CampusCare,A University-Based Health Benefits Program 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate
Of 
Coverage

2008-2009
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Benefit Overview

 

 

Benefit

Coverage*

 

 

Hospital

100%

          Inpatient

100%

          Outpatient

100%

 

 

Emergency Room

100% with a $35 co-payment

 

 

Ambulance

80%

 

 

Pharmacy Formulary

100% for prescriptions with a

$10 Generic co-payment

$20 Brand co-payment

$40 Non-formulary co-payment

Maximum benefit per year is $2,500

 

 

Diabetic Supplies & DME

90%

 

 

Home Health Care

 

90%

Medical Supplies

(used in hospital or Physician’s office)

 

100%

Mental Health Care

 

          Inpatient

100% with a $100 per day co-payment

          Outpatient

100% with a $20 per visit co-payment

 

 

Substance Abuse Care

 

          Inpatient

100% with a $100 per day co-payment

          Outpatient

100% with a $20 per visit co-payment

 

 

Physical Therapy

100%

 

 

Physician visits

100% with a $10 per office visit co-payment

 

* All benefits and stated coverage levels are exclusively for Medically Necessary services authorized or provided by a CampusCare Health Center physician. All Medical Necessary services must be provided at the University of Illinois Medical Center and Clinics or a contracted network provider, unless they meet Emergency Care guidelines or as preauthorized by the CampusCare Medical Director or designee. This Plan will pay as a secondary payor if you are covered through another plan.

 


 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

Section I

Introduction

4

 

 

 

Section II

Definitions

4

 

 

 

Section III

Eligibility and Enrollment

8

 

 

 

Sections IV

Premium Payments

10

 

 

 

Section V

Health Benefits

10

 

A.   Physician-Patient Relationships (Your Primary Care Physician)

11

 

B.   Emergency Care Benefits

11

 

C.   Covered Services

12

 

D.  Limitations & Exclusions

15

 

E.  Rates

18

 

F.  Important Dates

19

 

G. Excess Provision

19

 

H.   Third Party Liability

19

 

 

 

Section VI

Informal and Formal Grievance Procedures

19

 

 

 

Section VII

How to File a Claim

21

 

 


Section I

Introduction

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago self-funded student health benefit plan (hereafter referred to as “CampusCare”) provides comprehensive health care benefits to eligible enrolled students and their covered dependents.  CampusCare provides or arranges for the Hospital and other health care benefits for enrolled Members in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Certificate of Coverage. CampusCare reserves the right to amend this Certificate of Coverage at any time without action by the Member.

 

This Certificate of Coverage constitutes the entire agreement between the Member and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, a body corporate and politic of the State of Illinois, under whose authority CampusCare is established and opened.

 

This document specifies the benefits, which Members are entitled to receive as a Member of CampusCare in consideration of the specified premiums paid by or on behalf of the Member.

 

Section II

Definitions

 

The following definitions apply to all provisions of the Certificate of Coverage:

 

Academic Year

 
                                               

Shall mean the period of time beginning at 12:01 a.m. the first day of classes Fall term and ending at 12:01 a.m. the first day of classes the next Fall Term.

CampusCare

 
 


Shall mean the self-funded health benefits student program of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Case Management

 
 


Is the process whereby a health care professional supervises the administration of medical and/or ancillary services to a patient.

Contract Year

 
 


Shall mean the same as Academic Year.

Co-payment

 
 


Shall mean the amount a Member must pay to a Provider in order to receive a specific service under this Certificate of Coverage.

 

 

DME

 
Shall mean the rental or purchase as pre-approved and at the discretion of CampusCare when prescribed by a Health Center Physician and the CampusCare Medical Director, obtained through a CampusCare Provider and requested for therapeutic use.   Replacement equipment is not covered. 

a.        Durable Medical Equipment consists of, but is not restricted to, the following:

1.        is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose

2.        can withstand repeated use

3.        generally is not useful to a person in the absence of Injury or Sickness

4.        hospital-type beds

5.        traction equipment

6.        wheelchairs

7.        walkers

b.       The following items are not considered Durable Medical Equipment:

1.        exercise equipment

2.        air conditioners

3.        electric scooters

4.        ramps or other environmental devices

5.        dehumidifiers

6.        whirlpool baths

7.        other equipment that has both a non-therapeutic and therapeutic use

Discharge Planning

 
 


                Shall mean planning by health care professionals as to how long a Member will be in the Hospital, what the expected outcome will be, whether there will be any special requirements on discharge and what medical services need to be facilitated in advance.

