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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm thinking about going back to school to get my master's or another bachelor's degree so I can get a different job. Does anyone know if most universities offer health insurance? Anyone have experience with getting health insurance through a school? I don't think I'd be able to work full time and go to school at the same time.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The two schools I've been to have had insurance for students. They are state universities though. I don't know how great the plans are or anything but if you go to your school's website and search for their student health page you can usually find info on insurance.
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   Posted 2/12/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I had student health insurance while I was in law school. I remember it being affordable but I also remember that the coverage wasn't the greatest. I didn't have many options as far as what doctors I could see. I would bet this varies school by school.
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   Posted 2/12/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have great student health insurance through my husband. He is still in school and does not have to pay for himself but his coverage is the same as mine. The only pain is having to get my meds through the student health pharmacy. It just means a little extra time and travel.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Health insurance is usually mandatory for f.t. undergrads. With grad students the universities generally assess fees to insure full-timers unless they can supply proof of comparable coverage. You are subject to institutional rules so the quality/price of coverage varies. I met some real idiot residents who were used to staff the university student health offices where I attended grad school. Don't let me discourage you, but attendance at these places is not the way to get great insurance. One is lucky if it's adequate. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I know my university has a student health insurance, but I just use my dad's. My campus' health center sucks though and the pharmacy carries generic prescriptions only (even for things like Claritin).
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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My student health insurance is what i'm using now, so far it's been my saving grace. The university I attend goes through Havard Pilgrim, the coverage has been quite good and affordable.  -> My blog
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   Posted 2/15/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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