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Back to School Short Term Health Insurance in AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, MO, NC, OH, PA, TX

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Student with skateboard and backpack outside schoolNC Health Plans offers short term health insurance for qualified individuals over the age of 19 or students who are not yet 19 can be on a short term policy with a parent or guardian.  These plans can begin as soon as the very next day so your student will not have to miss even one day of class time!

College students are one of the largest demographics of uninsured Americans and universities and colleges all over the country are mandating coverage in order to change that statistic. Over the last few years, more and more colleges and universities have insisted on health insurance as a prerequisite to enrollment as they realize the benefits of knowing their students are covered in case of accident or illness.

Although some colleges and universities offer health insurance on a semester basis, many student policies end during the months when school is not in session, which can leave a big gap in coverage.  Even further, many health plans offered by schools are quite expensive or don’t offer the depth or quality of coverage many students need.  So what is the answer?

A good option is temporary health insurance.  (more…)

Student Health Insurance for Back to School

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Smiling young college girl texting on a cell phoneNC Health Plans offers temporary student health insurance for qualified individuals over the age of 19 or students who are not yet 19 can be on a short term policy with a parent or guardian.  These plans can begin as soon as the very next day so your student will not have to miss even one day of class time!

College students tend to be one of the largest demographics of uninsured Americans and universities and colleges all over the country are mandating coverage in order to change that statistic. Over the last few years, more and more colleges and universities have joined the insurance bandwagon as they realize the benefits of knowing their students are covered in case of accident or illness.  Most colleges and universities now require a proof of insurance before students can begin taking classes, which can present an interesting problem.

College classes typically begin in late August or early September, but Open Enrollment for health insurance does not begin until November, with plans taking effect in January.  Unless you have a qualifying life event, you will not be able to enroll in an ACA-approved qualified health plan outside of Open Enrollment and that can leave parents and new students who are uninsured in a bind.

The good news is that many colleges and universities offer health insurance on a semester basis.  The bad news is that many university policies end during the months when school is not in session, which can leave a big gap in coverage.  Even further, many health plans offered by schools are quite expensive or don’t offer the depth or quality of coverage many students need.  So what is the answer?

A good option is short term health insurance. (more…)

Need Insurance for Back to School? – Get Covered Today!

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Handsome student smiling and holding tablet at the university

In the fall of 2010, The University of North Carolina system mandated insurance coverage for students at all of its 16 institutions throughout the state.  In fact, over the last few years, more and more higher education institutions have joined the insurance bandwagon as they realize the benefits of knowing their students are covered in case of accident or illness.   By 2015, most colleges and universities now require a proof of insurance before students can begin taking classes… which can present an interesting problem. (more…)