Student Health Plan: September 1

A new Penn Student Health Insurance Plan will take effect September 1--a Point-of-Service (POS) plan provided by AETNA USHealthcare with "substantially improved benefits at a lower premium and a significant choice of health care providers," VPUL Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum said. Student who stay in-network will essentially have all their health care provided with minimal co-pays for specialists and prescriptions. Those who go outside the University of Pennsylvania Health System, in Philadelphia or elsewhere, will have an indemnity plan with $250 deductible and 80% coverage of most other medically necessary care.

The new Plan will save students an aggregate of $837,772 compared to last year's plan, Dr. McCoullum said. The Plan also has a fitness plan reimbursement, age-appropriate immunizations, and "for the first time, a focus on the maintenance of health, as well as treatment of illness," according to Dr. Marjeanne Collins of Penn's Student Health Service. Complete information is being sent to all full-time Penn students in July, and brochures are available at the Health Insurance Office, Room 115 in Student Health at the Penn Tower Hotel.


Volume 44 Number 1
July 15, 1997

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