Breast exams are extremely useful in detecting cancer early. Clinical exams, breast self-exams (BSEs), and mammograms should be completed regularly so that it is possible to determine if there are changes in breast tissue, indicating breast cancer or other potentially harmful conditions.Continue reading
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Beyond COVID | Three Emerging Topics in Higher Education
by Terry Lyons, Managing Director, Student Health
Each year, higher education risk management professionals come together at the University Risk Management and Insurance Association’s (URMIA) annual conference. An event I look forward to with anticipation every year, the theme of this year’s conference is particularly apt, “Emerging from the Storm.”
This year, I am eager to hear the stories of how school leaders developed unique solutions to the challenges colleges and universities faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of multiple, complex challenges, they found ways to weather the storm that is COVID-19 and continue servicing their students.
Certainly, COVID-19 remains a central topic in education, but I also expect a focus on a number of other issues facing higher education today.Continue reading
Your mental health plays a large role in your overall well-being. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans have reported a decline in their mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 45% of U.S. adults have reported distress during these times.Continue reading
Should Students Get Renters Insurance for Their College Dorm?
This is a great question and one more and more students and parents are asking.
Moving out of the house and onto your college campus is an exciting transition that comes with plenty of new considerations:
- Where and how to get food
- How to select classes
- What extracurriculars to join
- How to balance priorities
- And plenty of other social activities of course!
Two other considerations are “what happens if my stuff gets stolen or damaged in the dorm?”, and “what if someone else gets hurt in my dorm room?”.
With all of the responsibilities and opportunities that come with the college transition, constantly worrying about these factors is an unwelcome addition!
For some, the answer to “should I get renters insurance for my dorm?” may be a quick and simple yes if your college mandates this for students living on campus.Continue reading
Is Self-Funding Right for Your Student Health Insurance Plan?
Thinking about self-funding your student health plan? If so, it’s important to conduct due diligence to determine whether it is appropriate for your institution and conduct a feasibility study. This article suggests five steps to consider before proceeding.Read more
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