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Monday - September 11, 2017 2:16 am

WIAA covering student athletes with free concussion insurance

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Covers grades 6-12, cost association $1.50 per athlete for 80,000 students 

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is among a handful of states that are covering student athlete concussions.

The WIAA will have access to concussion insurance free of charge. The association has purchased its concussion insurance policy, called HeadStrong.

The policy will cover kids in grades 6-12 participating in sports sanctioned by the association. It doesn't include insurance for those playing club sports.

The policy, offered by a national insurance company, costs the association $1.50 per child, but it's free to all member schools. It's intended to be a secondary insurance, so if a student or family already has insurance, that kicks in first.

According to the WIAA, the policy covers approximately 80,000 annually.

The policy will cover all associated medical costs, such as prescriptions and doctor's visits.

Last modified on Monday - September 11, 2017 2:28 am
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