Student Insurance

 


The Fall 2021 student insurance waiver has opened.

If you are taking on-campus courses in the Fall, please keep an eye on your UIS student email for links to the waiver website. We will be sending waiver emails each Friday until the waiver closes.  If you are not able to access the waiver, and you can see that you have been assessed for the student insurance on your student account, please contact us for additional instruction.

Ceitha Steele
Human Resources Specialist, Student Insurance
HRB 30
cstee2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7020


Insurance claims

If you need to make a claim, go to health services and get a copy of your walk-out statement. Print the form here and complete it using your insurance card and the instructions on the second page. For most students, the claim will be for immunization, so in box 3 you will mark “preventative” along with the date(s) you were seen. As students, you can most likely mark no on parts 5, 6, 7 and 8. Sign and date part 9, and add up the total dollar amount of your costs on part 10. Once completed, you will need a stamp and envelope, and then physically mail it to BCBS:

P.O. Box 805107 • Chicago, Illinois 60680-4112

There are also claim forms outside of our office on a small table, room HRB 30.

If you need a copy of your insurance card

Call the customer service number of BCBS at 1-855-267-0214


Making A Claim

Follow this link to the claim form and print it out. Once completed, you will mail the form along with a copy of your walk-out statement from Health Services to this address:

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
P.O. Box 805107
Chicago, Illinois 60680-4112

Claims can take up to 10 days to be received and up to 30 days to process. If your claim check comes to our office, we will email you to come pick it up in HRB 30.


Blue Cross ID Cards

For the 2021/2022 school year, BCBS will not issue permanent ID cards unless specifically requested by the student. You can continue to use your old cards issued in prior semesters, but because there are no plan or deductible changes, new cards will not be sent out.


Dental Enrollment

For those students who wish to enroll in optional dental enrollment, the form can be found here. You can print it off and mail it or fax it to the address on the back page.


Coverage Information

The UIS Student Insurance Plan is an affordable, high-quality insurance program, designed to meet the needs of our students.  Any students taking any on campus or blended courses are automatically enrolled in student insurance and assessed a fee each semester, with optional coverage for dependents.

International students please note – with the Student Insurance plan, all of the immunizations needed by the school and recommended by the CDC are covered 100%.

Fully online students are not eligible for the student insurance and will not be charged the fee, nor do they need to do the waiver.

Please be aware that if you already have insurance through another provider, you must complete a waiver once per academic year.  

Additionally, please understand that, per Blue Cross Blue Shield’s policy, students must maintain active enrollment and eligibility at UIS in order to maintain their coverage. A covered student who becomes inactive  at UIS will lose their coverage at the beginning of the month following their withdrawal.

 


Review Your Insurance Policy

All Students should review their insurance plan.  Please visit Academic Health Plans to review your policy.  The AHP website can be used to find information about providers, prescriptions, optional dental coverage, discounts and more!

students playing tug of war


More Information about Blue365 Discounts

Academic Blue 365 Discounts and Vision Information


Student Health Insurance Fees per semester for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fall Semester (August 16th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022) $947

Spring Semester (January 10th through May 31st, 2022):  $947

Summer Semester (June 1st through August 15th, 2022):  $498

  • Students will have the option of enrolling in the insurance plan manually during the summer semester, even if they are taking a fully online schedule or aren’t enrolled in summer classes. We will have forms available for this enrollment in May and June.

Contact:

UIS Student Insurance
HRB 30
studentinsurance@uis.edu

Ceitha Steele
Human Resources Specialist, Student Insurance
HRB 30
cstee2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7020