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Week of August 29, 2005

Mentor Program Update
Thank you to everyone who volunteered this week to be mentors. Mentor information will be emailed to participants this week. Thank you for your patience with the delay.

Preparing for and Getting the Most Out of Classes
Don't miss the first workshop in ASP's "Getting Started" series. Get advice about taking notes, reading cases, and handling the Socratic method. Handouts will be provided to everyone who attends. Day students should attend on Wednesday, August 31, at 3:00pm in room 590. The program will also be offered for evening students on Wednesday, August 31, at 5:00pm in room 590. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information about ASP, please visit the ASP website.

Important Health Insurance Announcements
Student Health Insurance for 2005-06
IIT has selected Chickering as the provider of the student health insurance plan. The cost for an individual student to have insurance from August 15, 2005 - August 14, 2006 will be $885. All new students should have received health insurance information earlier this summer, but continuing students may not have gotten it yet. If you have not received a plan brochure in the mail yet, you can visit to see the 2005-06 Brochure.

Enrolling in Health Insurance
All students registered for at least 12 credit hours are automatically enrolled in and billed for student health insurance. This applies to both Day and Evening Division students. All full-time and part-time J-1 and F-1 international students are automatically enrolled in student health insurance. Intensive Trial Advocacy: If you are enrolled in either the August or January sessions of Intensive Trial Advocacy, those credits are added to your fall semester hours. If enrolling in Intensive Trial Advocacy gives you 12 or more credit hours for the fall semester, then you be billed for student health insurance. Incompletes: If you are planning on making up Incompletes during the semester, those credits will not count in your credit hours for determining whether you will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan.

Students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours, whether in the Day or Evening Division, are not automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. These students can elect to obtain coverage by submitting an enrollment form by September 2, 2005. Enrollment requests can be submitted online at The Chickering Group does not accept applications for enrollment from students.

Getting Enrollments Processed Early
If you want to receive your insurance card earlier or, for continuing students, if you want to avoid an apparent gap in coverage, please contact Melody Jack at by August 22, 2005. Please include your student ID number in your email to Ms. Jack. Chicago-Kent recommends that all automatically enrolled students and those who elect coverage submit an email to Ms. Jack to help facilitate getting their insurance cards earlier. (Students who have already contacted Ms. Jack have had their enrollments submitted to Chickering.) If students do not contact Ms. Jack by August 22, their enrollments will go through standard processing and they will receive insurance cards by the middle of October.

Waiving Health Insurance
Domestic students may waive health insurance coverage if the student presents evidence of other health insurance coverage under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must present evidence of coverage and complete a waiver form by September 2, 2005. Waiver forms are available at

If you have waived student health insurance in a prior semester, you do not need to submit another waiver. Once you have successfully waived health insurance, you are considered waived for your time at Chicago-Kent unless you elect coverage.

To ensure all international students meet the Federal Visa Insurance Requirements, coverage is mandatory for all full-time and part-time J-1 and F-1 international students. Waivers will only be granted to those international students who have health insurance coverage through a US-based employer; who have health insurance coverage through their home country embassy; or for J-1 students whose DS-2019 was issued by an outside agency (e.g., Fulbright) and can show proof of insurance through their sponsoring agency.

New Online Tool
All students in enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan will have access Navigator, Chickering’s new online tool. Insured students can view claims activity, request ID cards, research prescription drug prices, find Preferred Providers, and access wellness information. You can find the Navigator at

Dental Discount Program
In addition to the Student Health Insurance Plan, students will have the option of purchasing an option dental discount program, Vital Savings. The cost of Vital Savings is $25. Program details and enrollment information can be found at

Enrolling Dependents
Dependent enrollment is managed directly by Chickering. You can find information and the required forms at by selecting “Enrollment Forms.” Unlike Student Health Insurance, the premiums for dependent coverage are not added to your tuition bill and must be paid directly to Chickering.

Checking Your Enrollment Status
Those of you enrolled in the student health insurance plan will receive your insurance cards by the middle of October. Please verify that you have been enrolled prior to receiving this card by either calling IIT Student Health Center at (312) 808-7100 or checking your account to make sure that you have been charged for student health insurance.

Health Insurance FAQ
Are you still feeling confused about student health insurance? Then visit the Student Health Insurance FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions about IIT's student health insurance plan.


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