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1 GSA ASSEMBLY MEETING STUDENT HEALTH RENEWAL

2  ACCORDING TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA), STUDENT PLANS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET ACCEPTABLE “METALLIC STANDARDS” – THESE STANDARDS WERE DESIGNED TO EXPLAIN THE EXTENT TO WHICH A PLAN WILL COVER HEALTH EXPENSES. 1  BRONZE – MOST OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES  SILVER  GOLD*  PLATINUM – LEAST OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES *MU GRADUATE STUDENT HEALTH PLANS QUALIFY AS GOLD. 1 SOURCE: right-for-you (ACA) HEALTH REFORM

3  DEPENDENT PARITY – DEPENDENT PREMIUM RATES MUST BE EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN STUDENT PREMIUM RATE.  ESTIMATED TO INCREASE STUDENT PREMIUM RATES:  DOMESTIC STUDENTS (ENROLLMENT 1 – 1,515): 0%  INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (ENROLLMENT 2 – 5,612): 10%  CURRENT DOMESTIC ANNUAL RATE: $3,017  CURRENT INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL RATE: $1,651  1 ENROLLEMENT AS OF  2 ENROLLEMENT AS OF NEW POLICY

4  NEGOTIATED RENEWAL RATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WILL CHANGE FROM AN ANNUAL RATE OF $1,501 TO $1,651 PER STUDENT.  DOMESTIC RATE WILL REMAIN THE SAME.  INFORMATION ON DEPENDENT RATES SHOULD BE FORTHCOMING. THE LANGUAGE WAS NOT CLEAR ON WHETHER THE DEPENDENT RATE WOULD BE FOR EACH SPOUSE/DEPENDENT (I.E. AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WITH A SPOUSE AND ONE CHILD WOULD PAY AN ANNUAL RATE OF $1,651 FOR EACH ADDITION – TOTALING $4,953) OR OTHERWISE. NEW POLICY (CONTINUED)

5  PEDIATRIC DENTAL (AND VISION) IS COVERED.  VOWED TO REEXPLORE DENTAL OPTIONS. IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT DENTAL COVERAGE IS NOT INCLUDED BECAUSE IT WAS COST PROHIBITIVE (SMALL POOL – HIGH CLAIMS – HIGH PREMIUM) AND WHEN PREVIOUSLY OFFERED AS A SEPARATE COVERAGE OPTION – NOT POPULAR. DENTAL COVERAGE

6  AETNA DOES PROVIDE A DISCOUNT PROGRAM OPTION. 1 DENTAL COVERAGE (CONTINUED) 1 GO HERE GO HERE


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