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Beginning fall semester 2014, the University of Minnesota will no longer offer the AHC-SHBP. The University is instead offering the SHBP—which provides comparable benefits at a lower cost.
Eligibility criteria, prescription benefit access and drug formulary, dental coverage, and cost of the plans are key areas of difference between the AHC-SHBP and the SHBP.
You will be automatically enrolled in the SHBP as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible, you must be 1) admitted to a degree program; and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee.
Key features of the SHBP include:
The University of Minnesota strives to provide you with the highest quality health benefits at affordable prices. For the 2013–2014 school year, we are giving Academic Health Center Student Health Benefit Plan (AHC SHBP) members two health care plan options to choose from: now you can choose the plan that’s right for you.
Beginning fall semester 2013, AHC SHBP members may either stay enrolled in the AHC SHBP, or enroll on the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).
Both plans offer the same excellent health benefits. The key difference is that the AHC SHBP features a richer pharmacy coverage option. AHC SHBP members have acess to a larger formulary while SHBP members have a smaller formulary. For students enrolled at the Twin Cities campus, pharmacy benefits on the SHBP are available at the Boynton Health Service Pharmacy only.
The cost for the 2013–2014 AHC SHBP is $1,590 per semester; the cost for the 2013–2014 SHBP is $999 per semester.
To waive enrollment in the 2013–2014 AHC SHBP and enroll in the SHBP, you must submit the AHC SHBP 2013–2014 Waiver Request and SHBP Enrollment Form to the Office of Student Health Benefits by February 3, 2014. Waiver and enrollment will be valid until the next open enrollment period. You may not change your enrollment option outside of the designated enrollment period.
To review the plan details of both plans and determine which plan is right for you, click on the links below:
AHC Student Health Benefit Plan
Student Health Benefit Plan
Office of Student Health Benefits
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410 Church Street S.E., N323
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
Fax: 612-626-5183 or 1-800-624-9881
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9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Thursday
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