Keys to Remember
Co. Deseret Mutual


You must have traditional student status to enroll in the plan. If you are a traditional student, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Plan.

Waiving Health Plan

You may waive Student Health Plan coverage if you are covered in the Rexburg area by your parent's insurance or by a group insurance plan provided by your employer or your spouse's employer.  Fill out the Student Health Plan Waiver and submit it to the Student Health Center.

Deseret Mutual ID Number

Deseret Mutual will assign you a unique ID number. This Deseret Mutual ID is your policy number. Contact Deseret Mutual if you don't receive an health plan card with your ID number.

Pre-Existing Condition

A pre-existing condition is an injury or illness for which you received medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment, or recommended by, a licensed medical provider within six months before your coverage began.

Coverage Period

Coverage is effective the first day of classes and will end a day before the next semester begins, or when you lose your continuing student status or withdraw from BYU-Idaho, whichever comes first.

If you enroll in the Student Health Plan because you lose your employer-sponsored coverage, the effective date will be the first day after you lose your other coverage.

Taking Time Off From School

If you enroll in the Student Health Plan and then decide to take a semester off by not enrolling in classes, but you do not withdraw from the university or otherwise lose your status as a continuing student, you will be covered by the Away-from-Campus option of the Student Health Plan during that semester.

Adding Family Members to the Student Health plan

You may add a new family member to your coverage within 60 days of acquiring a new dependent through marriage, birth, or adoption. To add a dependent, call Ruth Clark at the SHC.

Services Not Covered by the Plan

Not all services are covered by the plan. Please read the Student Health Plan Handbook to see which services are not covered.


The organization that sponsors your group health plan has certified that it qualifies for a temporary enforcement safe harbor with respect to the Federal requirement to cover contraceptive services without cost sharing. During this one-year period, coverage under your group health plan will not include coverage of contraceptive services.