NC 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?