August 13, 2020

health insurance

  1. June 23, 2020

    Employee, retiree health plans factor into state auto insurance reform

    Michigan’s long-discussed auto insurance reform legislation takes effect July 1, but homework may be needed for U-M employees to understand how it affects them. 

  2. June 10, 2020

    New health plan option coming for employees and retirees

    U-M will add Michigan Care, a new managed-care plan, to the health care plan options in 2021 for faculty, staff and retirees who live in a specific geographic area within southeast Michigan.

  3. April 8, 2020

    University expands health benefits for COVID-19 care

    U-M has revised its health benefits in a continuing effort to ensure its communities have the comprehensive care needed during the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  4. March 26, 2020

    HR announces benefit updates in response to COVID-19

    Members of the U-M community covered under university health plans now have coverage for virtual medical and behavioral health visits, and cost sharing is waived for virtual medical visits through April 30.

  5. March 6, 2020

    ACA helped with health insurance access but gaps remain

    As the Affordable Care Act turns 10 years old, a new U-M study shows it has narrowed racial and ethnic gaps in access to health insurance and health care — but not eliminated them.

  6. November 13, 2019

    Recent U-M health benefit led to increased IVF rates

    Research has found that since 2015, when U-M added coverage for infertility treatments, the use of in vitro fertilization increased more than nine times among women in the university’s lowest-salary bracket.

  7. October 21, 2019

    Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits running until Nov. 1

    U-M faculty, staff and retirees can change their benefits during open enrollment, which is now open and continues until 5 p.m. Nov. 1. The changes and new rates take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

  8. April 8, 2019

    U-M health plans to continue IVF coverage after successful pilot

    All U-M health plans will continue to cover in vitro fertilization, following a three-year pilot program. Additionally, modest coverage expansions have been implemented retroactively to Jan. 1, 2019.

  9. February 21, 2018

    Medicare patients nationwide get access to U-M insurance idea

    Value-Based Insurance Design, a concept that grew from U-M research, may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to save money while getting treated for chronic diseases.

  10. October 23, 2017

    Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits runs through Nov. 3

    Faculty, staff and retirees may change their health, dental, legal or vision benefits for 2018 during Open Enrollment, which runs now through Nov. 3.