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March 9, 2005

ULM Offers New Health Insurance to Students

In an effort to aid students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who might not have health insurance, the university is offering an option. A newly revised insurance policy, geared to cover student sickness and injury, is available to all enrolled students. Domestic students have the option of purchasing this insurance while it's a required purchase for international students who do not already have insurance.

Camile Currier, Associate Dean of Student Services, suggests students who are not yet covered by any policy, purchase this insurance. "Due to the affordability and excellent coverage provided, this insurance policy is a major benefit for all students," Currier said.

Last year, the insurance base cost for students at ULM was $162 per semester for $100,000 maximum benefit without prescription drug coverage. The new policy with a $50,000 maximum benefit and same coverage, will cover prescription drugs and include options for dental and eye coverage at a cost of $120 per semester. Insurance for a full year will be $310 for domestic students. International students pay by semester. All students are allowed to purchase additional coverage for their spouses and dependents.

The Office of Student Services has offered insurance for ULM students for a number of years. "We established an insurance policy as a service to ULM students who are no longer covered under their family plans, or married students who are enrolled, to give them a sickness and medical insurance plan at a reasonable price," said

The insurance is currently available in the Student Services office or online at General information and brochures can be obtained from the Office of Student Services located in the Student Union Building Room, 201. Other information can be obtained by calling Mega Life directly at 800-767-0700.

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