Student Health Insurance

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS



Due to new healthcare laws, a new Central State University student health insurance plan will go into effect in August of the 2015-2016 academic year. Students will automatically be billed for this along with other fees but can waive the health plan fee if they submit proof of other health insurance coverage. Other insurance includes coverage under parent’s insurance and Medicaid.

By law, health insurance plans must now offer coverage for the following:

  • Outpatient office visits
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Maternity and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitative services and devices
  • Free physical exams and cancer screening tests
  • Laboratory services
  • No maximum limits on covered costs
  • No pre-existing illness rules


Here are some things you can do to prepare for the changes:
Visit https://www.healthcare.gov/young-adults/college-students/
and http://www.acha.org/Topics/Affordable_Care_Act/ACA_Updates.cfm
for additional information about College Student Health Plans and the Affordable Care Act

Locate the name and policy # of any health insurance you already have (ex. parent’s insurance, TRICARE).  Keep this information in a safe place.

Sign up for Medicaid if you are eligible. For eligibility requirements and application assistance, please contact certified application experts: Joseph Smith at 937-554-6076 or Carlos Morrison 937-620-3930.

Plan for higher health care costs in your personal budget.

Please be aware that payment of claims from the current CSU Student Health Plan will end after the
new plan becomes effective.

For further information, please contact Dr. Karen Mathews at 937-376-6076, kmathews@centralstate.edu