A New Year’s Resolution – Be healthy. Be safe.

Of the many great topics we’ve been offering in our blog, we’ve added ANOTHER: INSURANCE

Many thanks to our brave new guest blogger, Chien-ying Wang!

Learn all about how to access your insurance card and learn where to find information about the insurance waiver process.

There will be a health insurance waiver help session on Thursday, January 12th. See here for details: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/news/?id=752

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Happy New Year! Happy new semester!

Every New Year, we tell ourselves we are going to do better and become wiser in the coming year/semester. Let’s keep that promise this year by getting a safety habit. Let’s do a safety check.

Check your wallet. Do you have your insurance card with you?

If you do, excellent! You are safe!

If you don’t, find your insurance card and put it in your wallet as soon as possible! Because whenever you go to a doctor or a hospital, they always ask to see your insurance card so they can bill the insurance company. If you don’t have it on you, they either have to bill YOU or ask you to provide your insurance information later.

Haven’t received your insurance card within the first 2-4 weeks of the semester? Card missing? Take 30 seconds to print a copy online! Here’s how:

1)      Go to www.tinyurl.com/Aetnainfo

2)      Click on “Print ID Card” on the upper right

3)      Input your student PID (if your PID begins with A, replace A with 55) and your date of birth

4)      Print out a copy of your Aenta ID Card. Put it in your wallet. Done!

You can also request a new card from Aetna by going online to www.tinyurl.com/NewAetnaCard

Did you pass the safety check? Hope you do now. Have a safe, healthy and prosperous year!

Chien-ying Wang is a second-year international graduate student from Taiwan. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Health and Risk Communication at MSU’s College of Communication. Chien is passionate about communicating healthcare and health insurance information to MSU’s international community and helping them make better health decisions. She serves as Community Health Intern at the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).

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