Medical Plans

Butler University provides three medical plan options, PPO Plus, PPO Core and HDHP, which are administered through Anthem. Click on the links below to find out more about each plan Butler offers.

Plan benefits run through your first day of hire through December 31. Open Enrollment is held each fall for benefits effective January 1 of the next calendar year.

Legally married spouses and dependents, under the age of 26 or legally dependent due to a physical or mental disability, can be covered under your Butler plan. Dependent coverage ends when your coverage ends or on the last day of the month in which they turn 26.

Summary of Benefits and Coverages

High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) (PDF)
PPO Core (PDF)
PPO Plus (PDF)

Insurance Eligibility and Dependent Changes

Due to IRS regulations, once you have made your elections for the plan year, you cannot change your benefits until the next annual open enrollment. The only exception is if you experience a qualifying life event. Elections changes must be requested within 30 days of the event date.

Examples of a Qualifying Life Event includes, but are not limited to:

  • Marriage, divorce, or legal separation
  • Birth, adoption or place for adoption or foster care
  • Death of a dependent or spouse
  • Change in your spouse’s employment status
  • Change in coverage under your spouse’s plan
  • A loss of eligibility for other health coverage
  • Termination of eligibility for Medicaid or a state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Becoming eligible for a premium assistance subsidy under Medicaid or a state CHIP

Please notify the Benefits & Wellness team at of your qualifying life event within 30 days of the event date. Once supporting documentation is received, an enrollment event will be opened for you to login to to update your coverage elections.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance

The following statements are included in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and refer to medical insurance offered by Butler University as an employer.

Does this Coverage Provide Minimum Essential Coverage?
The Affordable Care Act requires most people to have health care coverage that qualifies as “minimum essential coverage.” This plan or policy does provide minimum essential coverage.

Does this Coverage Meet the Minimum Value Standard?
The Affordable Care Act establishes a minimum value standard of benefits of a health plan. The minimum value standard is 60% (actuarial value). This health coverage does meet the minimum value standard for the benefits it provides.