Health & Vision Plans

2024 Information

***Important: Effective January 1, 2023, New BCBS cards have been issued. Please contact BCBS either by phone or online to get new cards if you do not already have them. Download the BCBS mobile app and always have your ID card with you on your mobile device.***

Learn about at-home COVID-19 testing and reimbursement through BCBS.

Eastern offers comprehensive health and vision plans with eligibility varying by employee groups. Our benefits emphasize prevention and health maintenance, while promoting quality of life. Download an overview of EMU's complete benefit offerings.

Eligible employees based on your Employee Class can choose from:

Understanding PPO plans [PDF] and What to consider [PDF] when thinking about Community Blue PPO (Option 5) & BCBS High Deductible PPO Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA)

Covering your spouse: If your spouse has access to subsidized medical or dental coverage through another employer, he/she must take that coverage.

Before You Choose a Plan

Before choosing a plan, consider all the costs involved (including both premiums and out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance, copays), networks and access to doctors and hospitals, and your anticipated health and financial needs over the next year.

Additional Information

The health plan rates for our plans are extremely reasonable and include medical, vision and prescription coverage.

2024 Faculty & Lecturer Health Plan Rates [PDF]

2024 Staff Health Plan Rates [PDF]

2024 Health Plans COBRA Rates [PDF]

Retiree Benefits

Effective immediately, the Payer Transparency Machine-Readable files (“MRF”) URL link is
available for EMU.  This information is best viewed through NotePad. Please follow the link above to access these files in compliance with 45 C.F.R. Part 180.

The Benefits Compliance Guide [PDF] is a summary of these notices and provides you with a brief overview of important information related to healthcare and employee rights.

What do you need to know about the Affordable Care Act [PDF]?

Read the following important notices:

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