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 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 packages and dependent coverage will no longer offered under the Plan.

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, which represents the start of the plan year, and extends through August 14 of the following year. 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 - September 30
Spring Plan: January 1 - February 15
Summer Plan: May 15 – July 1

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 Rate 2017-2018
  • Mandatory and Compulsory/Hard Waiver Students - $ 2,478

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.