Waldorf College is vitally interested in making your academic and personal experience meaningful and successful. Your health and wellness are key components of that experience.
Waldorf College requires all residential students with 12 or more credit hours to carry adequate health insurance that is accepted by providers in the Forest City, Iowa area (i.e. Mercy or Mayo systems). This requirement can be met either through a family employee health plan, private insurer, or the plan offered by the College through Bollinger Insurance. Below is a brief summary of the college plan.
Each illness or injury requires the student to complete a claim form for each new illness/injury. The athletic training staff or health service staff will help the student with these forms. Failure of the student to complete the required paperwork will result in the claim being denied.
The following can be found on www.BollingerColleges.com/Waldorf.
*Please note: Waiving online does not guarantee waiving off the Bollinger plan. The plan you are waiving with needs to be adequate and comparable to this plan. If you are unsure, contact Bev Retland in the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.585.8144
Waldorf College’s full-time residential students are automatically enrolled in a supplemental accident insurance plan from August 1, 2013 through August 1, 2014 each year with no additional cost to the student. Please note, this is for accidents and injuries only. It is also an excess plan and never pays as primary; it does not cover illnesses, and only pays after the student’s private health insurance has been processed.
It is always the student’s personal responsibility to pay their medical bills. All students need to rely on their own personal health insurance at all times. Please note the following important considerations with respect to this insurance:
Any amount not covered by the student’s personal health insurance or the supplemental plan is the responsibility of the student and not the responsibility of Waldorf College.
Waldorf never pays for any provider visits. Bills are always the student’s responsibility.
It is important to see or contact the athletic training department or health services immediately following any injury, unless it is an emergency. If the situation is an emergency, the student must still notify the athletic training department or health services within 48 hours of the emergency room visit.
The athletic training staff or health service staff, along with the student, will determine the correct course of action following an injury (i.e. ER, Family Physician, Orthopedist, treat in house, etc.). If a referral to an outside source is necessary, the athletic trainer or health services will follow the necessary procedure in filling out a claim form and injury report.
An injury report must be made to the coach or athletic trainer immediately when the accident/injury occurs. This is how secondary insurance will verify the claim. The athletic trainer or your coach will be able to give you your secondary insurance card to present to your provider.
When seeing a provider, present the student’s personal health insurance card and Waldorf’s secondary insurance card at check in. The provider will submit your claim to your primary insurance and then to Waldorf’s secondary insurance. Any balance not paid by either insurance company is the student’s responsibility.
If you have any questions, please contact Bev Retland in the Business Office at email@example.com or 641.585.8144.
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