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yougogirl

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How do pharmacy students take care of their health insurance? If they work a few hours a week (if allowed), will their employers be able to give them health insurance?
 

ajh88

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The couple of schools I have looked at actually require you to have full coverage insurance - if you are covered under an employer plan, great. If not, you have to buy their coverage - the one I found pricing for was $1800 a year for the student (includes prescription coverage too). I don't know if all schools are like this though.
 

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My school has an insurance plan you can sign up for if you don't have your own insurance. The cost ($2400 a year in my case) is calculated into your budget amount for financial aid and loans.
 

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The school I got accepted too also have student Health plan included in your cost of attendance and they give you financial aid accordingly. If your school has a medical center the coverage is actually cheaper.
 

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In Illinois, all college students are required to have health insurance, and so, the colleges offer it. Since my school has a medical center, it is extremely cheap, $300 per semester, but it is an in house HMO.
 

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Oregon State, USC, LLU, and Western all had insurance available. I'm going to compare to my COBRA for cost since I'll probably have to quit so I can attend regardless of where. COBRA should go up to 18 months if I go that route. Hopefully I'll be able to get some sort of state-sponsored insurance, if not I'd probably go through the school.
 

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I believe most schools offer their insurance plan if you don't already have one.

Health insurance through the school should be decent, but if you really want a specific one then you'll have to work/shop around for it.
 
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