From Eric Stoffregen and the OHSU Student Health Advisory Board:
Here's the info about the health insurance changes for next year:
From 1999 to present, additional benefits had been added to the student health insurance plan that had gradually made the plan more expensive with the result that student health plan insurance rates were set to increase 19% for the upcoming ’09-10 year. To prevent such a large increase a lengthy discussion followed concerning ways to prevent such a large, almost prohibitively expensive change in rates. The following changes in plan provisions were approved by amendment and vote in committee in order to contain the insurance premium increase to a more modest 7%.
Changes in plan voted and approved by committee:
Deductible is going from $250.00 to $500.00
Out of pocket maximum increasing from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00(not including deductible)
Out of network deductible from $250.00 to $1,000.00
RX benefits from $0/$15/$25 to $5/$15/$25
These changes will be in effect for next school year (changes start Sept. 1st).