By Devin Dziuk
Students who need medical assistance as a result of an accident on or off campus are covered through insurance provided through a $4 fee paid with registration.
The Compulsory Student Injury Insurance Plan is underwritten through the Monumental Life Insurance Co. It is administered through Bollinger Insurance.
This program provides insurance to students who are involved in accidents while enrolled at an Alamo Community College District college.
It covers a specified amount depending on the injury. The coverage will pay for injuries such as an eye, hand and foot. It pays up to $5,000 for loss of life.
To file a claim, students must go to the student health center located in Room 119 of Chance Academic Center.
“You are covered 24/7, wherever you are,” said Josie Noriega, licensed vocational nurse with the college health center.
“We will help you fill out the necessary paperwork to file a claim.”
Noriega said students who use the coverage are covered only for accidents and not other health issues such as the flu.
Students can get the necessay forms from the health center to notify the company of claims.
Noriega did not know how many students have used the insurance.