International Student Health Insurance Presentation

Presented by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Orientation
Spring 2015
Why Is Health Insurance Mandatory ?
Who Must Have Health Insurance ?
In the United States, medical expenses are very
expensive and without health insurance you may not be
able to pay the bills.
Health Insurance helps you pay the medical bills and
prescriptions when you receive medical care.
All F-1 and J-1 and their dependents (F-2 and J-2) are
required to carry Health Insurance at all times during
your stay in the United States.
Types of Health Insurance
Student Employees, funded by:
Graduate/Teaching Assistantship, or
 SUNY Research Foundation
 NYSHIP Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP) and others
Self-funded Students:
 HTH Worldwide
Students funded by Other Sponsor:
 HTH Worldwide
Where Do I Get HTH Information ?
ISSS Website:
HTH Website:
Science Library, Room G-40, Uptown Campus
[email protected]
[email protected]
Types of Mandatory Insurance
You Will Be Automatically Enrolled
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance
Helps you pay when you receive medical treatment,
subject to insurance coverage.
$685.09 for Spring 2015
Register/Login at
FrontierMEDEX Emergency Assistance & Evacuation
Insurance (All international students are enrolled)
If you need to leave the U.S. for emergency medical
treatment, MEDEX helps you pay the trip.
$51.80 for Spring 2015
What Does HTH & MEDEX
Insurance Cover ?
100% of Reasonable Expenses after Deductible:
Physician Office Visits, Inpatient Hospital Services,
Hospital and Physician Outpatient Services, and
Prescription Drugs
$300,000 Max. Benefit per Injury or Sickness
$10,000 Max. Benefit for Accidental Death and
Other Benefits and Coverage defined in the policy.
Benefits and Policy Information
Downloadable at:
 (Also available in ISSS Office)
HTH Benefit Brochure
HTH International Health Insurance Benefits Brochure or Login to your HTH account
Frontier MEDEX Benefits Brochure (Emergency Assistance and Evacuation Insurance)
When Do I Receive My Insurance Card ?
After ISSS enrolls you to HTH, you will receive a
welcome e-message from HTH in your UAlbany
e-mail account
 Instructions are given to register/login to
 Check & update your private
information/mailing address
 You may print out your HTH Card directly
 Always carry the card with you.
HTH Health Insurance ID Card
Looks like this …
 Coverage Date for Spring 2015: January 15, 20145– August 14, 2015
Where Do I Go When I am Sick ?
Go to the University Health Center
Professional medical and friendly services 
Your medical information is confidential 
For appointment and information:
APPOINTMENTS (518) 442-5229
PHONE (518) 442-5454
400 Patroon Creek Blvd., Suite 200
Albany, NY 12206
What If University Health Center
Cannot Treat Me ?
They will refer you to a doctor off-campus.
They will give you a Referral Form.
You must enter the Referral Code on before your doctor visit.
Call HTH Customer Service at 1-888-350-2002 to
make sure doctor is in HTH Worldwide Network, or
Call doctor to confirm they are part of the “AETNA
PPO/NAP Network” as noted on your Insurance ID
What if University Health Center
Is Closed ?
If not an emergency
 Wait until University Health Center re-opens.
 However, if you feel you must see a doctor offcampus, go back to Health Center to get a
HTH Referral form later when they re-open.
 Login to to enter the
Referral Code.
What If I Have Medical Emergency ?
An Emergency = life threatening event or
severe/acute pain.
University Police (518) 442-3131or Call 911
Off-Campus: Identify yourself as a UAlbany
student and provide your location.
If It Is Actually Not An Emergency…
Important: If you go to a hospital emergency room
and you do not have an emergency
 You will wait 2-4 hours or more
 Cost is very high
 $50 (called a deductible) will be charged to you.
What Does HTH Insurance
NOT Cover?
Routine Physical Exams – An exam required by a
class or program, but you are not sick.
Eye Exams to check vision
Dental Care unless caused by injury
Some Immunizations and Vaccines
What If I am Covered by
Other Health Insurance Plan ?
You will still be enrolled in HTH Worldwide.
 You may keep HTH as your health insurance, or
 Apply ONLINE for the Health Insurance Waiver
Go to:
 Upon completion you will be notified if your application
temporarily approved (with further instructions to
obtain proof of coverage) or denied
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015.
Dependent’s HTH Enrollment
F-1s and J-1s must ensure that your dependents (spouse or
child) are covered under HTH or other insurance plan.
If you are a F-2 or J-2 registered for classes yourself, you
will be enrolled in HTH automatically.
Parents are not considered dependents under HTH policy.
Please contact ISSS for dependent’s HTH enrollment.
Where Do I Get HTH Information ?
HTH Webpage: and login to
your account
 ISSS Webpage:
E-mail: [email protected]
Insurance Coordinator: [email protected]
Office visit:
Location: Science Library, Room G 40, Uptown Campus
Office Hour: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Mon – Fri

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