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Student Services Fees enable Boynton Health Service to provide public health and health promotion services, and help subsidize the cost of care at Boynton that may not be covered by your health insurance plan.
The Student Services Fee benefits only apply to care at Boynton Health Service if a student has active health plan coverage. The Student Services Fee benefit does not apply to visits at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Hennepin County Medical Center, or any other facility. Be sure to check with your health plan regarding coverage for care provided at another location.
The Student Services Fee is effective for the following dates for the 2013-2014 academic year:
Students who are assessed the Student Services Fee and have health plan coverage will receive most services at Boynton Health Service subsidized after their insurance has been billed and their insurance responds to the claims. If a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account payment is received as part of the health plan remittance, payment is retained. Boynton Health Service accepts payment from your health plan as payment in full for the following services:
Students who have paid the Student Services Fee also have access to the following services at Boynton Health Service at no cost:
Students who have paid the Student Services Fee and have active health plan coverage receive the following services at Boynton Health Service at a reduced cost:
Please note, students enrolled in the University-sponsored Graduate Assistant Health Plan will incur a copayment for services.
By requiring students to have health plan coverage, the University ensures that all students have access to medical care and can maintain good health, which is essential for academic success.
All students who are 1) admitted to a degree program, and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester (or three or more credits during summer term) that count towards the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Students who meet both of these criteria are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Students may choose to waive the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan by providing proof of enrollment in an alternative Eligible Health Plan.
The University also requires all international students and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan unless they are eligible for a waiver. International scholars visiting the University for more than 31 days are also required to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Scholars who will be at the University for 31 days or less may choose not to enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan, but are required to carry their own health plan coverage for the duration of their visit to the University (must meet J-1 U.S. Federal regulation requirements).
Students must have active health plan coverage to access Student Services Fee benefits at Boynton Health Service. After each visit, Boynton Health Service will bill your health plan. Once Boynton receives payment and/or an explanation of benefits from your health plan, any balance remaining will be offset by the Student Services Fee (for those students who pay the Student Services Fee at the beginning of the term) except for the following exclusions:
Any charges not covered by the Student Services Fee will be the patient’s responsibility.
Check with your health plan about prescription coverage. If a prescription is written for a medication on your health plan's formulary, you will be charged the copayment designated by your plan. Students enrolled in a University-sponsored health plan should consult the Boynton Health Service Pharmacy to determine which prescriptions are covered by their particular plan.