Higher Ed Healthcare News

Gallagher Student Health partners with SilverCloud Health to bring behavioral health services to college campuses
PR NewswireJune 6, 2018

SilverCloud Health Limited, a global provider of evidence-based online mental healthcare solutions for health systems and payers, and Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk, a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., have formed an exclusive partnership to change the way behavioral...

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Understanding the Issue: Medicaid 101
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskJune 6, 2018

Medicaid has been in existence for over half a century and remains one of the largest health insurance coverage programs (even when compared to the individual marketplace) since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet there are still millions of Americans admittedly unclear...

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The hidden costs every international student at US universities should know about
Study International NewsJune 5, 2018

Budgeting is a crucial part of the parcel for international students trying to decide where to study. There are many hidden costs when it comes to higher education in the US. To help you avoid making unnecessary financial blunders, here are the top five areas you should research and...

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Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety But Schools Can't Keep Up
TimeMarch 19, 2018

Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade...

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International Grad Students' Interest in American Higher Ed Marks First Decline in 14 Years
The Chronicle of Higher EducationJanuary 30, 2018

For the first time in more than a decade, applications and enrollments by international graduate students at American colleges and universities declined in 2016-17, a new study has found. The study, conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools, suggests a continued softening of...

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Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think
The Wall Street JournalJanuary 8, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Republicans on Capitol Hill are advocating a fundamental rethink of higher education, pushing for more vocational programs and shorter pathways to credentials.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access to Healthcare through Small Business Health Plans
U.S. Department of LaborJanuary 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.

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2017 Health Careers Scholarship 17th Annual Awards Banquet
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskSeptember 28, 2017

2017 marks the 17th annual Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program, and its banquet celebration honoring recipients for their exceptional academic ambitions in the healthcare field. Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk has been investing in the healthcare community...

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Should You Sign Up Your Teen for a College Health Insurance Plan?
Consumer ReportsAugust 10, 2017

If you're preparing to send your child off to college soon, you're probably focused on squeezing in some last-minute family time and picking up all the necessary dorm gear. Here's one other thing to add to your list: Research his or her health insurance options.

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Higher Education Healthcare?
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskAugust 1, 2017

The idea of telemedicine may sound like an episode of Star Trek to some. However, the reality is that the practice of delivering medical care remotely using communications technology has been in existence in some form for almost 20 years. Across these nearly two decades, there have...

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New Waiver Enhancements
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskJuly 11, 2017

We are committed to making your student health insurance program better every year. To improve your students' experience with the online waiver process, we have added new features to the waiver form and made waiver denial communication more user-friendly. Now, students can: Save an...

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The Threat of Rising Specialty Drug Costs to Student Health Insurance Plans (and possible strategies to help mitigate the burden)
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskMay 1, 2017

Although there's virtually no avoiding the prevalent societal buzz dissecting President Trump's every move (and tweet) relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we must not overlook other fundamental trends impacting higher education student health insurance...

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Key Provision Comparison: ACHA and PPACA
Gallagher Student Health & Special RiskMay 5, 2017

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act ("AHCA"), a bill that seeks to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). The AHCA is now before the Senate where Republicans hold a 52-48...

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