Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

Long Island University has partnered with Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk to develop a cost-effective Student Health Insurance Plan that provides our students and families with robust medical coverage at school, back home, and while traveling or studying abroad. The Plan is compliant with all phases of the Federal Health Care Reform and offers students access to a network of doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies throughout the country through the Cigna Preferred Provider Network.

All international students, clinical students, residential students, Global College students, and intercollegiate athletes are automatically enrolled in the Plan but can waive participation online at if they have comparable coverage under a family plan or other policy. Students who enter during the Spring and Summer terms can also participate in the plan with shorter coverage period, reduced rates, and specific enrollment/waiver deadlines.

Beginning on July 1st, students can click here to enroll in the plan, print ID cards, file or check claims, or waive coverage.

Waiver and Coverage Periods
  Waiver Period
 Coverage Period
 Annual Plan
 7/1 - 9/30
 Spring New
 1/1 - 2/15
 Summer New
 5/15 - 7/1
 Early Arrival Athletes
 N/A 8/1-8/14

Remember that if you have been automatically enrolled in the plan and wish to waive coverage, you must go online and receive confirmation by the waiver deadlines listed above.

If you require additional assistance, please call the Long Island University's Office of Student Financial Services at 516-299-2553.

NOTE: New students who enter during the Spring or Summer terms will participate in the Plan with prorated coverage periods and rates.