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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

ALL STUDENTS:

All students are required to meet immunization requirements mandated by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

A completed NEIT Immunization Form, signed by a health care provider, must be returned to the student’s Admissions Officer. Commuter students must submit their forms prior to the start of classes; resident students must submit their forms by September 1, 2017 in order to move into the residence hall for the Fall Quarter. NEIT Immunization Forms are distributed to the student at the time of enrollment. Additionally, you may clink one of the two links below to print your appropriate form:

Student Immunization Form – for all students except those in Health Science programs

Student Immunization Form for Health Sciences – for students in Health Science programs, including nursing, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical laboratory technology, physical therapist assistant, occupational assistant, occupational therapy, and medical assisting and administration.

HEALTH INSURANCE

RESIDENT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

To ensure that students get the care they need to stay in class and avoid the potential hardship of medical expenses, all on-campus residential and international students must have adequate health insurance as a condition of starting classes. Students have the option of either maintaining primary coverage through a family employee plan or private insurer; or, unless coverage is waived (declined), being enrolled automatically in the school-sponsored plan.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, our sponsored-student insurance plan is fully compliant with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), resulting in a comprehensive, benefit-rich plan that will greatly benefit NEIT residential students.

This plan features:

  • No annual policy year maximum
  • Annual deductibles: $200 In-Network and $400 Out-of-Network
  • Coverage at 80% In-Network & 60% Out-of-Network
  • Preventive care services with no deductibles, copays or coinsurance (In-Network Only)
  • Students will be able to locate providers whether at home, school, or throughout the country through the Cigna network
  • Retail or mail order prescription drug coverage
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance including Medical Evacuation, Repatriation
  • Wellness discounts including Vision and Dental
  • Affordable pricing for 12 months of comprehensive coverage

The cost of the plan is $2,160 for coverage from September 29, 2017, to September 28, 2018. For all residential students, the full charge will be posted to your student account and is payable with your Fall term tuition bill. The charge will remain until you complete an online waiver form, demonstrating proof of comparable coverage. Waivers will only be accepted online through http://www.gallagherstudent.com/NEIT.

We expect the waiver website to be available in late Summer 2017 and available through early October for accepting waiver submissions. Further communication, directions, and deadlines will be sent to students when the waiver website has opened.

Plan materials will be posted to the website as they become available in order to assist you in making your insurance decision. Please consider your coverage options carefully. While a parent’s employer plan may provide adequate benefits close to home, HMO and PPO restrictions may limit coverage in the local area. The New England Institute of Technology Student Health Insurance Plan can cover these gaps and the high cost of deductibles in employer plans.

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