Domestic Partner

 
 


Shall                                            S

                                                          Shall mean an unrelated partner, same sex individual who reside in the same household and have a financial and emotional interdependence, consistent with that of a married couple for a period of not less than one year and continue to maintain such arrangement

 

To qualify, a completed University of Illinois Affidavit of Domestic Partnership form, or its equivalent from another governmental entity, must be submitted and approved by the Gender and Sexuality Center or the Chicago Campus Access and Equity Office. 

 

If there is a change in status as domestic partners, the student agrees to notify the Gender and Sexuality Center or the Chicago Campus Access and Equity Office within thirty (30) days of such change by filing a statement of Termination of Domestic Partnership, which will make the domestic partner no longer eligible for coverage.

 

Enrollee

 
 


Shall mean the same as Member.

Enrollment Period

 
 


Shall mean the first twenty eight (28) days of the Fall and Spring Term and the first fifteen (15) of the summer term as established by UIC.

Formulary

 
 


Shall mean a listing of accepted outpatient drugs for various disease states as determined by the CampusCare Medical Director and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Group

 
 


Shall mean a Member and their eligible dependents enrolled in CampusCare.

 

Health Center Physician

 
                                Shall mean approved or contracted CampusCare Health Center Physician who is responsible for basic medical care and coordinating a Member’s health care needs.

Home Health Care

 
 


            Shall mean skilled nursing and/or therapeutic services, determined by a CampusCare Health Center physician to be medically appropriate, provided at a Member’s home by an RN or Home Health Aid from a state-licensed Home Health Agency which is eligible to participate under the Medicare program for the Aged and Disabled.

Hospital

 
 


Shall mean a duly licensed health care institution, engaged primarily in providing facilities for diagnosis, care and treatment of sick and injured persons under the care of a Physician and including the regular provision of bedside nursing by Registered Nurses.  Institutions operated primarily for the purpose of custodial care shall not be included.

Inpatient

 
 


Shall mean a Member who is a registered bed patient and is treated as such in a Hospital.

 

Medically Necessary

 
                Shall mean essential health care services, as determined by a CampusCare Health Center Physician, necessary to improve and/or maintain the health of a Member.

Medical Emergency

 
 


Shall mean a severe injury or medical condition that occurs unexpectedly and which, if not immediately treated, might cause serious complications, cause permanent damage, or death.

Member

 
 


Shall mean a person meeting the Eligibility and Enrollment requirements of Section III who has enrolled in CampusCare and for whom the current Premium payment has been received.

 

 

Outpatient

 
Shall mean a Member who is provided services in a medical clinic, Physician’s office or other health care facility where the Member is not an inpatient.

Physician

 
 


Shall mean a person who is licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in the state or county in which medical care is provided.

Premium

 
 


Shall mean the amount charged by CampusCare for benefits under this Certificate of Coverage.   

 

Prosthetic Devices

 
Initial Prosthetic Devices are covered when medically necessary and pre-approved by a CampusCare Health Center Physician and the CampusCare Medical Director.   Certain replacement prosthetics inserted in the inner body such as heart valves and pacemakers are covered when medically necessary and pre-approved by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

Replacement of an external prosthetic appliance is not covered unless the replacement is necessary due to growth or change in medical condition and pre-approved by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

Provider

 

Shall mean a Hospital, Physician, or other entity, which provides approved medical services to CampusCare Members.

RN

 
 


Shall mean Registered Nurse.

 

Referral Specialist

 
 


Shall mean a medical practitioner licensed to practice medicine in the state

where service is rendered and to whom the patient was referred by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

Service Area

 
 


Shall mean the geographic area within thirty (30) miles of the CampusCare Health Service Center.

Term

 
 


Shall mean the academic session, semester, or summer session as defined by the UIC.  It shall be deemed to commence at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of classes for the immediately following academic session and ends at 12:01am on the first day of classes of the subsequent academic session, semester, or summer session.

UIC

 
 


Shall mean the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus as well as Rockford and Peoria Campuses.

