SHP Overview for Fall 2023

As we start the 2023-24 plan year, the following serves as an overview of key plan benefits and other pertinent information about the Student Health Plan and the optional dental and vision plans. 

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Plan Coverage and Benefits

Student Health Plan (Aetna)

  • $200 annual individual plan deductible ($400 for family).
  • After the deductible has been met for the year, eligible medical expenses are covered at 90% in-network or 70% out-of-network.
  • Mental health is covered at 100% in-network with $10 co-pay per visit, 70% out-of-network with deductible applied, or 100% with a $20 per visit co-pay for EPN.

For additional plan information, review the Student Health Plan.

Prescription Plan (Optum Rx)

  • $100 annual individual plan deductible ($200 for family).
  • After the deductible has been met for the year, eligible prescription expenses are covered at the retail (pharmacy) or mail order co-pay level.

For plan information, review the Prescription Plan.

Dental Plan (Cigna) – Optional plan

  • In-network routine dental exam and cleaning covered at 100% with $0 co-pay (twice per plan year/every 6 months).
  • You must use the in-network primary dental office you assigned.
  • To change your primary dental office or find which office you assigned, contact Cigna.

For plan information, review the Dental Plan.

Vision Plan (VSP) – Optional plan

  • Well-vision/routine eye exam covered at 100% with $10 co-pay once per plan year.
  • Provides coverage towards the cost of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and lens enhancements.
  • Gives extra savings towards eyeglasses and sunglasses.

For plan information, review the Vision Plan.

Finding a Provider

Student Health Plan (Aetna)

Dental Plan (Cigna)

  • Find an in-network dental provider by going to the Cigna website and select the Cigna Dental Care Access Plus plan.

Vision Plan (VSP)

  • Find an in-network vision provider by going to the VSP website.


  • Referrals for off-campus specialist services are required effective September 5, 2023. Referrals must be initiated through a University Health Services (UHS) clinician prior to your off-campus visits. See pages 5-6 of the SHP Summary Guide(.docx) for referral requirements and exceptions.
  • This applies to students and adult dependents who are enrolled in the Student Health Plan. Pediatric referrals are not required.

ID Cards

  • Plastic ID cards will not be mailed unless you contact the vendor directly to request one.
  • You may access your insurance cards by going to ID Cards.

Filing a claim for services provided by UHS

For billable services done at UHS (such as immunizations), the cost is charged upfront to your student account.

  • You would pay for the charge via your student account and then file a claim with the Aetna Student Health plan for reimbursement of that expense.
  • Reimbursement would be mailed to your campus mailbox in the form of a check.
  • Reimbursement would not be applied directly back to your student account.

The Aetna claim form and claim filing instructions can be found at Filing Claims.

You may contact Aetna at 1-877-437-6511 to inquire about claim processing or confirm where your payment was mailed.