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
The AHP blog features the latest updates and best practices in student health.
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
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
A Foundational Approach
by Jeff Struckle, Specialty Insurance Solutions, Inc.
It is intriguing to watch the security measures put in place for large sporting events. Metal detectors, bag checks, security personnel, and police officers are on-site to protect athletes, staff, and fans. While nothing can be 100% safe, the more measures put in place, the more things are protected.
Though not on the same scale, protecting an Athletic Accident Insurance plan is similar. The more layers of protection applied to insulate claims, the greater the likelihood expenses will be reduced. The in-house care provided by athletic trainers and the utilization of a student athlete’s primary health insurance plan are important risk management components. They serve as the foundation for protecting and reducing medical expenses on Athletic Accident Insurance plans. However, even with these in place, there is still significant exposure.Continue reading
All adults in the United States are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. With vaccine distribution reaching the general public, a growing proportion of students are now vaccinated. In turn, those vaccinated students should have received a vaccine card.
It’s worthwhile for schools to understand what COVID-19 vaccine cards are and what uses they may have. This article provides an overview of COVID-19 vaccine cards and considerations for supporting students that have COVID-19 vaccine cards.Continue reading
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