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News & Changes

November 2023

Updated Presciption Formulary Documents

Our prescription provider, OptumRX, updates their formulary twice annually. This affects what drugs are covered and the copays you will be responsible for at the pharmacy. The following documents will be in effect as of 1/1/24:

June 2023

SHP Plus pilot program ended June 30, 2023. 

SHP Plus formed nearly a decade ago as a pilot program offered in partnership between the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Cornell University to support Medicaid-eligible students with no-cost health coverage ended June 30, 2023. Read our Q&A for more detail about the program ending and alternative plan options. 

May 2023

Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends 

There have been changes to the cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment on SHP. Learn more at our COVID-19 coverage information page.

2023-2024 SHP Rates Forthcoming

As a product licensed by New York State's Department of Financial Services, SHP requires annual approval of its student premium rate. Upon approval, we will post information on the cost of SHP for the coming academic year on our rates and dates page.

Waiving SHP for returning students is now easier!

For more information, see our How Do I Waive page.