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 email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in January.
Director, Student Health Services
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Due to the holiday week, SHS will have a change in our normal operating hours.
Monday/Tuesday, Nov. 19 & 20: normal hours
Wednesday, Nov. 21: Open for patient care 1:30-4pm only. We are open 8am-5pm for general business (dropping off immunization records, filling out medical releases, etc.)
Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25: CLOSED. Enjoy the holiday break!
Don’t forget: anytime SHS is closed, you still have access to medical advice. Call 911 for emergencies, but if you just want to talk to a nurse about an issue, call 328-6841 and stay on the line to be transferred to our free, 24 hr nurse line. You can also find self care information for treating your problem on our webpage, or you can submit a question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Thanksgiving Pirates!!!
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
Family of ECU Alumna, who died from breast cancer, to talk about cancer and early detection
GREENVILLE (10/4/2012) – East Carolina University will host a special event as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Monday, Oct. 15 from 8-9pm in Hendrix Theatre. The parents of ECU alum Kim Sibbach, Vicki and Darryl Nester, will be speaking to ECU students, faculty and staff about cancer awareness, the importance of early detection and facing the fears of living with cancer.
On August 20, 2008, Kim Sibbach was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer while she was attending East Carolina University. Due to chemotherapy, a mastectomy and other treatments to combat the cancer, Kim had to take a hiatus from school. She returned to ECU to complete her degree in 2010.
By December 2010, the cancer had spread to Kim’s sternum, shoulders, ribs, hips and spine. In April 2011, Kim Sibbach died.
The Nesters will share their experiences throughout this difficult time from learning about Kim’s diagnosis to her constant fight for a cure. From the week after she was diagnosed until December 2010, Kim shared what life with cancer was like in a blog called “I didn’t like the left one anyway.”
They hope that sharing Kim’s story with other college students at ECU will encourage them to get regular breast exams to help with early detection, to recognize the signs from their own bodies and realize they are not alone in their fight.
This event is a Wellness Passport Event and is co-sponsored by ECU Campus Dining Services, Student Health Services and the Student Activities Board.
Due to Fall Break coming up this weekend, SHS hours of operation will vary slightly from normal.
Saturday/Sunday, October 6th and 7th: CLOSED
Monday/Tuesday, October 8th and 9th: CLOSED 8am-10am and 12pm-1pm. Patient care 1:30pm-4:00pm only (SHS is open for general business 10am-12pm & 1-5pm)
Regular hours will resume Wednesday, October 12.
Don’t forget–anytime SHS is closed, students can still get medical advice by calling our free nurse line at 328-6841.
Click here for flu clinics for Health Sciences students. Any student is welcome at any clinic!
Main campus flu clinics are now planned. Health Sciences campus clinics will be announced soon.
click HERE for main campus clinic information.
Flu shots are available now to ECU students, by appointment. Please call (252) 328-6841 to schedule. Shots are $10–if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan, you pay nothing. SHIP is the only insurance we file, so if you carry any other type of third party insurance, you’ll pay $10; we can send you a walk out statement if you’d like to try to file it on your insurance yourself.
We’ll be planning flu clinics out on campus soon too, so if you don’t make an appointment for your flu shot, catch us at a clinic near you. Watch for dates/times on this blog, and our webpage!
Think it is too early to get your flu shot? Think again. Watch this: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=he_mid#/video/health/2012/09/03/hm-early-flu-shots.cnn
Student Health’s hours of operation will vary slightly this coming weekend due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Saturday/Sunday September 1st & 2nd: Closed
Monday, September 3rd: Open for patient care 1:30-4:00pm only. NO routine appointments during this time–only triage care (urgent problems). Our regular appointment schedule will resume Tuesday, September 4th.
Need medical advice when we are closed? Don’t forget our FREE, 24 hour nurseline.