SHP and SHP+
Cornell offers two health plans developed specifically for Cornell students. Learn more by visiting the plan-specific pages below:
- Student Health Plan (SHP) – for Cornell undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and their dependents
- Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) – for Ithaca students who are enrolled in, or eligible for, a New York State Medicaid plan
Plan coverage for COVID-19 testing / treatment
SHP/SHP+ is currently providing the following benefits for plan members who require testing and/or treatment for COVID-19.
Effective through 9/30/2020:
- 100% coverage for COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing and the associated visit that accompanies that testing
- 100% coverage at any in-network or out-of-network hospital for an inpatient admission for COVID-19
- 100% coverage for any telehealth service inclusive of mental health and medical care
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The following notification requirements and concurrent reviews have been suspended until June 18:
- preauthorization review for scheduled surgeries
- notification for inpatient admission and emergency admissions
- concurrent review for inpatient hospital services
- retrospective reviews of inpatient hospital and emergency room admissions
Additionally, there is an increased timeframe for hospitals to submit an internal or external appeal to a maximum of 90 days, and claim submissions by medical providers may be greater than standard submission timeframes during this pandemic.
Please be aware of insurance scams
Cornell's student health plans are dedicated to the well-being and privacy of our insured persons. Please be mindful of any misrepresentation of our name or services. SHP is a Cornell student health plan only. SHP and Cornell University do not provide any other kind of insurance.
In effort to protect your security, please stay informed of COVID-19 developments by visiting the official websites of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) coronavirus section on their website.
Additionally, the DFS has reported an increase in insurance scams due to the pandemic situation. Please visit the coronavirus-related scams section of the DFS website for information.