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Enrollment Time for College Extended Network Program

It’s time for your employees interested in the College Extended Network Program to sign up or renew their dependents’ participation for the 2018–19 school year.

The College Extended Network Program is available for dependent children who leave our service area for 90 consecutive days or more to attend a college, university, technical school, or vocational school. They’ll have access to in-network care through the national PHCS Healthy Directions and Multiplan networks while at school for no additional cost. Review our previous flash for more details.

Please note that retrospective participation in the program is not allowed. Participation will start August 1 for those who submit forms before the academic school year begins. Otherwise, participation will be effective the first day of the following month after we receive the student verification form.

The College Extended Network Program is automatically included for fully insured small and large groups for no additional fee. Self-funded groups can choose to add the program for no administrative fee. An additional cost for use of the MultiPlan network will apply. Self-funded groups who are interested in opting in to the program should contact their client consultants.

To sign up or renew a dependent’s participation in the program, an employee must send a student verification form to us. The form is posted on Your Health Alliance for employers.

Health Alliance
Attn: Enrollment
3310 Fields South Drive
Champaign, IL 61822

If you receive verification forms from your employees, please send them to us as soon as you can or ask the employees to do so. Again, we do not allow retrospective coverage.

We’re sending letters to previously enrolled employees to let them know it’s time to renew their dependents’ participation in the program. If a dependent will no longer be attending school outside of our service area, employees don’t need to do anything. Their participation in the program will automatically end, and we will send a new ID card for the dependent to use in the standard Health Alliance network.

If you have questions, contact your client consultant. Employees should call the customer service number on the back of their ID cards with questions.