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Student Health Insurance

2021–2022 Timelines and Deadlines

Fall Semester
June 15 Online waiver process begins.
August 1 Deadline to turn in your Physical Exam (PE), Immunizations, Online Questionnaires and Insurance Waiver to avoid late charges going on your E-Bill.
Spring Semester

January 1

New Students Deadline to turn in your Physical Exam (PE), Immunizations, Online Questionnaires and Insurance Waiver to avoid late charges going on your E-Bill.
January 16 Enrollment for spring semester new students call 317-940-4113 or email healthinsurance@butler.edu 
January 31 Initial deadline for Spring/Summer enrollment

Why does the University require students to have health insurance?

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 health care at earlier stages when they have insurance. Early assessment and treatment is particularly important to help curb the sharing of illnesses in a highly residential, close living environment such as our campus.

  • Undergraduate and graduate status is defined below.

    Full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates
    Graduate students with 6 credits or more
    International undergraduates must enroll in the University-sponsored plan (with the exception of ISEP participants)
    International graduate students are eligible to enroll in the University sponsored plan.

How can I waive or enroll in the Butler sponsored plan?

Starting in June, instructions and reminders are sent via students' University e-mail accounts regarding healthcare insurance while at the University. 

  • If students have existing health insurance, they may enter their insurance information at the Waiver or Opt-In Website and the process will be complete.  
  • Students can also voluntarily enroll in the University sponsored program on the same webpage and the annual charge appearing on the student’s August billing statement.

International undergraduates will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan (with the exception of those participating in ISEP).

What should I consider before waiving the Butler sponsored insurance?

  • If you have an HMO, POS, out of state-sponsored plan it may not provide comparable coverage to the Butler sponsored plan or cover a student’s medical services while in attendance in Indiana. You are encouraged to investigate this with you carrier.
  • If you have a Marketplace, government sponsored, or other non-commercial type insurance plan, it may not provide comparable coverage to the Butler sponsored plan or cover a student’s medical service while in attendance in Indiana. You should confirm this with your insurance carrier. Charges for services not covered will be billed to the student’s bursar account.
  • We are not credentialed for and do not participate with Medicaid plans from any state. If you use a Medicaid plan, you will be required to complete a waiver and Financial Responsibility Form, as all charges for services from the Health Center will be billed to your student account.
  • Ensure your insurance plan will cover services provided by Butler Health Services (NPI:  1447499157) medical staff. Dr. Maria V. Fletcher MD, FAAFP (NPI 1982688024) is our full time, board-certified family physician.  Hospital options include St. Vincent, Community and IU Health.

What are the details of the Butler sponsored plan?

Summary Brochure for 2021–2022
Full Policy for 2021–2022

If you have used the plan in the past there are no significant changes from last year.  The sponsored policy is with United Healthcare and provides our students access to a wide national network of providers and facilities when care is necessary outside of the plan requirements.

With this plan Butler University Health Services (BUHS) is your primary care provider and is responsible for the primary oversight of your care. Under this policy, when students utilize BUHS on campus, the co-pay and deductible are waived and covered services such as physician visits, in-house lab tests, medications and immunizations are generally covered at 100%. Students find this to be a very convenient and cost-efficient way to meet their health care needs while attending Butler University. Any necessary specialty care is coordinated with the assistance of BUHS.

Students covered by the Butler sponsored plan must use the services of BUHS first where treatment will be administered or a referral issued. Expenses incurred for medical treatment rendered outside of BUHS for which no prior approval or referral is obtained are excluded from coverage. A referral issued by BUHS must accompany the claim when submitted.

A BUHS referral for outside care is not necessary under the following conditions:

  1. Medical emergency (The student must return to BUHS for necessary follow-up care.)
  2. When BUHS is closed. 
  3. When service is rendered at another facility during University break or vacation periods.
  4. Medical care received when the student is more than 50 miles from campus.
  5. Medical care obtained when a student is no longer able to use BUHS due to a change in student status.
  6. Maternity, obstetrical, and gynecological care. (see brochure for details)
  7. Mental illness treatment and substance use disorder treatment. (see brochure for details)

Dependents are not eligible to use BUHS, and therefore are exempt from the above limitations and requirements.

What happens if I don't waive the Butler Plan or Opt-in?

In the following situations, a hold will be placed on a student’s account on August 1. 

Required information may be faxed (317-940-6403), emailed (healthservices@butler.edu), or mailed to Butler Health Services, 530 W. 49th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Why was a hold placed on my student account for health information?

In the following situations, a hold will be placed on a student’s account on August 1. 

Required information may be faxed (317-940-6403), emailed (healthservices@butler.edu), or mailed to Butler Health Services, 530 W. 49th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

 

Health Services takes the following steps prior to placing a hold on student registration:

  • Audit all Records for completeness
  • Sends personalized messages to students about deficient information
  • Send a series of broadcast emails to all students through Butler Today daily e-announcements

 

What if I do not complete my health forms and insurance requirements for Butler?

 

If Health Services does not receive all the required information or the information is incomplete:

  •  A hold will be placed on the student's Butler account
  • You will not be able to complete registration for the following semester until requirements are met
  • A hold will not be removed from the student's account until all health forms and insuranc information are complete.
  • A $25 late charge may be charged per incomplete requirement.

 

 

Health Services takes the following steps prior to placing a hold on student registration:

  • Audit all Records for completeness
  • Sends personalized messages to students about deficient information
  • Send a series of broadcast emails to all students through Butler Today daily e-announcements

 

 

What if I have questions on claims, the waiver process, or insurance?

Students and families seeking assistance with claims occurring in the 2021–2022 policy year may contat us at healthinsurance@butler.edu.