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Tufts health plans have agreed to offer discounts to help students from Connecticut and New York, where the governor and president of the United States are scheduled to speak, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.
Tufts students will be eligible for up to $500 off of their health insurance premiums, according to a Tufts spokesperson.
They will also be able to get discounts on some of the most popular health care plans, including the Affordable Care Act.
Tuves spokeswoman said students can enroll for as little as $100 a month for the premium plan and up to up to a maximum of $1,000 a month in the individual plan.
The discounts are part of the $8 billion deal the university signed with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
In July, the company agreed to reduce premiums for some of its Blue Cross plans, and its plan for the state of New York is also on the list.
In October, Tufts announced it would stop covering certain out-of-network medical procedures.
The move prompted some members of Congress to criticize the university, calling it an out-dated and costly way to provide health care for the more than 30 million students who live in Massachusetts and New England.
The plan was also met with criticism from other Tufts medical schools, including Tufts Medical School, where Tufts HealthCare offers private insurance.
Tuft spokeswoman Elizabeth Sallman said the university would not be changing any policies in the new Tufts agreement with Anthem.
But in a statement, the university said it was working with insurers on the new plan.
“We appreciate that they are looking for solutions to the problems they are having and are making a strategic decision to make the changes that are best for students,” Sallmey said.
The new Tuft HealthCare will be available to students starting in 2019.
The health care plan also offers coverage for emergency care and dental services for up a year, and coverage for hospital stays and outpatient care.
Tuits plans cover all students, including students with dependent children, people who have a chronic medical condition or disabilities and students who have pre-existing conditions.
Tuives health care costs $2,800 per person for an individual plan and $4,000 for a family plan, according the university.
For students who do not live in the city, Tuves offers a discount for a single adult with two dependent children or a dependent student.
The university will also offer discounted plans for families with up to two dependents.
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