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Students shopping for a college may soon have to consider the quality of the campus health plan along with the academics.

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President Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires individuals, including students, to have a level of coverage well beyond what’s traditionally been offered by most colleges.  As a result, premiums are rising by several hundred dollars a year to around $2,000 per student, The Wall Street Journal reports. And while the new health-care law allows parents to enroll children in their own insurance plans until age 26, experts say there is still a lost generation of young people without coverage. “If it’s a close call between two colleges, students should make health insurance the deciding factor,” says Stephen J. Rose, a research professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce in Washington, D.C.

Analysts say rising premiums will hurt one group of students in particular: those whose parents can’t afford decent health care of their own. Young people have the highest uninsured rate of any age group — 30% for those aged between 19 and 25, the period most students spend in higher education – according to the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation.  Half of the uninsured young adults come from low-income families, the foundation said. Meanwhile, students are spending more years in undergraduate and graduate school due to the weak economy, says Kevin Flynn, president of Healthcare Advocates.

Students shouldn’t feel pressured into signing up for college health plans, as they’re often not as generous as those obtained through the individual market, experts say. For instance, college plans sometimes stipulate a sick student must visit the college medical center for a doctor’s referral, which could delay or even preempt a much-needed hospital visit, says Aaron Smith, executive director of Young Invincibles, a student health-care reform group. Other schools have required students to purchase a “school mini-med plan” with annual benefit caps as low as $1,000. These provide “almost no protection when students actually get sick or injured,” Smith says.

To avoid paying more, parents should think ahead and choose a family plan that covers their children for all medical emergencies and subsequent care — even when they’re going to school out of state, experts say. “Not doing this is the predominate reason parents take out an additional student health plan,” Flynn says. Most employer health-care plans have basic out-of-state-coverage for children, he says. For those that have only have limited out-of-state coverage, he suggests a high-deductible student health plan, which typically starts at $100 a month and would satisfy the rules under Obamacare. Students should then return home for all other routine care and prescriptions. That means lower monthly premiums, of course, but could also result in higher out-of-pocket expenses if the student develops a serious illness or has an accident on the football field.

To be sure, the new law does may make some student health plans more appealing. For one, it prohibits all plans from having “lifetime coverage limits” — where a serious illness or accident could max out their health coverage. It also bans excluding students under 19 for pre-existing conditions, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid.org, which tracks student debt.

And some states are taking their own steps to make the plans better.  In Massachusetts, for instance, several colleges found a way around hiking premiums: they banded together to form the “Student Health Program Group Purchasing Initiative,” which covers 12,000 state university and community college students. “This is the type of innovative approach that more schools across the country should be looking at,” Smith says.

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Greek protests escalate over refugee camps
Film flops hurt 21st Century Fox outlook
Crackdown on college financial-aid cheats


U.S. ECONOMY
Wholesale inventories fall for third month in row
NFIB survey hints wage gains are fleeting
Job openings are second highest on record

White House forecasts decade-best economic growth
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Deutsche Bank co-CEO says bank is ‘rock solid’
Deutsche Bank shares fall again in bank rout

Why the selloff in European bank stocks is ominous
Bank stocks have taken enough: analyst

IEA warns oil surplus will be worse than expected
IEA warns oil surplus will be bigger than expected
Oil rises, shrugging off IEA report

Oil industry woes grow as storage levels hit ‘critical level’
Oil woes grow as storage hits ‘critical’ level

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way
99-cents-a-gallon gas may be on its way: 24/7 Wall St.

Is the gold rally the real deal or ‘fool’s gold’?
Teen can keep $20,000 gold bar found in lake
Gold one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016

Nikkei skids 5% as 10-year bond yield moves negative
Japan minister warns against yen’s ‘rough’ rise

Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks slip
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall


Record number of Americans give up citizenship

Google CEO Sundar Pichai gets $199 million in stock

Europe’s battles: migrants, ‘Brexit’ and ECB
German output, exports drop in December
Roubini: Welcome to the New Abnormal


Resist the urge to buy this stock pullback: J.P. Morgan

Yelp’s billion-dollar path hits a detour
Yelp posts earnings early, CFO to step down


Tesla downward revision is among the biggest
Tesla earnings: Model 3, Model X in focus

Computer virus wants to remind you to have a nice day
Justice Department data exposed in breach

23 stocks they’re throwing out with the bathwater

This has been the No. 1 car in America for decades
Cars sink through ice at winter festival
How far can you go on $50 in gas?



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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,842 -11 0.62%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,079 -24 1.15%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,197 -1 0.10%
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U.K. 10yr
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Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
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