Response is an after-hours nurse advice line available to students in the United States whenever Student Health Services is closed. Experienced nurses will provide you with medical guidance, health information, assistance in decision making, and referrals. Call 1.866.907.4894 after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend hours.

    Students living outside of the United States should use emergency and after-hours services in their local communities.

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