Health Insurance

COLUMBIA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE/WAIVER RATES & FORMS

All returning students must either enroll in or waive the Columbia Student Health Plan by Wednesday, April 12, 2017, or you will not be able to pre-register for classes on Monday, April 17, 2017.  If waiving, you will need to provide proof of comparable coverage. Click here for the enrollment/waiver form

Here is a summary of key information for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

All plans are robust medical and mental health coverage with pharmacy & Lab benefits. Care begins on campus with Medical Services, and there are no co-pays for medical or mental health visits on campus. The Columbia Plans are fully ACA compliant.

For more detailed information about the Columbia University Student Health Plans, please see this helpful site from Aetna. There will be an incremental increase in the rates for 2017-18. 

PLEASE NOTE: Full-time students, interns, and all students living in seminary housing are required to pay the Columbia Health Program Fee  [$541 per semester] regardless of whether or not they enroll in a Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan. This fee is applicable even if a student can demonstrate comparable proof of insurance. 

Part-time students, which also includes non-degree students taking less than 7 credits, must show proof of insurance although they are not required to pay the health program fee unless their status changes to full-time. Part-time students may elect to pay the Columbia Health Program Fee to benefit from the health program and may enroll in the Gold or Platinum Columbia Plan options.

For the Academic Year 2017-2018, the deadline for incoming students to enroll in, or waive, the Columbia Student Health Plans is Thursday, June 15, 2017. Please click here to enroll/waiver form

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