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Health insurance during OPT

Students who are authorized for OPT have an additional benefit of continuing health insurance through GeoBlue Insurance, IF they are current HTH Worldwide/GeoBlue Insurance subscribers.

Insurance is available on a prepay monthly or multiple-month basis.  Renewal is allowable through your OPT period as long as coverage is continuous and there are no gaps between enrollment periods.

If you are graduating and currently have insurance as a TA, GA or RA employment position, you may switch to GeoBlue Insurance on the 15th of the month that your employee (NYSHIP, POMCO, etc.) insurance expires.

If you would like more information, contact ISSS through, or visit the health insurance advisory staff during regular ISSS walk-in hours.

Instructions on submitting the e-forms required for health insurance during OPT is available here.

Last Updated: 7/18/18