Health Services and Benefits

Staying healthy matters. Here’s everything you need to know about the services and benefits available to you at Rutgers.

If you’re a full-time student who has paid the student fee, or a part-time student who has elected to pay the student health service and insurance fees, you’re insured for up to $5,000 in medical expenses brought about by illness or injury. This policy provides excess coverage over any other insurance plans. You also have the option to purchase a major medical policy sponsored by the university that provides more extensive coverage, and you also may purchase coverage for their spouse and children at additional cost. Any student not covered by individual or family policies should consider this more extensive coverage.

Contact a benefits specialist at (848)-932-8285.

Student Health Insurance

Students appointed to full academic-year assistantships have comprehensive health insurance as employees. Most fellows and trainees are also provided single-coverage health insurance through the Student Health Insurance Plan. The university has designed a health insurance plan for Rutgers students with United Healthcare. The fee for the Student Health Insurance Plan is included in the term bill of all full-time students. If a student has an alternate health insurance plan, he or she can complete an online waiver form and remove the fee. If the waiver is not completed, the student will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. There is no overall maximum dollar limit on the policy. Plan details, including waiver and enrollment information, may be found at

Students also may purchase coverage for their spouses and children at additional cost. For further information, contact the Office of Student Health Insurance, Hurtado Health Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 11 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1180 (848-932-8285)

Compulsory International Student Insurance Fee


Information for NB/Piscataway and Newark students:

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Information for International students health insurance:

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