I start CRNA school in August, and I will no longer be working enough to qualify for health insurance benefits. Most plans I've researched seem quite expensive, especially for a full-time student without a substantial income. What do most students do? Pay the $150/month?
Apr 5, '03
Good question. I don't know what others are doing about health insurance, but I am just going to suck it up and pay. I think most schools offer health plans that are better than you can find privately. Maybe someone who has started school already could shed some more light on this topic?
Apr 5, '03
Jaybird - I haven't checked on them in a while but there is website ehealthinsurance.com and they work with over 150 insurance agencies and help you find good rates. They are reputable. I will no longer have health insurance as of June and they will be my first port of call. Just maybe have a quick gander and see if you can get cheaper than $150.. I do not work for them just passing on some info.
Apr 7, '03
I was just reading an article about the importance of not only having health insurance while in school, but having decent
health insurance. Apparently some colleges have pretty good insurance programs, while others are bare bones. The article told a few terrible stories that had happened to full time grad students with serious illnesses and sub-standard insurance policies, one of whom had to declare bankruptcy. I think all universities have to offer some form of insurance, but there are no laws on minimum coverage amounts, lifetime max payments, etc. The school I am heading to offers what looks to be decent coverage for about $1000/yr. I found the info at a link from the university's web site. If you know where you want to attend school, I'd check that route as well.
The article I read was in US News and World Report, but it's been truncated online in favor of trying to get you to buy the new 2004 grad school guide that just came out. Here's the link to what is still there though:
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