Section III

Eligibility and Enrollment

 

A.      Eligibility

 
 

 

 


The University of Illinois requires that all eligible students be covered by health insurance and provides a plan for which the fee is automatically assessed along with other tuition and fees.  Eligible students include all registered Undergraduate, Graduate, and Health Professional students.   If CampusCare discovers that Eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is a refund of premium.  

The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for enrollment in CampusCare:

 

  1. Student/Member

To be eligible to enroll in CampusCare, an individual must be a registered student of UIC.

 

A student is eligible to enroll in CampusCare as a subscriber for the summer Term if he or she was enrolled during the previous spring Term and pays the premium. 

 

A student employed at UIC is eligible to enroll in CampusCare only if he or she is ineligible for any State of Illinois insurance benefits.

 

  1. Eligible Dependents

To be eligible to enroll in CampusCare as an eligible dependent, an individual must be either the Member’s:

    1. Spouse (marriage license must be provided), or
    2. Qualified Domestic Partner (Domestic Partner affidavit must completed along with supporting documentation)
    3. Dependent, unmarried child under the age of nineteen (19), including a natural or legally adopted child as well as a child for whom the Subscriber or his/her spouse is the legal guardian. (Birth certificate, adoption or legal guardianship papers must be provided), or age twenty-three (23) if a full time dependent student at an accredited institution of higher learning, who are not self-supporting (Proof of current full time registration must be provided for each Term of enrollment). 

 

  1. Family Coverage means the Student/Member and his/her family dependents are covered.  Whenever “you” or “your” is used in this Certificate of Coverage, it shall mean all eligible family Members covered under CampusCare.

 

B.      From Individual to Family Coverage/ Addition of Family Dependents

 
 

 

 

 


You can change from individual to family coverage or cover additional dependents without evidence of insurability, by applying to CampusCare Administration and paying the required Premium for:

  1. Your new spouse and/or for any eligible children of your new spouse within thirty-one (31) days of marriage;
  2. A child pending finalization of a legal adoption or a newly adopted child within thirty-one (31) days of filing of the legal documents or of the legal adoption;
  3. A newborn within thirty-one (31) days following birth.

 

A newborn is covered from the moment of birth only if you submit an application, provides a copy of the birth certificate and pay the required premium to CampusCare Administration within thirty-one (31) days following the date of birth.

 

CampusCare offers no conversion plan when you become ineligible.

 

Conversion coverage is also not available when the entire CampusCare coverage has been terminated and there is a succeeding carrier.

 

C.     Enrollment

 
 

 

 


If you are eligible and assessed the Premium as part of your tuition, and have not exempted from the program, you are covered under CampusCare for the applicable Term; therefore, no application is required. You may opt to insure eligible family dependents under the plan  by submitting a completed CampusCare enrollment application and all required information and paying the additional Premium within the time designated herein. Request for addition of dependents will be accepted only if received by specified deadline dates and meet the requirements under Eligibility and Enrollment Section B.

 

Students who have exempted from coverage and request reinstatement within the enrollment change periods will be effective the first day of the term.  Students who request reinstatement after the enrollment change period will become eligible for CampusCare benefits the date the request is received in the CampusCare Administrative office.  No adjustment in the premium rate will be made.

 

If Hospitalized Before Effective Date

If you are hospitalized (“pre-enrollment hospitalization”) before the effective date of enrollment, you are not covered for that hospitalization by CampusCare. Discharge from the Hospital, which, as one of its purposes, is the obtaining of coverage for a subsequent hospitalization for the same or similar condition shall be disregarded and the subsequent hospitalization will be considered a continuation of the pre-enrollment hospitalization and therefore not covered by CampusCare.

 

Section IV

Premium  Payment  Provisions

 

You or anyone paying on your behalf, including tuition payment through the University of Illinois at Chicago, must pay the specified Premium within the designated time period. You will be entitled to the benefits of the Certificate of Coverage only when the Premium is actually received by CampusCare and only for the Term for which payment is received.

A.     Changes in Premium Rates

 
 

 

 


The Premium rates will be effective for a twelve (12) month period of time. They will then be subject to change on a yearly basis on the Group’s anniversary date, which is the beginning of the Fall Term. Notice to members of changes in Premium rates will be provided by UIC or CampusCare at least sixty-days (60) before the effective date of the changes.

