Gender reassignment insurance included in UC Berkeley health plan

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A spectrum of different procedures associated with the transition and maintenance are covered. The University of California Berkeley announced that gender reassignment insurance coverage is included in its health plans. This means transgender students will be able to obtain coverage for a wide range of elective procedures linked to transitioning. The coverage includes quite an array of different procedures such as electrolysis hair removal. Students traditionally feel frustrated with the cost of health plans. This year, transgender students may feel relief from the gender reassignment insurance coverage. This announcement occurred…

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Iowa public universities owe millions to insurance company

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The post secondary institutions have refused to pay for a health plan subsidy program but they still owe the money. Public universities in Iowa have been standing their ground and refusing to pay an insurance company millions of dollars in fees which would cover a program meant to provide residents with medical risks with a subsidy for their health plans. The universities had been billed for the fees but until now have refused to fork over the money for it. That said, the Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that the…

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Health insurance program at University of Central Arkansas to change

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The board of trustees at the college has voted to alter the design in order to become a self-insured model. The board of trustees at the University of Central Arkansas has now put the school’s health insurance program in the spotlight as it will be changing the current design for employees to one that is based on a self-insured model. The changes that have been made to the coverage program will go into effect in January. When the insurance program changes were put to a vote, they were passed unanimously…

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Graduate student health insurance subsidy returns to the University of Missouri

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Following some heavy backlash, the administrators at the college have changed their minds. Administrators at the University of Missouri have now decided that they will be offering student health insurance subsidies to graduate students who are working at the college, after all. This is a direct reversal of the decision that had been made last week, in which they had decided to cut the funding. This change of heart with regards to the student health insurance subsidies has arrived after some serious backlash occurred against the university. Graduate students threatened…

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University of Toledo student insurance no longer required

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There is no longer a regulation for enrollment, but it remains possible to voluntarily enroll if desired. The student insurance that used to be required for everyone going to the University of Toledo has now been changed to a voluntary coverage, which is available to anyone who Is taking at least one credit hour per semester. The reason behind the decision is that many of the students attending the university no longer require the coverage. The reason is that because of the federal health care reforms, student insurance often overlaps…

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University of Oregon looks to launch its own health insurance plan

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University could provide a health care plan for its students The University of Oregon may be looking to build its own health insurance plan for its students. Oregon does have a health insurance exchange in place, where individuals and groups can find coverage at reasonable rates, but the university believes that it can better serve its students by providing them with their own plan. Some students may be able to enjoy the insurance coverage of their families, but others go without coverage because of its cost and the cost of…

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Student health insurance plan axed at Boise State

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Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, the school will be discontinuing the coverage that it provides. Boise State has announced the results of a meeting held by the State Board of Education, in which it was decided that the student health insurance plan would no longer be available as of the start of the Fall 2015 semester. The original university health plan requirements for students is going to be amended for that time. Though it will still be necessary for full-time students to provide proof that they have a student…

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Health care reforms too expensive for California State students

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Uninsured students are claiming that they’d like to purchase the coverage but it costs too much. According to the results of a poll that were recently released, students from California State University would like to be able to sign up for coverage under the health care reforms, but they believe that it is too expensive. The survey showed that this is the primary reason that students there have avoided enrollment so far. The research involved the responses of 836 students from the university, among whom at least 80 percent said…

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Insurance refund total of $2.75 million and a fine to be paid by insurer

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A company based in Virginia will be issuing the payments on top of a $1 million fine after being caught overcharging. An insurer based in Virginia will be sending out an insurance refund that totals $2.5 million on top of a fine that will cost almost $1 million in order to settle the claims that have been made that indicate that it had been overcharging students in New York. Estimates are that there were approximately 22,000 students from 37 New York colleges that were overcharged. The insurance refund and fine…

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An overview of health insurance for young adults

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An overview of federal law In the U.S., health insurance is undergoing major changes spurred by the Affordable Care Act. The federal law has introduced many new regulations designed to govern health care throughout the country and the law’s provisions will have a dramatic impact on the way health insurance works and how accessible it is, especially for young adults. While young people may be quite knowledgeable of certain things, especially if it has to do with pop culture, many people are confused about what the Affordable Care Act means…

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