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Health Services

HEALTH INSURANCE

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a new federal law that requires all individuals to
have health insurance by January 1, 2014.

Individuals who do not enroll in a health insurance plan by January will pay a penalty
when filing for taxes (unless you can claim an exemption).

Information Sheets for Residents of New York State (PDF)

Please visit the New York State Health Insurance Marketplace

Managed Care Plans

You may be eligible for New York State's free or low-cost public health insurance programs. New York state public health insurance plans are managed care plans provided by insurance companies. The table below lists the contact information for various managed care plans providing free or low-cost public health insurance to those who are eligible. The table includes which boroughs the programs serve. In addition visiting www.nyc.gov/hilink can help you assess your eligibility for these programs. These programs are not available to international or out-of-state students.

HEALTH PLAN CONTACT INFORMATION BOROUGHS SERVED
Affinity Health Plan 2500 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
Main: 718-794-7700
Toll Free: 866-247-5678
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
AmeriChoice of New York, Inc. 7 Hanover Square, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
Main: 212-509-5999
Brooklyn
Bronx
Queens
AMERIGROUP Community Care 21 Penn Plaza
360 W. 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Main: 877-692-8669
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
Fidelis Care New York 95-25 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374
Main: 888-343-3547
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
GHI/HIP Merge (Emblem)
Group Health Incorporated
441 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Main: 646-447-6191
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
Healthfirst, PHSP 25 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Main: 800-404-8778
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
Health Plus 241 37th Street, Suite 412
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Main: 888-809-8009
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens
HIP/GHI Merge (Emblem) 132 W. 31st Street
New York, NY
Main: 800-542-2412
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Staten Island
Queens

 

HEALTH CARE PLANS SERVICING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The table below provides information on organizations that provide insurance programs targeted at the needs of international students.

ISO Student Health Insurance ISO Student Health Insurance
150 W. 30th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10001
Main: 800-244-1180
www.isoa.org
International Student
Protection
111 John Street,
Ste. 750
New York, NY 10038
Main: 212-693-3717
www.intlstudentprotection.com

 

DENTAL INSURANCE

Dental insurance is available through the Stu-Dent Plan, which is offered by New York University College of Dentistry. Visit their site for complete information.