What you need to know about Health Insurance as a student at Manhattan School of Music.
All full-time Manhattan School of Music students are required to have health insurance that meets the minimum essential coverage requirements set by the U.S. Affordable Care Act. All full-time Manhattan School of Music students will be pre-enrolled in the plan and charged via their student bill.
The MSM Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is mandatory for all F-1 visa holders. International health insurance plans are not accepted. Students enrolled at MSM through our partnership exchange program are also mandated to enroll on the MSM-sponsored plan. Exemptions: Enrollment is voluntary for DMA students in their 3rd year and beyond.
Domestic students and international students in other status (green card, J-visa, etc.) will be allowed to submit an online waiver application through this link and may be granted a waiver of the school-sponsored plan after meeting eligibility requirements.
To be eligible to waive the MSM-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) your individual/private plan:
Students who are approved to waive the MSM-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and are covered by another health insurance provider should contact their health insurance provider directly to request information for local medical providers, urgent care centers and clinics authorized to provide services. ALL students are encouraged to organize a list of medical care providers in the area, including contact information, that accept their individual insurance plan prior to arriving at Manhattan School of Music.
The 2023-2024 MSM-sponsored United Healthcare health insurance plan is accessible at this link:
Through this website you can log in to your account and access all the necessary information about your health insurance plan. The MSM-sponsored student health insurance plan (SHIP) utilizes the UHC Choice Plus network.
The MSM-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) will cover the student for one full academic year, August 20–August 19. Enrollment is for the full year and cannot be changed. If a student takes a leave of absence, withdraws, or changes to part-time status prior to the academic year end, their coverage under the plan will continue through the end of the enrollment period and no refunds will be issued.
Once the plan year begins, students who are on the MSM-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) can access their account, view claims and download a copy of their health insurance card at https://www.uhcsr.com/school-page. Students must have their health insurance card with them at all times to receive medical services.
Enrollment is voluntary for DMA students in their 3rd year and beyond. Exchange students are subject to exchange agreement and visa requirements, but are not mandated to enroll on the MSM-sponsored plan. The cost for the MSM-sponsored student health insurance plan for the 2023-2024 school year is $2,064.00 per semester.
If students are not enrolled at MSM during the entire academic period from 2023-2024, and are only required to take the MSM-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for either the Fall or Spring semester, they should contact the Campus Health Nurse for more information.
For student health insurance billing inquiries contact MSM Student Accounts Office
917-493-4467 or 4464.
For information concerning coverage, benefits, and navigating the MSM’s student health insurance plan, contact the Campus Health Nurse
Manhattan School of Music has partnered with New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center. The Center for the Performing Artist to provide health care services tailored to the special needs of professionals and aspiring artists in the field of voice, dance, music and theater. The Center for the Performing Artist offers a wide variety of expertise in performing arts medicine in combination with the clinical resources of a world renowned academic medical center. To register for an appointment with a Weill-Cornell physician call 646-962-ARTS (2787) and speak to a dedicated care coordinator who will help identify the appropriate specialist and assist with scheduling a visit. Weill-Cornell has several satellite offices in addition to their main campus offices on the Upper East Side. The Manhattan School of Music student health insurance plan is accepted at the Center for the Performing Artist.
Please visit http://weill.cornell.edu/centerperformingartist/ for more information about the program and services. For students not on the MSM-sponsored health insurance plan, eligibility by your individual health insurance provider must be verified to receive services from The Center for the Performing Artist.
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