 

Section V

Health  Benefits

 

Each Member of CampusCare is entitled to receive the following benefits, subject to the limitations and exclusions of coverage and benefits as described in the Benefit Summary, and subject to all terms, conditions, and definitions, as stated in this Certificate of Coverage.

 

Except in the event of a Life-Threatening Medical Emergency, CampusCare benefits are available only if they are provided, ordered or preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician in the manner described in this Certificate of Coverage. It is important for Members to read the following section describing CampusCare Health Center Physicians and detailing the specific instructions regarding Medical Emergency Care Benefits.

 

A.     Physician-Patient Relationship

 
 

A.       

 


CampusCare Health Center Physicians provide Members’ basic medical care and are responsible for coordinating Members’ health care needs and maintaining medical records.   A CampusCare Health Center Physician is the first person a Member should call whether for routine care, illness, injury, or Emergency Care.

 

TO RECEIVE BENEFITS UNDER THIS CERTIFICATE OF COVERAGE ALL MEDICAL SERVICES MUST BE PROVIDED, ORDERED OR PREAUTHORIZED BY A CAMPUSCARE HEALTH CENTER PHYSICIAN AND PROVIDED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MEDICAL CENTER AND CLINICS, OR BY A PREAUTHORIZED CONTRACTED NETWORK PROVIDER UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE OF COVERAGE.

 

Confidentiality

Information from medical records and information received by CampusCare Health Center Physicians incident to the physician-patient relationship shall be kept confidential and in compliant with privacy rule outlined under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Information about Members’ care will not be disclosed without express written consent or, in the case of a minor, without the written consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, except as permitted or required by law.

 

B.      Emergency Care

 
 

 

 


CampusCare will be financially responsible for emergency health care services preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician up to the limits provided under this Certificate of Coverage. Physicians are on call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to provide or authorize emergency services. In an emergency, call a CampusCare Health Center Physician and follow instructions as to the medical care required and the most appropriate place to receive that medical care.

 

1.       SEVERE OR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY

Life-Threatening Medical Emergency as defined in this Certificate of Coverage, is a severe injury or medical condition that occurs unexpectedly and which, if not immediately treated, might cause serious complications, or cause permanent damage or death. Heart attacks, cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), poisonings, loss of consciousness, and convulsions are considered to be examples of such Medical Emergencies.

 

In the event of a life-threatening emergency go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.  The Member or someone on the Member’s behalf is required to notify CampusCare within forty-eight (48) hours of any services received. Such notification does not guarantee that CampusCare will be responsible for the incurred charges. The determination as to whether the condition meets Emergency Care guidelines and therefore is payable under this Certificate of Coverage will be made by the Medical Director or designee.  After the emergency, all follow-up care must be provided or preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

2.       URGENT OR NON-LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY

An urgent problem requires immediate attention but is not life threatening.  All care for an urgent problem or non-life-threatening emergency must be provided or  preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician prior to treatment in order to be covered. CampusCare has physicians on call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to provide and/or authorize Emergency Care services. It is essential that the Member call before services are provided. The majority of unexpected injuries and medical conditions are not life threatening.

 

3.       Emergency Ambulance Services

Ground ambulance service is provided when preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center                                                                        Physician.  Such authorization will be given only in a Medical Emergency when there is a need for immediate medical attention, or a transfer between facilities.  A physician, public safety officer or other emergency medical services personnel, must determine this need.

C.      Covered Services

 
 

 

 


1.       Physician Services-Outpatient and Inpatient

All services for the diagnosis and treatment of covered illness or covered injuries, congenital defects, birth abnormalities and premature birth provided or ordered by a CampusCare Health Center Physician are covered, including all professional services, primary care, consultation, referral, surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medical supplies used in the hospital or physician’s office.

 

2.       Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

Services including laboratory, imaging, CT Scan, X-ray, pathology services, radiology services and radiation therapy, electroencephalograms, electrocardiograms, clinical lab treatments (chemotherapy) for covered illness, accidents, congenital defects, birth abnormalities and premature birth are covered when provided or ordered by a CampusCare Health Center Physician or preauthorized referral provider.

