MSU student health insurance plan

MSU offers health coverage for students and their eligible dependents through Blue Care Network (BCN). If you are a graduate assistant, medical student or international student, you are enrolled automatically in the health plan. If you are a student that does not fall into one of these groups, you are eligible to voluntarily enroll in the health plan. Through this plan, you have access to quality health care through hospitals, physicians and affiliated health care professionals in the BCN provider network. Locate a provider through the BCN website.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Voluntary Enrolled Students:
    • MSU College of Law students (who are actively attending classes on campus)
    • Undergraduate and graduate students who are in a degree program or Completing Certification
    • Visiting Scholars1
    • Fellowship students
    • Lifelong Education Students (taking one or more credits)
    • English Language Program students
    • Students Completing Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    • Post Docs/Research Associates/Adjunct Professors (Not eligible for employee health insurance)
  • Automatically Enrolled Students:
    • International students
    • Medical students
    • Veterinary students
  • Eligible dependents of students enrolled in the plan:
    • Spouse/Other Eligible Individual
    • Children (must be under the age of 26)
    • Stepchildren (must be under the age of 26)

1. Visiting Scholars who have an appointment lasting 9 months or less are eligible for coverage through the Student Insurance plan. Coverage will span the length of the appointment but no more than 9 months.

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Resources

BCN partners with Relation for enrollment and payment for the student health plans. Visit bcbsm.com/msu for more information or call 800-662-6667.

Additional resources:


2019-20 Enrollment Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Voluntarily Enrolled Students and Eligible Dependents Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Any premium cost is due at the time of enrollment.

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Annual  July 24, 2019 September 30, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 15, 2020
Fall  July 24, 2019 September 30, 2019 August 16, 2019 February 15, 2020
Spring I  December 1, 2019 February 28, 2020 January 1, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring II  December 1, 2019 February 28, 2020 February 16, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring III  April 16, 2020 June 30, 2020 May 16, 2020 August 15, 2020
First Quarter  July 24, 2019 September 30, 2019 August 16, 2019 November 15, 2019
Second Quarter  October 16, 2019 November 30, 2019 November 16, 2019 February 15, 2020
Third Quarter  January 16, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 16, 2020 May 15, 2020
Fourth Quarter  April 16, 2020 June 30, 2020 May 16, 2020 August 15, 2020

 

Automatically Enrolled International, Medical and Veterinary Students Coverage Periods

Enrollment for international, medical and veterinary students is automatic.

Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Effective Date Termination Date
Fall August 16, 2019 February 15, 2020
Spring I January 1, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring II February 16, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring III May 16, 2020 August 15, 2020

Waive Coverage: International students, medical students and veterinary students can waive out of the automatic enrollment in this health plan through the waiver system at stuinfo.msu.edu.

International, Medical and Veterinary Students and Eligible Dependents Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Fall  July 24, 2019 September 30, 2019 August 16, 2019 February 15, 2020
Spring I  December 1, 2019 February 28, 2020 January 1, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring II  December 1, 2019 February 28, 2020 February 16, 2020 August 15, 2020
Spring III  April 16, 2020 June 30, 2020 May 16, 2020 August 15, 2020
First Quarter  July 24, 2019 September 30, 2019 August 16, 2019 November 15, 2019
Second Quarter  October 16, 2019 November 30, 2019 November 16, 2019 February 15, 2020
Third Quarter  January 16, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 16, 2020 May 15, 2020
Fourth Quarter  April 16, 2020 June 30, 2020 May 16, 2020 August 15, 2020


 

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