In the months leading up to the start of a new semester, Open Enrollment is a focal point for many. This is the time that students can voluntarily enroll in their Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is important for this process to be as easy as possible so all students that need the plan get enrolled before Open Enrollment ends. There are many options offered to students to ensure a simple transition into their SHIP. Below are a few examples of the choices available to students during the Open Enrollment period.Continue reading
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“This procedure/medication will require prior-authorization.” Words that no patient wants to hear when they are ready to proceed with a doctor-approved treatment plan for their medical concerns. However, it is one of the utilization management tools that insurance companies have developed to determine whether certain prescribed procedures, services, and medications are medically necessary, or whether there is an equally effective treatment available to the patient.Continue reading
Imagine opening your mail to find a surprise bill from a medical provider due to a denied claim. Now imagine that preauthorization for your child’s lifesaving procedure was denied. These are not situations that students, or anyone else, should have to worry about. A denial from the insurance company can be disheartening, but there are steps that can be taken to appeal the decision. Below is a high-level overview of the process for appealing an insurance claim.Continue reading
While many international students enjoy the experience of studying in the US, many are unaware of the requirements for student health insurance. Most are under the impression that their travel insurance will cover any, or all, medical bills.
What if we told you that you could make your heart and that special someone happy at the same time?
February is national Heart Health Month, and in the spirit of this season of love, we have a few heart conscious ways to show the ones you love that you care about them.
Here are 8 alternative (heart healthy!) options to give your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
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