 

3.       Preventive Health Services

Dependent Over Age 8  

One annual routine exam performed by a CampusCare Health Center Physician will be paid equal to “ a covered illness”.

Well Child Care

Services for Well Child Care will be provided for all eligible and covered dependents under age nine (9).  This would include all required examination, vaccinations and immunizations when performed by a CampusCare Health Care Physician.

 

Cervical Cancer Screening Test

Cervical Cancer Screening Test will be paid the same as any other sickness for an annual cervical smear or pap smear test.

 

Colorectal Cancer Test

Colorectal Cancer Test shall be provided on the same basis as any other Sickness when ordered by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate Cancer Screening shall be provided on the same basis as any other Sickness when ordered by a CampusCare Health Center Physician..

 

Mammography Benefits

Benefits will be paid the same as any other sickness for screening by low-dose mammography for the presence of occult breast cancer according to the following guidelines:

a)       A baseline mammogram for women thirty-five (35) to thirty-nine (39) years of age.

b)       A mammogram every one (1) to two (2) years, even if no symptoms are present, for women forty (40) to forty-nine (49) years of age.

c)       An annual mammogram for women fifty (50) years of age or older.

 

“ Low dose mammography” means the x-ray examination of the breast using equipment dedicated specifically for mammography, including the x-ray tube, filter, compression device, screens, films, and cassettes, with an average radiation exposure delivery of less than one rad per breast, for two (2) views of an average size breast.

 

4.       Inpatient Hospital Care

Hospital Services are provided for an unlimited number of days when hospitalization occurs in a CampusCare approved Hospital and is preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician  (see subsections for provisions on Inpatient mental health care and Inpatient alcohol and drug abuse). Hospital services include room and board, general nursing care and Medically Necessary ancillary services, including Discharge Planning and Case Management. Private duty nurses are covered when a CampusCare Health Center Physician determines that this type of care is Medically Necessary.

 

Members are generally hospitalized in a semi-private (two-bed) accommodation.  If it is Medically Necessary (as preauthorized by the Health Center Physician) for you to occupy a private room (one-bed), CampusCare will be responsible for the cost.  However, if a Member decides to occupy a private room and it is not preauthorized as Medically Necessary, the Member will be responsible for the difference in the rate between the most common semi-private room rate and the private accommodations.

 

All Medically Necessary professional services provided or preauthorized by the CampusCare Health Center Physician are provided without charge including diagnostic radiology, pathology, surgical procedures, anesthesia, medication, Discharge Planning, Case Management and medical supplies.

 

5.       Transfer from non-approved to approved Hospital

Immediate transfer from a non-approved Hospital to a CampusCare approved Hospital will be provided once a CampusCare Health Center Physician or CampusCare Medical Director or designee has approved the transfer. A Member’s refusal to transfer (for other than medical reasons) will result in the loss of all benefits for any days at the non-approved Hospital.

 

6.       Diabetic Treatment/Supplies

Insulin Syringes, glucose monitors, lancets, needles and test strips up to one (1) month supply per prescription when medically necessary and preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

7.       Durable Medical Equipment

Covered only when Medically Necessary and preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician and the CampusCare Medical Director and supplied by a contracted CampusCare provider.  The rental or purchase as pre-approved is at the discretion of CampusCare Replacement equipment is not covered.

 

8.       Asthma Treatment/Supplies

Peak Flow meters, and home nebulizers, one (1) device per academic year when medically necessary and preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

9.       Home Health Care

When Medically Necessary and preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician, a Member will be provided with skilled nursing care and therapeutic services at the Member’s home in place of inpatient hospitalization.  Care must be given by a contracted CampusCare Home Health Agency.  All Home Health Care must be ordered and monitored under the direction of a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

10.    Maternity Care

When Medically Necessary and preauthorized by a CampusCare Health Center Physician, all routine testing and screenings will be considered if all other policy provisions have been met. 

 

11.    Maximum Lifetime Benefit

The Maximum Lifetime Benefit payable for all CampusCare benefit coverage afforded under this Certificate of Coverage is $500,000. 

