Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Long Island University has continued their partnership 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 2016-17 Plan compliant with all phases of the Federal Health Care Reform and offers students and their dependents access to a network of doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies throughout the country with Aetna Student Health.

The Student Health Insurance Plan is available to any and all that require foreign travel are mandated to enroll in the Plan, even if they have comparable coverage. All international students, clinical students, residential students, Global College 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. Voluntary enrollment package will no longer be offered at LIU for 2016-2017 academic year.

Beginning on July 1st, students can go to and click on the “Student Health Insurance” link from the Student Center Home Page to enroll in the Plan or waive coverage. After Waiver period ends you can print temporary ID cards, and file or check claims. Coverage begins on August 15, 2016, which represents the start of the plan year, and extends through August 14, 2017. You can also visit the Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk website directly by clicking here.

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 below.

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

Enrollment/Waiver Periods
Annual Plan: July 1 - Sept. 30, 2016
Spring Plan: Jan. 1 - Feb. 15, 2017
Summer Plan: May 15 – July 8, 2017

Please enroll or waive online at within the periods noted above to ensure that you have the proper coverage. Please note that you must provide evidence that you have other insurance that provides the necessary coverage.

Annual Rates 2016-2017
  • Mandatory and Compulsory/Hard Waiver Students - $2,369
  • Spouse/Domestic Partner - $2,369
  • EACH Child - $2,369

Compulsory/Hard Waiver Students:
Eligibility is defined as students enrolled in a clinical degree program, participating in intercollegiate athletics, international status, Global College and/or students residing on campus.  Charges are placed on the student's account statement prior to the start of the Fall term.  These students are permitted to waive out by the deadlines noted above, provided they have insurance that provides the necessary coverage.  Students who waive will see a credit.

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