At the beginning of every new year comes to the promise of a fresh start. For many, this means prioritizing their health: mentally and physically. Whether that means finally taking advantage of that gym membership or being more aware of what they put in their bodies, health is their main concern.
The AHP blog features the latest updates and best practices in student health.
You’ve worked hard to negotiate competitive health insurance rates and benefits for your students.
You’ve worked relentlessly to educate them on how to use their insurance.
But then an upset student contacts you about an insurance claim they believe is inaccurate, or that they shouldn’t have received at all. It’s a difficult situation for everyone.
It’s estimated that about 12.2% of adults living in the United States do not have health insurance. Since there is an estimated 250-million individuals over the age of 18 living in the United States, this roughly equates to over 30 million adults living without health insurance. If you have multiple insurance plans, consider yourself very lucky.
Everyone experiences a range of emotions. There will be times when an individual is joyful, but other times they may feel angry or sad. It’s a normal part of life. However, just because it is normal does not mean an individual doesn’t need support to make it through the rough times, especially when a student is feeling depressed or suicidal.
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