 

D.     Limitations & Exclusions

 
 

 

 

 


The following services are not covered under this Certificate of Coverage:

 

1.       Services Rendered by Non-CampusCare Physicians and/or Non-approved Hospitals

Services or supplies provided by non-CampusCare Physician and/or in hospitals other than CampusCare approved hospitals except in a Life-Threatening Medical Emergency as defined herein or authorized by the CampusCare Medical Director or designee.

 

2.       Member Responsibility

Services required because the Member did not comply with a CampusCare Health Center Physician’s instructions, recommendations and/or referral, or from which resulted from delay in or refusal of the Member seeking care.

 

3.       Governmental Responsibility

Treatment in a Government hospital, such as the Veterans Administration facility, unless there is a legal obligation for the member to pay for such treatment.

 

4.       Services Not Considered Medically Necessary

Physical examinations for obtaining or continuing employment, meeting educational requirements such as college entrance, internships, residencies, etc., for governmental licensing, for securing insurance coverage, or other services or supplies which are not, in the judgment of the CampusCare Health Center Physician, necessary for the medical treatment, maintenance or improvement of a Member’s health or the most appropriate supply or level of service which can safely be provided.

 

5.       Cosmetic Procedures/Surgery

Plastic or cosmetic procedures or surgery with the exception of restorative surgery to correct an Injury for which benefits are otherwise payable under this policy when medically necessary and preauthorized- by a CampusCare Health Center Physician.

 

6.       Acts of War, Armed Forces, Riots and Felonies

Medical services needed as a result of injuries or sickness caused by War or an Act of War, declared or undeclared, and/or Civil Unrest, insurgency, or rebellion, or while in the service of the Armed Forces of any country. Services needed as a result of participation in a riot or civil disorder, commission of or attempt to commit a felony.

 

7.       Corrective Appliance or Devices

Special braces, splints, specialized equipment, appliances, ambulatory apparatus or battery or atomically controlled implants, Including, but not limited to eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, orthotics boots and canes, except as specifically included under covered services.

 

8.       Custodial or Convalescent Care

Custodial or convalescent care when the facilities or services of an acute care Hospital are not Medically Necessary in the judgment of the CampusCare Medical Director.

 

9.       General Dentistry

Dental treatment or services cause by accident or illnesses.

 

 

10.    Personal Comfort Items or Services

Including, but not limited to, personal items, telephones, slippers, personal hygiene items, robes, gowns, and televisions and Federal, State or Local Government Tax.

 

11.    Experimental/Investigational Procedures

Any charges incurred for any procedure, including organ tissue, or cell transplants, that are deemed to be experimental or investigational in nature by any appropriate technological assessment body established by any state or federal government and/or those not recognized by the majority of the local medical community as appropriate and recommended standard of care.  In addition, procedures, services or supplies related to sex transformation are not covered.

 

12.    Outpatient Drugs

a)       Including, but not limited to non-FDA approved drugs, drugs prescribed for non-FDA  approved indications, prescriptions and/or treatments, and over-the-counter medications;

b)       Therapeutic devices or appliances, including hypodermic needles, syringes (except for diabetic treatment), garments and other non-medical substances, regardless of intended use;

c)       Contraceptives, oral or other, “whether prescription or non-prescription drugs” medication or devices, regardless of intended use;

d)       Biological sera, blood or blood products administered on an outpatient basis;

e)       Drugs labeled, “Caution – limited by federal law to investigational use” or experimental drugs;

f)        Products used for approved or unapproved cosmetic indications;

g)       Drugs used to treat or cure alopecia (hair loss/baldness), and anabolic steroids used for body building or any other reason other than wasting syndrome;

h)       Anorectics- drugs used for the purpose of suppressing appetites and weight loss control;

i)         Fertility agents or sexual enhancements drugs, such as but not limited to Parlodel, Pergonal, Clomid, Profasi, Metrodin, Serophene, or Viagra;

j)         Growth hormones;

k)       Refills in excess of the number specified or those dispensed after one (1) year of the date of the original prescription;

l)         Any drug that can be acquired in any form over-the-counter without a written order from a licensed physician or other clinical licensed practitioner;

m)      Vitamins, minerals, herbs and or other nutritional supplements;

n)       Medications other than those taken for chronic conditions may only be dispensed in limits up to thirty (30) days or the prescribed amount whichever is less.  Medications for chronic conditions may be dispensed up to a sixty (60) day supply only after a Member has first received a trial dose up to but not exceeding a thirty (30) day supply and consumed by the Member.  Two (2) co-payments will be charged for each sixty (60) day supply;

o)       Medications reflecting amounts above the generally accepted pharmaceutical guidelines, manufacturer’s packaging, and/or FDA guidelines;

p)       Medication refills before at least seventy-five (75) % of the previously filled prescription has been consumed and not more than thirty (30) day supply beyond the Term of coverage.

