Low cost student health insurance should be a concern of all students. College and university students come in all shapes and sizes, meaning, while one student may have his or her parents’ health insurance plan to fall back on, another student may not. While one student may be able to use his or her spouses’ health insurance policy, another student may not be married. In other words, each student has his or her own situation, but one fact remains universal: all students need low cost health insurance.
Thanks to some colleges and universities, getting low cost student health insurance isn’t a problem. There are colleges and universities that offer affordable health care to their students. If your college or university offers health care benefits, there is certain further information you need – aside from the cost – to determine whether or not the health care is actually low cost.
Ask the following questions:
1. What medical services are offered? Does the health care plan cover only colds and flu cases, or can you receive treatment for other health issues?
2. Are pre-existing health conditions covered? If you have a pre-existing health condition, you may need to seek health care for that condition elsewhere.
3. Am I required to seek care from a specific medical professional? Many colleges and universities have a few, or several, doctors they contract to provide students with medical attention. Find out who these doctors are and whether or not you’re comfortable seeing them.
4. Are prescription medications covered? Whether you are currently taking prescription medications, or may be prescribed medication upon a future visit to the doctor, could mean additional money out of your pocket if the student health care plan doesn’t cover medicine.
5. What happens if I need to visit the emergency room? We all know that health problems can arise out of no where, and we all know that emergency room visits can be expensive.