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Health Insurance Waiver

Before Considering A Waiver, Please Be Sure You Have Alternate Coverage The Is Valid In New York State

Health Insurance Waiver

Waiving out of the Pace Insurance Plan is a self-reporting process and is not independently verified by Pace or by our insurance provider (although we do independently verify that plans for international students include repatriation and evacuation coverage). For this reason, it is critical that all students choosing to waive the school accident/sickness plan consider not only whether they have insurance coverage, but also the degree to which that coverage is valid in New York State.

*Disclaimer: Acceptance of your waiver does not guarantee that your health insurance plan will adequately cover any medical or behavioral health situation that may arise. Not all health insurance plans that originate outside of New York State provide out of state coverage. Both medical and behavioral health coverage are specific to the student's individual plan and should be verified before waiving the Pace Insurance Plan. An acceptance only recognizes that an Insurance Waiver Application stating that you have alternate coverage which meets Pace University’s waiver criteria was received from you.

The best way to verify the coverage (and limitations in coverage) of your insurance plan is to contact your insurance company. In most cases, there will be a contact number on the back of your insurance card. Before waiving out of the Pace insurance plan, we urge all students to take time to check with their insurance company to verify appropriate coverage in New York State. It is important to get specific confirmation, asking about whether the plan covers the following at the same level in NYS as it may in their home state or country:

  • Urgent care
  • Wellness visits
  • Sick visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Behavioral Health Care
  • Advanced imaging and diagnostic testing
  • Physical therapy

How To Waive The Student Plan

Students who can demonstrate that they have comparable alternate health insurance coverage may waive out of the plan by the waiver deadline (listed above). To do so:

Domestic students

  • Visit the Pace Portal and log-in with your Pace ID.
  • Click on the "Students" tab.
  • Scroll down to the "Express Links" section and click on "Health Insurance Waiver”
  • Sign-in again with your Pace ID.
  • Once you log in, complete and submit the required information to waive out of the Student Health Insurance.

International students

  • Visit our MyStudentMedical website, select the Pace profile that best describes you (Pace INTERNATIONAL ONLY, Pace University ELI, or Pace University Fresenius Group), and then choose SUBMIT WAIVER for international students.

2024-2025 Waiver Deadlines– Domestic And International

  • Fall 2024: September 20, 2024
  • Spring 2025: February 7, 2025
  • Summer I 2025: June 13, 2025
  • Summer II 2025: July 18, 2025