UToledo Partners With Anthem to Provide Student Health Insurance

June 18, 2020 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo has partnered with Anthem Student Advantage to provide a student health insurance plan with medical and prescription drug coverage.

“UToledo worked closely with Student Government and Graduate Student Association receiving valuable insight during the process of selecting a student health insurance partner that addressed students’ preferences on the plan’s design and premiums,” said Brian Pack, director of benefits and wellness for UToledo.

In addition to the new insurance provider, the University has updated its processes for the 2020-21 academic year.

UToledo will automatically enroll domestic undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in six or more credit hours and international students enrolled in one or more credit hours per term in the University-sponsored student medical and prescription drug insurance plan, and the premium will be assessed to the student account.

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, according to Pack.

Students with medical and prescription drug coverage under another plan can submit a waiver request through the myUT portal by Sept. 30 to have the fall 2020 premium removed from their student account. Students also can voluntarily enroll in the student health plan or add spouses or dependents to their plan by the same Sept. 30 deadline.

The fall 2020 student health insurance coverage is effective Tuesday, Aug. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. The current student health plan administered by Payer Fusion LLC will remain in effect until Aug. 10.

More information about the student health plan, including plan premiums, is available on UToledo’s student health insurance website.

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