After graduation, will you be covered?
With graduation approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your health insurance coverage. As a young adult, you have choices: stay on your parent's health plan, buy your own plan, or get coverage through a new job.
If you decide to get your own insurance, you'll find lots of choices at NY State of Health . There are many plans at different coverage levels and all plans cover health services such as yearly check-ups, flu shots, emergency services and prescription drugs. You may be surprised how affordable getting coverage can be. Some plans will cost less than your monthly cell phone bill and for some people, depending on income, coverage will be free.
Even though Open Enrollment for 2015 has ended, you may still be able to enroll in coverage this year if you qualify for free coverage, or if you enroll within 60 days of a Qualifying Life Event. Qualifying Life Events include no longer being eligible to stay on your parent's health insurance, loss of other health insurance, a permanent move to another part of New York State, getting married or having a child.
To learn more, please visit the NY State of Health website.
Have additional questions or ready to enroll? NY State of Health has lots of trained experts who will guide you step by step in selecting and signing up for a plan that's right for you. To find an assister in your community, visit the NY State of Health Navigator page or call us at 1-855-355-5777, TTY: 1.800.662.1220.
- Download the Graduation Fact Sheet: PDF (318KB)
Coming to Campus? Pack your Personal Health Kit
Taking care of oneself is essential for student success. Student Health Services recommends that each UB student put together a health kit for personal use. View our recommended list as a PDF (95KB) | Word (45KB) file.
Are you a student group looking for a fun way to learn about sexually transmitted infections? A UB101 Instructor looking for an engaging personal wellness activity? STI Jeopardy is a fun, interactive game where participants learn about sexually transmitted infections and safer sex. Use the workshop request form to schedule a session for your group.