 

13.    Fertility/Infertility Services

Including, but not limited to birth control; family planning; fertility tests; infertility (male or female), including any services or supplies rendered for the purpose or with the intent of inducing conception.  Examples of fertilization procedures are: ovulation induction procedures, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer or similar procedures that augment or enhance your reproductive ability; premarital examinations; impotence, organic or otherwise, the reversal of tubal ligations or vasectomy; sexual reassignment surgery.

14.     Prescription Medicine and supplies related to or intended for treatment of nicotine or alcohol addiction or any other potentially addictive substances or conditions.

 

15.    Biofeedback treatment, services and supplies related to biofeedback

 

16.    Elective Surgery and treatment

        Services and any related charges including facility charges.

 

17.    Routine physical examination and testing

Routine physical examination and routine testing, preventative testing or treatment, screening exams or testing in absence of Injury or Sickness except as specifically provided for within Covered Services.

 

 

 

18.    Injections and Immunizations

Immunization needed to meet educational requirements such as college entrance clerkships, internships, residencies, etc., and/or injections needed for planned travel.

 

19.    Workers’ Compensation

Injury or sickness for which benefits are paid or payable under Workers’ Compensation or Occupational Disease Law or Act, or similar legislation.

 

20.    Foot Care

Services and supplies for foot care including care of corns, bunions (except capsular or bone surgery), or calluses.

 

21.    Transfer Policy

Refusing to transfer to another Hospital or health care facility for other than medical reasons, as requested by CampusCare will result in loss of benefits for any and all days and charges at the non-approved facility from the date of refusal.

 

22.    Exhaustion of Benefits/Eligibility

Services ordered or authorized beyond the benefit limitation or eligibility period are the responsibility of the Member without regard to whether or not services are initiated during an eligible period.

 

23.    High Risk physical activities

a)       Medical Services needed as a result of injuries or sickness caused by including, but not limited to skydiving, parachuting, hang gliding, glider flying, parasailing, sail planning, bungee jumping, or flight in any kind of aircraft, except while riding as a passenger on a regularly scheduled flight of a commercial airline;

 

24.    Vision Services

a)       Services and supplies related to eye examinations, eyeglasses or contact lens or prescriptions or fitting of eyeglasses, except when due to a disease process.

b)       Services and supplies related to myopia, astigmatism, or normal aging processes of the eye or surgical or laser correction of the conditions.

 

25.    Weight Management

Services and supplies related to weight reduction programs, weight management programs, related nutritional supplies, treatment for obesity, and surgery for removal of excess skin or fat.

 

26.    Services and supplies received outside of the continental United States regardless of     purpose or need.

E.       Rates

 
 

 

 

 


Undergraduate, Graduate, Health Professional students and others enrolled in sponsored                                           student programs and Dependents fee/premium per Term.

                 Fall             Spring            Summer

 

Student                          $401.00           $401.00        $264.00

Spouse*                      $1,068.00        $1,068.00        $710.00

All Children *    $538.00           $538.00        $355.00

* Student must also be insured.

F.       2008-2009 Important Dates

 
 

 

 

 


Fall Term                    Spring Term               Summer Term

 

Coverage

Periods:                   8/25/08- 1/11/09           1/12/09- 5/25/09            5/26/09- 8/23/09                                 

Enrollment/

Change Periods:     8/25/08-9/21/08            1/12/09-2/8/09               5/26/09-6/9/09            

Exemptions/

Reinstatements/

Dependent Periods

and Deadlines:        8/25/08-9/21/08              1/12/09-2/8/09             5/26/09-6/9/09

 

Deadlines are dates by which exemptions, extensions

or enrollment of Dependents must be accomplished.

Dates are based on the University Academic Year and are subject to change.

