Counseling and Mental Health Services Fund

September 2019

As directed by the Board of Trustees, support for counseling and mental health services for survivors of former doctor Larry Nassar is available in the form of expense reimbursement.

As of Sept. 1, there are new eligibility requirements as well as a new fund administrator, New Directions Behavioral Health.

Eligibility

  • Those who received treatment from Nassar at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete.
  • Natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent or legal guardian of those who received treatment from Nassar at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete.
  • The spouse of those who receive treatment from Nassar, at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete, during or after the time of treatment.

Qualifying Expenses

  • Out-of-pocket expenses for outpatient counseling and mental health services from licensed mental health professionals. Includes deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance.
    • All available insurance coverage must be met before submitting for reimbursement.

Ineligible Expenses

  • Treatment related to in-patient services, such as hospital stays.
  • Referral services.
  • Online or telemedicine services.
  • Therapy or support animals.
  • Prescription drugs.

Time Requirement

  • Reimbursement requests for eligible services received between Jan. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019 must be submitted no later than Dec. 1, 2019.
  • Reimbursement requests for eligible services received on or after Sept. 1, 2019 must be submitted within 365 days from the date of service.

Reimbursement Process


 New Directions Behavioral Health

  

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