Wisconsin Health Service Directors

11-10-2000

Resolution on Student Health Insurance

 

WHEREAS,

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††††††††††† Healthier students and healthier campus communities facilitate learning, promote academic achievement, and lead to improved retention rates, and,

 

WHEREAS,

 

††††††††††† Studentsí health is enhanced by access to 12-month, comprehensive and affordable health insurance, and,

 

WHEREAS,

 

††††††††††† Voluntary enrollment in health insurance plans clearly lead to adverse selection and bad risk pools, which result in:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Upward spiraling premiums

††††††††††††††††††††††† Restricting benefit packages

Declining participation rates

  

THEREFORE:

 

 †††††††††††††††††††††† The Directors of the Wisconsin Student Health Services strongly recommend that the UW-System and other appropriate governing bodies of the private colleges and universities adopt the American College Health Association Standards for Student Health Insurance/Benefits Program (July 2000) and collaborate in the implementation on each campus.

 

 

On 11-10-2000, in LaCrosse, during the fall meeting of the Wisconsin Health Service Directors, the above resolution was affirmed by administrators from the following colleges and universities:




UW-Eau Claire

UW-Green Bay

UW-La Crosse

UW-Madison

UW-Milwaukee

UW-Oshkosh

UW-Parkside

UW-Platteville

UW-River Falls

UW-Stevens Point

UW-Stout

UW-Superior

UW-Whitewater

Marquette University

St. Norbert College