 

G.      Excess Provision

 
 

 

 

 


This Plan contains an “Excess Provision”.  No benefits are payable under this coverage for any incurred Injury or Sickness expenses that are payable or paid by other valid and collectible group insurance.

 

H.      Third Party Liability

 
 

 

 

 


Services and supplies covered under this Certificate of Coverage are provided for you if you are injured by acts of omissions of a third party.  You must require the third party to pay for the services and/or to reimburse CampusCare immediately upon collecting any damages, whether by action of law, settlement, or otherwise, to the extent of the expenses incurred by CampusCare. 

 

CampusCare shall have a lien, to the extent of the expenses incurred by CampusCare.  The lien may be filed with the third party whose act(s) caused the injuries, his agent or a court having jurisdiction in the matter.

 

 

Section VI

Informal and Formal Grievance Procedures

 

The following procedures have been developed to resolve informal and formal Member request, concerns, or complaints with respect to CampusCare issues and operations.  Customer Service and Claim Representatives are required to maintain a written encounter, which identifies the general nature and disposition of the request, concern, or complaint.

 

 

A.       Informal Procedures

 
 

 

 

 

 


1.        A member should discuss his/her request, concerns, or complaints with his/her CampusCare Health Center Physician most acquainted with the circumstance in order to resolve the matter.

 

2.        If the Member is not satisfied with the resolution, he/she should discuss and resolve the matter with the assistance of a CampusCare representative.

 

3.        If the resolution is not satisfactory, the Member should discuss and resolve the matter with a CampusCare Customer Service Supervisor.

 

4.        If the resolution is not satisfactory, the Member should discuss and resolve the matter with the assistance of the Director or Medical Director.

 

5.        If the resolution is not satisfactory, after following the above procedures, the member has the right to file a formal grievance with the chairperson of the Grievance Committee.

 

 


B.       Formal  Procedures

 

 

 

 

1.        A formal grievance must be in writing, list the facts and circumstance giving rise to the grievance, and be filed within 90 days from the date the Member reasonably should have known of the occurrence of the circumstances. 

 

2.        No grievance may be filed:

 

a)       Concerning any allegation or implication of professional liability or unusual injury due to negligence;

b)       Which challenges or disputes established written policies of CampusCare, the Board, or any state or federal action, regulation, or procedure, except that the Grievance Committee may hear grievances challenging written CampusCare or Board policies for the sole purpose of advising CampusCare of requested changes;

c)       Which request relief not within the power of CampusCare or Board to grant, except that the Grievance Committee may hear grievances requesting such actions for the sole purpose of advising CampusCare of the requested changes;

d)       Which challenges or disputes any part of any contractual arrangement entered into by the Board, CampusCare, or any agent of CampusCare including employment contracts, and Provider or service agreements; or

e)       Which challenges or disputes any programmatic decision made by the Board or CampusCare.

 

3.        The Grievance Committee chairperson shall review the formal grievance and in consultation with CampusCare Administration render the resolution requested by the Member or convene the Grievance Committee to resolve the grievance.

 

4.        The Chairperson will issue a written receipt to the member within ten (10) business days of receiving the grievance.

 

5.        After discussing the matter with the Member, the Committee will deliberate in private to render the resolution by majority vote.  This resolution will be made within sixty (60) days after the grievance is filed.  An additional thirty (30) day extension is available in the event of a delay in obtaining the documents or records necessary for resolution.  All requests for documents or records necessary for the resolution shall be maintained in CampusCare's grievance file.

 

6.        The Member will receive a written notification of the determination within five (5) business days of that determination.  

 

7.        The decision of the Grievance Committee shall be final.

 

Section VII

 

How to File a Claim

 

If you receive a bill for any type of service that you believe is a covered benefit you should send the bill to:

 

CampusCare

440 Quadrangle Drive Suite B

Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

 

Claims over one (1) year old will not be paid.

 

You can also check the status of any claim by logging on to:

 

http://www.uic.edu/hsc/campuscare/chicago/

http://www.uic.edu/hsc/campuscare/peroria/

http://www.uic.edu/hsc/campuscare/rockford/

 

 

Please visit our web site listed above for:

 

Brochures, Enrollment Cards, Claim Status, Dental and Vision plan benefits and other important information. 

 

Question regarding claims or benefits should be directed to customer service at 312-996-4915.