All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage while attending Paul smith’s College. It is important to note that not all health insurance policies are created equally and that while they may work in the state they originated in, they may not work locally while at Pauls Smith’s College. Students are considered a precious resource, and their education is a substantial investment. Please take the time to ensure they have the insurance they will need while attending Paul Smith’s. While they will not be billed for seeing the nurse, there are instances when insurance might be necessary, such as emergencies, doctor ordered tests or labs, prescribed medications, referrals for specialty appointments, etc.
Acceptance or waiver from the college health insurance is necessary at the start of each academic year. The cost of college insurance will be automatically billed to the student’s account. To opt in or out of college health insurance by the start of classes, visit Gallagher Koster.
College insurance cards can be printed from Gallagher Koster. They will not be printable until approximately Sept. 15, for students starting in the fall, and Feb. 15 for students starting in the spring.
Students with their own private insurance are responsible for knowing what their insurance covers, initiating their own claims, and following the requirements of their insurance. Some insurance has one card for medical and one for prescriptions. A front and back copy of their card(s) should be provided to Student Health Services upon entry and any time there is a change in coverage. The student should have their own card (s) when they arrive at PSC. It does them no good for Mom or Dad to have it back home when they may have an emergency locally.
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Abigail Fontaine, RN
Health Services Office Manager
Joan Weill's Student Center
003 Student Health Services Office
P: 518-327-6319 F: 518-327-6309