What vaccinations and immunization records do I need before enrolling at NYU-Poly?
In accordance with the New York State law, all entering students must show proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. The law prohibits the University from allowing any student to register for classes without documented proof of immunization against these diseases. An immunization booklet and form will be sent to you upon receipt of your tuition deposit, please be sure to have your physician or health care provider administer the appropriate vaccinations. Once completed, return the Immunization Record to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at Polytechnic Institute of NYU in JB 156. To expedite your registration you should complete this process well in advance of your arrival at Polytechnic.
Are international students required to have health insurance?
Yes, every student is required to have health insurance. Health care in the United States is very costly. There is no national health insurance as in other countries. Therefore, you are required to purchase health insurance. A married student must buy additional health insurance for her/his dependents. Polytechnic Institute of NYU sponsored insurance costs $700 per year. You can get in touch directly with Special Risk Consultants Inc. 172 Bechtel Road, Collegiville, PA 19426. Tel: 610-489-6100; Fax 610-489-9325 for more information.
What are the features of the NYU-Poly-sponsored health plan?
When you have a medical incident, either from an accident or an illness, you will have coverage under the Polytechnic Institute of NYU Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. To obtain the highest level of coverage it is important to utilize a MultiPlan provider. MultiPlan is a company that has privately reviewed and credentialed the medical providers in their national network to make sure they meet certain standards. They have also negotiated with the providers to discount their standard fees. This saves you an average of 30% when you choose to see one of their providers. You can contact MultiPlan 24 hours a day for assistance in locating providers by calling 1-800-672-2140 and push 4 to go to the provider referral department, or search their website at www.multiplan.com.
Features of the plan include:
- 24 hours a day coverage worldwide
- The maximum benefit is $50,000 per incident
- For accidents or injuries, the first $2,500 of bills are paid at 100%, after that if you see a MultiPlan provider the remainder of the bill is paid at 90%. If you do not use a MultiPlan provider the balance is paid at 75% after a $100 deductible.
- For a sickness, if you see a MultiPlan provider there is No Deductible and the bill is paid at 90%. If you do not use a MultiPlan provider the balance is paid at 75% after a $100 deductible.
- Prescriptions are covered by paying a $10 co-payment for generic drugs and $20 co-payment for brand drugs up to $600 per year
- You have access to a 24-hour Nurse Line to help you determine what type of doctor you should see, or what to do if you feel ill. The Nurse Counselor can also answer any questions you may have about medical care or issues.
- You also have access to a 24-hour assistance program that can provide you with emergency assistance anywhere in the world. They are multi-lingual.
- Most medical care is covered (Physicians, Hospitalization, Surgery, ER Room, Physical Therapy, Labs, X-Rays, etc). There are some limitations to the plan.
- The annual cost for the policy is $700.00 per student. The cost of this insurance policy will be added to your student tuition account in the fall.
- If you have questions about the plan, you can call Special Risk Consultants, Inc. at 1-800-322-9901.
Do I need a medical examination before coming to NYU-Poly?
While health examination is not required, it is a good idea to have a medical check up before you come to the United States. It might also be a good idea to visit a dentist. Students who have medical conditions and require treatment, therapy or medications should discuss specific plans for follow up and treatment with their personal physician. They should also bring with them copies of their medical records.