Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available nationwide to everyone 16 years of age and older, it is time for colleges and universities to prepare to put plans into action. For some institutions, these plans may include a vaccination program.Continue reading
The AHP blog features the latest updates and best practices in student health.
Tuition insurance is designed to protect students’ and their parents’ investment in higher education. This protection is needed because most school’s refund schedules provide no refunds after the first few weeks of an academic term. Many students assume refunds are available throughout the academic term if a medical withdrawal becomes necessary, which is not usually the case.Continue reading
We undoubtedly have dozens of passwords for various work, business, home, and personal accounts. In the early days as we created new accounts, life was easier by using the same password we always used. Our memory allowed us to access an account we had not used in weeks or months without trying to remember or using a note or document to record our accounts and passwords.
However, those days are long gone if we want to improve our odds of ensuring we are the only ones accessing our accounts. We have learned that a document containing all our accounts and access credentials is a disaster waiting to happen. We have also learned that using the same password on our accounts means that if one account is compromised, they are all compromised; and what a pain that could be.Continue reading
During the COVID-19 pandemic, college international programs are struggling to get students in the door. Typically, “Princeton welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to campus in a calendar year—but not this year.” This year campuses have been closed to visitors, recruiting budgets have been slashed, and departments are wondering how to continue to best connect with prospective students. How can schools adapt? The answer is a virtual admissions strategy.
Virtual admissions is the process of pursuing, vetting, and admitting prospective students electronically. It’s been around for years, but, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s proven to be one of the best methods for acquiring new students. This article offers four tips for college admissions offices.Continue reading
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. With campuses closing to prevent the spread of the virus and family emergencies calling for students to travel home, it is more important than ever to protect the investments you make in your education.
But even in a pre-pandemic world, having Tuition Insurance was beneficial and the need to be covered continues to rise in our current world.Continue reading
Properly adjudicated claims are a key goal of claims administrators, colleges and universities, and student members alike.
Inaccurately processed claims can end up being timely and costly. Overpaid claims will negatively affect claims experience leading to higher premium renewals. These can be especially harmful for self-funded plans where the college or university holds the risk. Underpaid claims can lead to additional time processing claims and handling appeals and some unhappy members.
The good news is that claims administrators take this very seriously and have comprehensive processes in place to ensure timely and accurate claims processing. That said, there may still be some that initially slip through the cracks.Continue reading