Fortis Health: Most College Graduates to Lose Health Insurance in May

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fortis Health

    MILWAUKEE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When they receive their diplomas next
 month, most college graduates will lose health insurance coverage.  May is
 also a time when those who plan to continue their studies can face insurance
 decisions.
     New graduates may go months without health coverage before they land a job
 with benefits.  Any unexpected medical bills during this time could easily
 wipe out their savings.  Large expenses can also seriously jeopardize a
 graduate's financial future for many years, according to Kathy Clark, market
 development director at Fortis Health, a leading health insurer.
     To help students bridge the "coverage gap," Fortis Health offers interim
 health coverage through its Short Term Medical plan.  According to Clark,
 Fortis Health's Short Term Medical is the nation's most popular temporary
 health insurance policy.  It is designed for generally healthy people who just
 need protection from major illnesses and accidents for 1 to 6 months.
     It is also designed to be affordable.  A Washington man graduating from
 college at age 23 would pay about $31 a month for coverage.  (Actual premiums
 vary by age, gender and location.)  Customers can choose more or less
 expensive coverage by selecting a lower or higher deductible and a different
 rate of payment.
     Many graduating students don't have time during their last semester to
 investigate insurance options and go through a lengthy application process.
 That's one reason why Fortis Health created
 http://www.temporaryinsurance.com .  This website lets people research, apply
 for and pay for Short Term Medical in minutes.  Students can also purchase
 Short Term Medical by calling 800-989-2345 or by contacting an independent
 health insurance agent.
     Semester's end is also a time of health insurance decisions for students
 going on to law school, medical school or a graduate program, as well as
 continuing undergrads who are uninsured or dissatisfied with their current
 coverage.  To address the needs of this group, Fortis Health offers Student
 Select, a guaranteed renewable, year-round health policy for full-time college
 students (9 credits or more).  Student Select provides better coverage than
 most school-sponsored plans at a comparable rate.
     Students and their parents can get an instant Student Select quote and
 apply on line at http://www.studentselect.com .  Customers can also call
 800-989-2345 or contact an independent health insurance agent.
 
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    MILWAUKEE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When they receive their diplomas next
 month, most college graduates will lose health insurance coverage.  May is
 also a time when those who plan to continue their studies can face insurance
 decisions.
     New graduates may go months without health coverage before they land a job
 with benefits.  Any unexpected medical bills during this time could easily
 wipe out their savings.  Large expenses can also seriously jeopardize a
 graduate's financial future for many years, according to Kathy Clark, market
 development director at Fortis Health, a leading health insurer.
     To help students bridge the "coverage gap," Fortis Health offers interim
 health coverage through its Short Term Medical plan.  According to Clark,
 Fortis Health's Short Term Medical is the nation's most popular temporary
 health insurance policy.  It is designed for generally healthy people who just
 need protection from major illnesses and accidents for 1 to 6 months.
     It is also designed to be affordable.  A Washington man graduating from
 college at age 23 would pay about $31 a month for coverage.  (Actual premiums
 vary by age, gender and location.)  Customers can choose more or less
 expensive coverage by selecting a lower or higher deductible and a different
 rate of payment.
     Many graduating students don't have time during their last semester to
 investigate insurance options and go through a lengthy application process.
 That's one reason why Fortis Health created
 http://www.temporaryinsurance.com .  This website lets people research, apply
 for and pay for Short Term Medical in minutes.  Students can also purchase
 Short Term Medical by calling 800-989-2345 or by contacting an independent
 health insurance agent.
     Semester's end is also a time of health insurance decisions for students
 going on to law school, medical school or a graduate program, as well as
 continuing undergrads who are uninsured or dissatisfied with their current
 coverage.  To address the needs of this group, Fortis Health offers Student
 Select, a guaranteed renewable, year-round health policy for full-time college
 students (9 credits or more).  Student Select provides better coverage than
 most school-sponsored plans at a comparable rate.
     Students and their parents can get an instant Student Select quote and
 apply on line at http://www.studentselect.com .  Customers can also call
 800-989-2345 or contact an independent health insurance agent.
 
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