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MSU Student Insurance Plans

(Revised 02/17)

If you have questions about the student insurance plans, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email Michigan State University is pleased to offer health, dental and vision coverage to Graduate Assistants, students and their eligible dependents.

MSU Student Health Plans

Michigan State University has a new health insurance plan administrator for Graduate Assistants, students and their eligible dependents through Blue Care Network (BCN) of Michigan.

Graduate Assistants, medical and international students will be automatically enrolled in the student insurance coverage. All other students will be eligible to voluntarily enroll in the health insurance coverage.

With this coverage, you’ll have access to quality health care through hospitals, physicians and affiliated health care professionals in the Blue Care Network of Michigan provider network. Providers can be located on the BCN website at

What’s changing for Graduate Assistants

What's changing for all other students

Health Insurance

Student Health Plan

Graduate Assistant Health Plan

Health Insurance FAQ


MSU Student Dental Plan

MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan


VSP Plan



The Student Advisory Group (SIAG) meets periodically to discuss student insurance issues such as health plan cost, utilization, plan design, and renewal. Members of the group are representatives of the MSU community which the student health insurance plan serves, including students and departmental representatives.

1095 - B

The 1095-B contains detailed information about the health care coverage provided by the insurance provider. If you were enrolled in health care coverage as a student or graduate assistant, then you should receive a 1095-B. The information you report from the form will be used to determine whether you will pay a penalty for failing to have health care coverage as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. Think of the form as your “proof of insurance” for the IRS.

For more information about 1095-B please visit:

Students and Graduate Assistants who have questions or need to reprint their 1095-B or C form may contact:

  • Aetna at 1-855-531-6837 or may print the form from the Aetna Navigator.  
  • BCN Customer Service at 1-800-662-6667 and request a reprint to be mailed or may request eConsent on the BCBSM Member Portal to access their form online.  
  • MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434.

Graduate School Information

If you have questions about the student insurance plans, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email



Revision history:

0/18/16 - Updated enrollment periods and added Health Insurance FAQ

2/23/17 - Removed "What's New" and added 1095- B section


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