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Utah State University Student Health Insurance Costs Decline

Utah State University Student Health Insurance Costs Decline



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The price of student health insurance at Utah State University will decrease about 15 percent next school year, university officials said.

The lower costs are a result of fewer claims being made in 2005 and 2006. The school's least expensive health insurance plan will drop from $2,093 per individual to $1,780, and from $7,305 per couple to $6,210 for the 2007-2008 school year.

USU insurance coordinator Noell Hansen said he hopes insurance costs will remain stable. "I hope that we wouldn't see a significant increase where the price would jump right back up in a year," Hansen said. "It's hard to say because it will depend on usage (of the system)."

The lower insurance costs come as student leaders discuss asking administrators to make student health insurance mandatory. The school's student government is expected to vote on the proposal next week.

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Information from: The Herald Journal.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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