This semester, students on Marquette’s optional health insurance program can expect some new benefits after a switch to Student Assurance Services from previous provider UnitedHealthcare.
Executive Director of Student Health Service Carolyn Smith said the new plan is similar to last year’s option but now includes coverage for wellness and preventative care. In addition, physical therapy services received at the Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic are now paid in full, and students no longer have a maximum prescription drug benefit.
“Marquette wanted to provide a plan that was comprehensive, affordable and met the needs of college-aged students,” Smith said. “The insurance vendor they selected met those requirements.”
The school-sponsored health insurance plan is an option for students without health insurance coverage or for those who are inadequately covered by a high-deductible plan.
“While Student Health is available to provide primary care, urgent care and preventive health care,” Smith said, “health insurance, such as the Student Health Insurance Plan, can facilitate access to specialist, emergency care and hospitalization, when necessary.”