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Columbia Student Medical Insurance > Changes to the Columbia Plan for 2013-14

Changes to the Columbia Plan for 2013-14

Every year Columbia Health re-evaluates the benefits of the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan, making adjustments and negotiating changes as necessary so as to offer the most cost-effective appropriate coverage possible.

Below are the benefit modifications from the 2012-13 plan year:

Both Basic & Comprehensive Level Changes
  • Increase annual maximum for prescription medications to $500,000.
  • A $500 annual deductible applies for Non-Preferred Care (out of network care). This deductible will be waived for Emergency Care, Urgent Care Centers and Referred Outpatient Mental Health Care.
  • A referral will not be required for medical or mental health care received 50 miles or more from Columbia Health Medical and/or Counseling Services.
Basic Level Changes
  • Increase per condition/per policy year maximum to $500,000.

* Please note: preventive services available on campus must be obtained at Columbia Medical Services if the student is within 50 miles of Columbia Health. When outside of the 50-mile radius these services are covered at 100% only through a participating Aetna Student Health provider.