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Policy on Insurance Coverage for Student-Athletes •


If a student does not have a personal medical insurance policy, the student will have the opportunity to enroll in the United Health Care insurance program at The cost of the policy, $1,350, will automatically be added to the student’s Quinnipiac school bill.

The United Health Care Group insurance program meets the requirement for student-athletes who must purchase their own personal medical insurance policy.

A student-athlete’s personal medical insurance policy must be valid prior to the day the student-athlete begins participating in any required athletically-related activities (e.g. practice, strength and conditioning activities, captains’ practices, etc.). The medical insurance policy must cover any claims made while attending school in Connecticut and practicing and competing as a student-athlete.

Student-athletes are required to maintain their personal medical insurance policy throughout the academic year as well as any time a team’s season extends beyond the academic year. A student-athlete is required to immediately inform the Sports Medicine staff of any change in their personal, medical insurance coverage. Failure to do so could result in the student-athlete being financially responsible for costs incurred as a result of an athletically related injury.

A student-athlete’s personal medical insurance policy is required to cover activities and injuries relating to intercollegiate athletics participation. If the personal medical insurance policy does not cover activities and injuries related to intercollegiate athletics participation, the student-athlete is required to obtain another policy that will cover such activities.

Any injury sustained while participating in intercollegiate athletics will first be the responsibility of the studentathlete’s personal medical insurance policy. The university will only cover actual expenses related to the claim and will not reimburse for initial individual plan deductibles.

Quinnipiac University has a medical insurance policy which serves as a secondary medical insurance policy for its’ student-athletes. This insurance policy will help with costs not covered by the student-athlete’s primary medical insurance policy. This secondary insurance is not a substitute for a student-athlete having coverage from primary, personal medical insurance coverage Quinnipiac University’s secondary insurance policy coverage will only be valid to help cover costs due to injuries directly caused by participation in intercollegiate athletics. Sickness and/or injury that occur in the dorm are examples of incidents that would not be covered by the University’s secondary policy.

NCAA rules prohibit colleges and universities from paying any medical costs for an injury or illness not directly caused by participation in intercollegiate athletics. It is for this reason student-athletes are required to have their own personal medical insurance coverage. Quinnipiac University strongly recommends student-athletes contact their current medical insurance carrier to verify that their policy will cover non-emergency athletic injuries and general illness while attending a college in the state of Connecticut.

A student-athlete who seeks consultations outside the Quinnipiac Department of Athletics team physician, without prior communication with the Quinnipiac Athletic Training Department, will do so at their own expense. Quinnipiac will not pay for any subsequent medical visits that are sought by the student-athlete.

A few student-athletes who do not have primary medical insurance coverage may qualify to have the Department of Athletics purchase insurance on their behalf, in accordance with NCAA rules. If you indicated below that you do not have a primary medical insurance policy which would cover you for your participation in intercollegiate athletics while attending school in Connecticut please read the next page of this document

Quinnipiac University REQUIRES all students to have a personal medical insurance policy. All students are required to go login to the website complete all information.

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Profile for Jack McDonald

2012-13 Quinnipiac Staff Handbook  

2012-13 Quinnipiac Staff Handbook

2012-13 Quinnipiac Staff Handbook  

2012-13 Quinnipiac Staff Handbook