UT selects new provider for Student Health Insurance Plan

December 31, 2018 | News, UToday, Student Affairs
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo has selected a new provider for the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Payer Fusion LLC will manage the spring 2019 Student Health Insurance Plan available to undergraduate and graduate students. UT and the company entered into an agreement Dec. 31.

“We are excited about this new partnership and believe it will be positive for our students,” said Dr. Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell, vice president for student affairs.

Enrollment for spring 2019 through the UT Student Health Insurance Plan managed by the new provider, Payer Fusion LLC, is available for coverage that begins Jan. 1. Students can complete the enrollment forms available at utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/student-advocacy/student-health-insurance.

The voluntary enrollment period will be Jan. 1 through Jan. 31. Payer Fusion LLC will send a temporary insurance card to students via email. Once enrolled, students will be able to utilize those services at the start of the new year. Those who enroll after Jan. 1 will be backdated to have the coverage beginning Jan. 1.

The costs and coverage for spring 2019 are expected to match the costs and coverage for the fall 2018 semester. Aetna will be the network provider for UT.

In addition, the new contract with Payer Fusion LLC will include a patient advocacy program in which students with past claim concerns can call 1.866.752.8881 or email studentstoledo@payerfusion.com for help working through any past concerns. Students with specific questions about their personal health insurance claims should contact Tonya Tressler, student insurance management representative, at 419.530.3474 for assistance.

Students who are required to have health insurance and were enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan for fall 2018 will be automatically enrolled for spring 2019. Students who are required to have health insurance coverage can continue to waive that coverage through Jan. 31, 2019, via the myUT portal.

“We are pleased to be able to continue to offer students the opportunity to voluntarily enroll in a UT Student Health Insurance Plan and appreciate your patience through this transition,” Cockrell said.

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