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UT moving to new student health insurance provider

The University of Toledo will move to a new provider for the UT Student Health Insurance Plan.

UT was informed Dec. 10 by the company that manages its current plan — Student Educational Benefits Trust (SEBT) — that it will close its operations at the end of the year. The University is working in collaboration with SEBT leadership to select a new insurance provider.

The goal is to be able to provide undergraduate and graduate students an affordable and quality health insurance plan and to develop a transition plan that causes the least disruption to the students, said Dr. Sammy Spann, associate vice president and dean of students.

The University is in negotiations for a new student health insurance plan provider and will select a new provider on or before Friday, Dec. 21. Once a new provider is selected, students will be notified via email.

Students who have insurance coverage for fall 2018 will continue to be covered for the remainder of the calendar year. They are asked to keep using their health insurance card until a new insurance provider is identified by the University.

The students who are required by the University to carry health insurance — which includes student-athletes, international students who hold a J1 visa, and students in select majors (primarily in the medical fields) — can waive their coverage with proof of other coverage now through Jan. 31 via the myUT portal.

Once the new provider is selected this week, the insurance portal for voluntary enrollment will reopen and students will be notified via email. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to voluntarily enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan through The University of Toledo.

Students with outstanding claims with the SEBT provided Student Health Insurance Plan predating Aug. 10 can send copies via email to studenthealthinsurance@utoledo.edu or via fax to 419. 530.3418. If students have specific questions about their claims, they can contact Tonya Tressler, student insurance management representative, at 419.530.3474.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration that this experience may have caused some of our students and their families,” Spann said. “The University appreciates your patience as we work to identify a new insurance provider.”