The University of Toledo is updating its processes for providing students with access to health insurance for the 2020-21 academic year.
UToledo is returning to its previous practice of automatically enrolling students in the University-sponsored student health plan with the opportunity for students to opt out if they have other insurance coverage.
This opt-out model is a best practice in Ohio and allows the University to negotiate lower premiums when there are more students enrolled in the plan, said Brian Pack, director of benefits and wellness for UToledo.
“We wanted to inform our current students now that we will be moving in this direction next academic year so they can plan ahead,” Pack said. “We’ve made great efforts to improve our student health plan, and this is the next step as we continue to work to provide students improved access to healthcare coverage.”
The University’s student health plan will be assessed to undergraduate and graduate students registered for six or more credit hours per term. International students, students required to maintain health insurance by their educational program, and student-athletes will be assessed the fee once registered for one credit hour.
UToledo is in the process of selecting a new vendor for its student health plan and setting premiums for the upcoming academic year.
The current student health plan administered by Payer Fusion LLC will remain in effect until Aug. 10. The new plan would then go into effect Aug. 11.