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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Mandatory and cheap health insurance in UNC, Wilmington this fall

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
The University of North Carolina, Wilmington has announced that health insurance for students will be mandatory starting this fall. It could be insurance purchased from the university tie-ins, or bought elsewhere, or even a combination of both.

The university is offering health insurance to all students from within the campus. The university believes that students will benefit from this scheme because of lower premiums and a better coverage. This would be possible since they will participate in a program that will be used by the entire UNC system.

Students who wish to enroll in the plan can do so by visiting the UNCW website. Students who do not wish to purchase this insurance, need to visit the university website too, and fill in an online waiver form. Such students, who decide to waive out of the program, need to submit proof of health insurance purchased elsewhere. By default, any student not filling in the online waiver will be automatically enrolled in the program.

While it is broadly believed that the university provided insurance could be cheaper than other alternatives, it might not be enough for all purposes and all people. After going through the plan in detail, if you feel that the coverage offered may not be adequate, or that you would be better off with a plan more specifically suited for your needs, it is always good to look at other available health insurance plans. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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