Enrollment for optional student accident insurance available
Posted on 05/09/2018
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Many parents without insurance coverage worry about protecting their children in the event of an illness or injury. Optional student accident insurance is an inexpensive way to provide medical coverage in such events. Student accident insurance is not just for those without health insurance. Optional student accident insurance is a secondary level of coverage for those students who are already covered under a parent or guardian’s primary insurance plan. In such cases, optional student accident insurance may cover expenses not paid by the primary insurance plan such as co-pays and other out-of-pocket expenses. 

Student accident insurance is available for purchase at a group rate with two plans offered through the School Division for the 2018–19 school year. Enrollment for both plans is open as of July 1. 

Markel Insurance has a $75,000 maximum coverage limit. For more information or to enroll in the plan offered by Markel Insurance, call 877.444.5014 or visit http://markel.sevencorners.com. 

VML Insurance Program costs less and has a $25,000 maximum coverage limit. For more information or to enroll in the plan offered by VML Insurance Programs, call 800.727.7642 or visit https://www.k12specialmarkets.com. 

PWCS does not provide accident coverage for students but offers the optional insurance for purchase from external companies as a way to help parents recover medical costs.