Questions to Ask During an Intercollegiate Athletics Insurance Program Review

When reviewing an intercollegiate athletics insurance program, there are many elements to consider. Based on the NCAA’s Effective Practices for Managing Student-Athlete Insurance (2018), here are some questions to think about as you evaluate your program’s policies. Administration Do you have a formal risk management team? Who are your risk management representatives? Do you have … Continued

A Few Words of Advice for New Athletic Trainers

I attended a UCLA medical school graduation a couple weeks ago and the ceremony made me recall the beginning of my own athletic training career. I can remember the day I received the envelope with the news that I had passed my Board of Certification exam. (That was the old days—it arrived by snail mail … Continued

Reducing Risk in Intercollegiate Athletic Programs through a Safety-Centered Culture

All intercollegiate athletics programs come with inherent risk that may result in a range of injuries or even death, despite the safety precautions in place. To create the safest possible environment, participants in an athletic program—administrators, coaches, healthcare providers, and student-athletes—must have a shared philosophy that the health, safety, and welfare of the student-athletes takes … Continued

Introducing Andy Massey, Relation’s Athletics Risk Consultant

  Hi, I’m Andy, Relation’s athletics risk consultant. They say that experience is a great teacher. Thirty-four years as an athletic trainer, and seven additional years of athletic training education as a high school student, undergraduate student, and graduate assistant have taught me a lot about athletics and shaped the style of care and the administrative … Continued

Your College’s Health Claims Report Arrived—Now What?

4 ways to understand and optimize your student health insurance plan Claims data can provide a wealth of knowledge—if you know where to look. To start, be sure to keep your eye on these four data points that can help identify costly problems or student trends that need addressing. Determine whether atypical large claims are … Continued

The Exchange Reality

By Michael Babore, Executive Vice President, Ascension Collegiate Solutions I have worked in the student insurance marketplace for over 15 years. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the past three years have been the most challenging for our clients and the marketplace in general. The first challenge was understanding how the ACA … Continued

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