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blue-cross-blue-shield-logoGreat news!!!  ECU Student Health Services is now an in-network provider for BlueCross BlueShield health insurance plans!

Students with BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) health insurance plans now can utilize Student Health Services (SHS) just as they do any other participating provider.  SHS will file any charges to the insurance plan and coverage will be determined by the plan benefits and policy terms.  Deductibles, co-insurance, and any out of pocket amounts are determined by the individual policy; we encourage students and parents to become familiar with what their BCBS plan covers as well as any exclusions or limitations that may be stipulated.

Students desiring to file their BCBS insurance MUST bring a copy of their current insurance information and present it upon check in when they come for visits at SHS.  If the policy holder is a parent, the student must also provide that parent’s name, date of birth, and address.

There is no co-pay at SHS because the student fees paid with tuition cover the office visit charge.  Distance education students do not pay student fees, so they will be subject to a $30 SHS access fee for each visit.

Any charges that are not covered by a student’s BCBS plan will be sent to the Cashier’s Office and applied to the student’s main tuition bill.  Those charges should be paid timely to avoid issues with registration, obtaining grades, or requesting transcripts.

For more information, call us at (252) 328-6841 or e-mail gotquestions@ecu.edu.

 

Student Blue waiver/enrollment period NOW OPEN

The waiver/enrollment system for Spring/Summer 2015 is now open through January 30, 2015.

To find out information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), including benefits, cost, eligibility, and how SHIP works with the student health fee, visit our Student Health Insurance page.

Need help deciding if SHIP is right for you/your student?  This short video may help you decide.

Brand new students will first need to create an account on Student Blue, using their Banner ID and date of birth, then proceed with the waiver or enrollment process.  Returning students should log in to their existing Student Blue account, using their e-mail address and the password they created for the account last semester.

Ready to waive out or enroll?  Click on the Student Blue logo below.

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Student Blue waiver/enrollment period for Spring/Summer 2014 now open!

InsWaiverBanner_1The waiver/enrollment system for Spring/Summer 2014 is now open through January 31, 2014.

To find out information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), including benefits, cost, eligibility, and how SHIP works with the student health fee, visit our Student Health Insurance page.

Need help deciding if SHIP is right for you/your student?  This short video may help you decide.

Brand new students will first need to create an account on Student Blue, using their Banner ID and date of birth, then proceed with the waiver or enrollment process.  Returning students should log in to their existing Student Blue account, using their e-mail address and the password they created for the account last semester.

Ready to waive out or enroll?  Click on the Student Blue logo below.
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Information concerning the Student Health Insurance Plan for 2013-2014

studentbluejpgChanges to Insurance Plan for 2013-2014 School Year

The 2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Plan will be provided through Student Blue from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC).  The plan is still in the process of finalization and more information should be available by June 1st, 2013.

In the meantime, if you plan to attend ECU in the Fall 2013 semester, students and/or parents can click on the following link to the ECU section of the BCBSNC Student Blue website to sign up for email reminders from Student Blue when new information becomes available:

https://www.bcbsnc.com/content/studentblue/ecu/index.htm?page=welcome

Information concerning insurance updates will also be available on the Student Health Service website. SHS will notify students via their ECU student email address when more information is available, to include waiver/enrollment deadlines, plan rates, benefits, etc.

Students who are currently participating in the 2012-2013 policy can continue to utilize the Chartis Educational Markets/AIG  website for claim information, to find a provider, etc.

Student Health Service
Insurance Department
252-328-6841
studentinsurance@ecu.edu

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

Enrollment/Waiver Period is now OPEN for the Student Health Insurance Plan!

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Attention Spring Semester ECU Students:

Returning student from fall 2012? Students who were enrolled in the Fall 2012 semester and would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to access their secure online account through the student website (http://www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) and click “Student Login” on the right-hand side of the page. You will be prompted to log into your account using your ECU email address and password. When you get into your account, you will see a “New Waive” and a “New Enrollment” button. Select the button and confirm the information. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

Are you a brand new student for Spring 2013?  New students who would like to enroll/waive for Spring 2013 will need to create an account through the student website (http://www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/NC/ECU/) by clicking “Waive” to waive out of the student insurance or “Enroll” to enroll in the plan. You will be prompted to create the account using your Banner ID number and ECU email address. If you do not get a confirmation number, your enrollment and/or waiver did not go through and you will need to resubmit it.

DEADLINE to enroll/waive is January 31st.  For more information, visit www.ecu/edu/studenthealth

Have you taken action regarding your health insurance coverage yet?  Did you know that all students meeting certain eligibility criteria must have health insurance?  That pop up on your ECU OneStop page that you keep clicking “remind me later” is not just to bother you–it is to remind you to DO SOMETHING!  The deadline to act is September 15th.

Click on the “Waive Out or You’re In” logo above to find out more information as well as give you the link you need to either enroll in the student health insurance plan or provide your existing coverage so you can waive out (and get your $709 back for the semester).