At Duke University we understand Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been challenging and confusing! Students should not worry about losing their current coverage since the Duke SMIP meets the PPACA’s standards 100%. In addition, the Duke SMIP previously and currently maintains a no pre-existing condition waiting period policy to make sure our students received the best possible health care coverage. Moreover, eligible dependents can be added to the student policy during our fall 2017 Open Enrollment, until August 30, 2017. Duke SMIP’s provides coverage at 100% for preventive care services in accordance with the PPACA. For further details please go to bcbsnc.com/preventive or download a detailed Benefit Booklet for the Duke SMIP at bcbsnc.com/duke under “plan benefits”.