Student Health Insurance 2013-14
Why does the University require students to possess health
It has been a long-standing policy of the University to require
that students possess health insurance. This policy protects a
family's investment should unexpected medical issues arise. We also
know that people seek healthcare at earlier stages when they
possess insurance. Early assessment and treatment is particularly
important to help curb the sharing of illnesses in a highly
residential environment such as our campus.
- Full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates are required to
possess health insurance comparable to the University sponsored
- International undergraduates will be automatically enrolled in
the University-sponsored plan (with the exception of those
participating in ISEP).
- The Butler sponsored coverage is not available to graduate
students. Graduate and part-time students may
want to consider this
How can I waive or enroll in the Butler sponsored plan
The method we use to collect full-time undergraduates'
health insurance information is completed annually for all new and
returning students. Starting in May, instructions and reminders are
sent via students' University e-mail accounts. If students have
existing health insurance one simply enters the information and the
process is completed. If students want to voluntarily enroll in the
University-sponsored program they may do so at that time with the
annual charge appearing on their university billing statement.
Students who take no action will be automatically enrolled in and billed
for the University-sponsored plan. Even after the charge has
been posted, but before established deadlines, the charge may be
removed by visiting the waiver web site.
Once a waiver is submitted, it can take a week for the charge to be
removed from one's account.
||Online waiver process begins
Those who waive in advance of July 9 will avoid having the charge
placed on their student account
||Will show insurance charge applied for all students who did not
complete the online waiver, for those who voluntarily elected the
coverage, and for international students required to utilize this
First day of classes
|Initial deadline to complete online waiver process
||Online waiver begins for spring semester new students
||Initial deadline to complete online waiver process
What are the details of the Butler sponsored plan?
Details on the University-sponsored student injury and sickness
plan will be available on this web site soon. There are no changes
from the 12-13 plan except
that coverage has expanded to be compliant with health care reform
mandates. The sponsored policy is with United Healthcare and it
provides our students access to a wide national network of
providers and facilities. Under this policy, when students utilize
Butler's Health Services on-campus clinic, the policy deductible is
waived and covered services such as physician visits, labs, and
immunizations are paid at 100%. For those who study or live abroad,
medical evacuation and repatriation is covered.
The annual premium for the 2013-2014 academic year plan
is $1050. The increase from the prior year is due to
required changes for student health insurance plans as a result of
the Affordable Care Act.
Students and families seeking assistance with claims occurring
in the 2012-13 policy year should visit www.gallagherkoster.com/butler.