Health Insurance Requirement

Students who take 6 or more credits and meet at least one of the following parameters are required to submit proof of health insurance that provides adequate coverage in the Buffalo/Amherst area at the start of each academic year.

  • Residential students (including Collegiate Village)
  • Student athletes (club as well as intercollegiate sports)
  • Students in health-related fields of study while participating in external learning experiences (clinical affiliations, internships, etc.) 

International Students

Student Health Insurance Plan

Daemen College, in partnership with Haylor, Freyer & Coon, offers a student-focused health insurance plan that upholds requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act. Any Daemen student taking 6 credits or more is eligible to enroll in the plan. Dependent coverage is also available. To review the coverage available, access your ID card or waive or enroll in the DC student health insurance plan.

Deadline to Enroll: October 2019 & February 2020

Students who meet the criteria must enroll in or waive the student health insurance plan BEFORE receiving keys to the residence halls, participating in a sport (practice or play) or beginning classes. Failing to do so will result in the student being automatically enrolled in the Daemen College Student Health Insurance Plan after October 2019 (fall deadline to enroll; specific date TBD).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Health & Insurances Office at 716-839-8446 or