Letter from the SHS Director regarding Student Health Insurance for Spring 2013

Please read the following from our Director, regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan:

Dear ECU Student,

Most students are required to have health insurance while they attend East Carolina University.  For 2012-2013, undergraduate students enrolled in six or more on-campus credit hours and graduate students enrolled in three or more on-campus credit hours are required to have insurance.

In order to meet this requirement, you can be enrolled into your parents’ plan (if you are under 26 years of age) or buy your own health insurance.  Otherwise, you must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  Please review information concerning the Affordable Care Act and how it affects young adults under the age of 26 by clicking on the following link: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/03/betterbenefits-young-adults.html

The carrier for the Student Health Insurance Plan has set the premium for 2012-13 at $709.00 for Fall 2012 coverage from August 1 to December 31, 2012 and $709 for Spring/Summer 2013 coverage from January 1 to July 31, 2013.

Students who have their own insurance can waive the $709.00 charge for the Student Health Insurance Plan by going to www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/. You must be registered for classes before you go online to Enroll or Waive out.  This must be completed by September 15, 2012 for fall semester and by January 31, 2013 for the spring semester, or you will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan after the deadline, and a charge will remain on your student account.  Remember, this must be done each Fall and Spring semester.

New Students will need to create an account through the student insurance website (www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) by clicking “Waive” to waive out of the plan or “Enroll” to enroll in the plan. You will be prompted to create the account using your Banner ID number and ECU email address. As the student creates the account, they can include an alternate email address (usually a parent email address), if they so desire. The alternate email address option is available so that reminders about waiving and/or enrolling each semester can be sent to the parents email address as well as the student.

You can view the online benefits summary explaining the details of the Student Insurance Health Plan coverage at www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/.  If you have any questions, please contact the Insurance Office at 252-328-6841 between 8:00am – 5:00pm weekdays or by email at studentinsurance@ecu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in January.

Sincerely,

Jolene Jernigan
Director, Student Health Services

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