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Student Insurance is available for the Summer 2024 term. The coverage effective dates are 5/13/2024-8/11/2024. The cost for the coverage is $87.45.

Students who are insured in Spring 2024, who desire Summer coverage and will not be enrolled in the Summer Term, may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2024 Enrollment Form available in their PAWS account, under the MyHealth tab prior to 5/12/24.

Students who enroll for 5 or more hours for the Summer Term may obtain coverage by submitting the Summer 2024  Enrollment Form available in their PAWS account, under the MyHealth tab prior to 5/21/24. Coverage is effective upon receipt of the enrollment form.

Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day.  The Plan has a $100 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 70% of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. The Student Insurance Plan also reduces copays for prescription medications at the Health Services on campus. 

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the Plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel. 

Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100% of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties.  The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan.  Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

You can find more information about the Plan at or by contacting our office at 217-581-5290. There are 2 short videos on the website that do a nice job of explaining all about the Plan.

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Josh Reinhart,
Public Information Coordinator

Booth House
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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