Montana Student Health Insurance System for 2018-2019

Please see below the final MUSSIP rates for plan year 2018-2019.  Please note the coverage dates which are equal time periods of 6 months each.  This was mandated by the Montana Commissioner of Security and Insurance (CSI) office.  If the coverage begins before the semester, the coverage will be retroactive to the start date of the coverage.

 If you are on Medicaid (and taking 6 or more credits), you must follow the steps prescribed in Banner by electing the student health insurance.  You will need to ACCEPT the insurance, if you are female, or a male over 35, and Montana Medicaid will reimburse the College for your insurance premium.  If you are on Healthy Montana Kids, this requirement does not apply to you. 

Contact Julie Freshly at 406-771-4304, or stop by her desk in the Administrative area, G1, to work with you regarding compliance.  You may be found out of compliance with Medicaid if you do not do this.

PLEASE note that Great Falls College MSU does not charge administrative fees.

2018-19 Fall New/Returning Students  

Campus

Dates

Student Rate

Admin Fee

Total

Great Falls

8/1/18 to 1/31/19

$1,810.98

$0.00

$1,810.98


2018-19 Spring Returning Students   

Campus

 Dates

Student Rate

Admin Fee

Total

Great Falls

2/1/19 to 7/31/19

$1,810.98

$0.00

$1,810.98


2018-19 Spring New Students

Campus

Dates

Student Rate

Admin Fee

Total

Great Falls

1/1/19 to 7/31/19

$2,103.74

$0.00

$2,103.74


These rates do not include any administration fees

18/19 Annual Rate: 

$3,622.00

18/19 Monthly Rate:

$301.83

18/19 Daily Rate: 

$9.92

 

You will be assessed the fee for coverage once before fall semester and once before spring semester, but the dates of actual coverage overlap the semesters.  No separate coverage is available for summer semester only. 

Students need to be take a minimum of 6 credits to qualify for the health insurance coverage.

While it is important to recognize that having health insurance coverage is a requirement for most people by federal law, there is no requirement that students have this particular plan, so if you are able to find another plan that suits your needs, you are certainly welcome to choose that plan.  While we believe everyone should be insured to guard against financial peril in case of an unexpected illness or accident, we trust our students to make intelligent choices for themselves and their families.

Students still must accept or waive this insurance plan as part of their fall and spring registration process.  If you change your mind after you have accepted or waived the plan, you can contact Student Central or Julie Freshly at 771-4304, julie.freshly@gfcmsu.edu to fill out a form to make the change. Time limits do apply for these changes, and may not be allowed past a certain date. 

If you need a gap policy, or short term plan, you can contact any insurance representative.  
The link below is for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Any Blue Cross Blue Shield agent/producer can assist you in attaining this plan, or you can sign up on line or on the phone.

https://www.bcbsmt.com/shop-plans-and-products/student-health-insurance-plans

Also, here is the link to get a quote for the short term plan:

https://www.bcbsmt.com/shop-plans-and-products/individual-and-family-insurance-plans/temporary

Please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield Montana at bcbsmt.com or call 855-267-0214 for additional information.


Montana University System Student Insurance Plan Video 

 


Contact Information:

Julie Freshly - Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Services

Julie Freshly
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Services

(406) 771-4304
julie.freshly@gfcmsu.edu

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