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ERIC Number: ED286428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-7
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
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Mandatory Student Health Insurance: An Investigation.
Moore, James H.; And Others
The feasibility of developing a policy to make student health insurance mandatory, with right of waiver, was studied by a team of graduate students, and recommendations were presented for an advisory committee and the Arizona Board of Regents. Objectives included: clarifying issues concerning mandatory student health insurance, with particular attention to possible impacts at the universities; and surveying other academic institutions to assess their experience with student health insurance. A telephone survey of U.S. universities with undergraduate enrollment over 20,000 and that offer graduate programs was conducted, and 27 of 31 universities responded. Universities with known mandatory programs were also contacted. Three major issues were identified: the substantial numbers of students without health care insurance; the importance of carefully marketing student health insurance; and the key players who may be affected by a mandatory health insurance policy (e.g., students, student health centers, local providers, the insurance company). Study questionnaires are appended, along with findings concerning insurance cost per student for each surveyed institution. Schools with mandatory and successful voluntary programs are identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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