Friday, March 16, 2018

University of Illinois student health insurance premiums to go up

University of Illinois trustees have voted to increase student health insurance premiums for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Springfield campus students will see a 3 percent increase and pay $530 a semester.

The health insurance provided by United Healthcare is optional.

School officials tell The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the Urbana-Champaign campus saw a 26 percent increase in student claims for outpatient visits, prescription drugs, maternity care and mental health services.

They say the insurer paid $1.06 for every $1 collected in premiums.

This story was reported by the Associated Press on March 15, 2018.

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