Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 May 2017, 22:30

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Health and life insurance at schools

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 136
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Health and life insurance at schools [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Dec 2007, 12:14
This may not be a very important factor for all, but for some, this may be the biggest factor in deciding on school and also the full time or PT decision. I would really appreciate some detailed info on following:

1) Do schools offer group life insurance? To clarify, group life insurance are the ones that one can get without a medical exam, most of the time. If yes, what is the limit on insurance one can get?

2) Do schools offer group health insurance? To clarify, group health insurance are the ones that one can definitely get, even with major pre-existing condition (uninsurable for individual plans), and without paying extra premiun for the pre-existing condition.

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5222
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 0

Re: Health and life insurance at schools [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Dec 2007, 13:49
hbs.aspirant wrote:
This may not be a very important factor for all, but for some, this may be the biggest factor in deciding on school and also the full time or PT decision. I would really appreciate some detailed info on following:

1) Do schools offer group life insurance? To clarify, group life insurance are the ones that one can get without a medical exam, most of the time. If yes, what is the limit on insurance one can get?

2) Do schools offer group health insurance? To clarify, group health insurance are the ones that one can definitely get, even with major pre-existing condition (uninsurable for individual plans), and without paying extra premiun for the pre-existing condition.

The schools that I know of automatically allow students to participate in their health/life insurance programs after submitting proof of a TB test. That may be different for international students, however.
Manager
Joined: 04 Aug 2005
Posts: 202
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Dec 2007, 07:48
Quote:
The schools that I know of automatically allow students to participate in their health/life insurance programs after submitting proof of a TB test. That may be different for international students, however.

I agree that most schools have some sort of student health insurance that can also be applied for spouses/children. Obviously, if you go to a school that has its own hospital and medical school, the quality will be a bit better. As a matter of fact, I'm going through an ordeal right now trying to get OSU to take their student health insurance off of my fee statement! It is mandatory there for every student to have health insurance and they automatically sign you up for the student health insurance unless you can prove that you have other insurance (which I do).
SVP
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 2303
Schools: Darden
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 475 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Dec 2007, 16:43
Yeah, UVA is like that. Every student must have health insurance, and are automatically signed up through the school system unless they provide evidence of other insurance.
Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5222
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Dec 2007, 19:00
The last I checked, health insurance runs about \$600 p/quarter for a single student. There are marginal savings to be made on a family plan (married couple) and each dependant child thereafter.

UW has the best primary care medical school in the nation, so uninsured students would be foolish not to participate in the benefits available.
SVP
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

04 Dec 2007, 00:34
As for life insurance, I sorta doubt the schools would offer them, but term for a young-ish person is going to be pretty cheap. you can shop online, and I am not aware of any citizenship/residency requirements.
04 Dec 2007, 00:34
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Health Insurance for non-working Spouse 1 09 Apr 2011, 19:30
14 Health insurance in the interim 33 19 Jan 2011, 19:00
1 Health Insurance 5 28 Feb 2010, 06:13
Health Insurance 1 25 Mar 2010, 11:59
Buying Health Insurance Begins With Homework 0 15 May 2009, 12:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by