Click here to apply for a medical insurance waiver.
Please get in contact with your private insurance at this time making sure it meets or exceeds ALL University at Buffalo waiver requirements. Emergency Only Care in the Western New York area will NOT satisfy the requirement for waiver so make any necessary benefit adjustments before if you are going to attempt a waiver.
Printable waiver applications are available by clicking on the forms tab above for waiver. Please note the comparability form (now available under forms) will need to be completed and signed by a private insurance company representatives to be considered for a waiver.
Questions regarding the health insurance rule and requirement for the University at Buffalo are available through Judicial Affairs website Rules and Requirements Article 8 Section M (http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/judicial/12rulesp.pdf)
Teaching and graduate assistants are eligible for NYSHIP; research assistants are eligible for POMCO. You will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance until you attend your assistantship orientation. At that time there will be a departmental transmission which will remove the student health insurance fee from your student account. For more information click here.
If you are a teaching, research, or graduate assistant with your own private health insurance, please follow the waiver process for domestic or international students.