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Risk Strategies Student Health Practice Launches First Annual Survey to Look at Student Health Insurance Trends

Ancillary Coverages, Costs and Coverage, International Students, Risk Management, Student Affairs, Value-Added Benefits

15-minute survey incorporates analytics, set to become industry standard for health insurance insights; will provide beneficial data on student plans, costs, and future trends

Grapevine, TX June 22, 2021 – To provide the knowledge and insights that will help improve products and services for colleges and universities, as well as the students they serve, Risk Strategies Student Health Practice is sponsoring its first Annual Nationwide Student Health Benchmarking Survey. The independently developed and analyzed survey findings will establish and track national benchmarks year-over-year on school plan features and emerging trends in health care.

The Risk Strategies Student Health Practice is comprised of Academic HealthPlans (AHP), University Health Plans (UHP), and Specialty Insurance Solutions (SIS). Together, they provide student health insurance consulting and administrative services to over 350 institutions of higher education nationwide and serve more than 450,000 students.

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The Benefits of Tuition Insurance Auto-Enrollment

Ancillary Coverages, Costs and Coverage, Risk Management

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.

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Passwords & Compliance

Risk Management, Uncategorized

Password Security

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.

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Four Virtual Campus Admissions Strategies

Student Affairs

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.

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The Importance of Tuition Insurance

Ancillary Coverages

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.

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