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After concerns that Fordham students were uninsured, Fordham introduced a $3000 opt-out insurance plan.

Students Say Health Insurance Policy Puts Them At Risk

February 19, 2020

Fordham University introduced a new insurance plan over the summer where students must show proof of private insurance or else they will be enrolled in the university’s health insurance plan with Aetna. Although the Health Insurance Office sent out emails at the beginning of the fall semester to remind students who already had an insurance plan in New York City to opt-out of the university’s insurance plan, students studying abroad only got one email in May, right after the policy was announced.

It’s unfair and imposes an unnecessary hardship that Fordham should slam a $3,073 fee on already-struggling students’ backs. 

Fordham Botched New Healthcare Roll-Out and We’re All Going to Pay: Jumping SHIP is Not an Option

July 18, 2019

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The university stressed their concern about uninsured or underinsured students, stating that students without insurance plans “place their education and financial well-being in jeopardy.”

Fordham Mandates Health Insurance Plans For All Undergraduate Students

June 15, 2019

Starting next fall, Fordham will offer a new group plan underwritten by the health insurance company, Aetna.

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Fordham Health Insurance Made Available to Grads

June 20, 2011

By Kathryn Feeney and Ashley Tedesco Asst. News Editors Published: April 2, 2009 In response to the current economic climate, Fordham is taking steps to ensure that students will have access to affordable health insurance—not just when enrolled in the university, but after graduation, as well. The latest reports fro...