ERIC Number: ED381075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Student Health Insurance Program. Fall 1994.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Medical Security, Boston.
This report contains data on current participation in and compliance with Massachusetts state regulations on health insurance coverage for college students. State regulations require that all full and three quarter time college students enrolled in the 121 public or independent institutions in the state participate in a qualifying student health insurance plan. The requirement is designed to bring all school sponsored plans up to an acceptable minimum level of benefits in compliance with existing legal requirements while limiting costs to students and institutions. Data gleaned from twice-yearly reports submitted by institutions in the state are displayed in several tables as are figures that show premium costs, student health insurance program history, student participation from Fall 1989 to Fall 1994, average premium costs from 1989 to 1994, average health fees in the same period, premium costs, health fees, and student data from 1989 to 1994; and student data by institution. The report notes that to date 34 percent of those required to participate are enrolled in an institution-sponsored plan, and that 66 percent of those required to participate have waived participation by certifying that they have comparable coverage from another source. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Medical Security, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts