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Healey, William Albert||Dean, Mark E.

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Physical Education


Athletics; Insurance; Accident


The purpose of this study was to make a comparative analysis of the student financial benefits available to students injured in school sponsored activities. This study included personal interviews with insurance agents and high school athletic directors. It also included a questionnaire sent to the principal of each high school in the Rock River Division of the Illinois Education Association, Replies to the questionnaire were received from twenty-eight (28) of the twenty-nine (29) high schools or about ninety six percent (96%). The returned questionnaires indicated that thirteen (13) commercial insurance companies are now serving the Rock River Division schools. None of the high schools had their own benefit plan. Insurance rates and coverages seem to be quite standardized. Probably the most interesting fact discovered in the entire survey was the fact that only two (2) of the twenty-eight (28) schools answering the questionnaire had insurance with the same company that they were insured with five (5) years ago. This high turn-over of insurance companies would seem to indicate a general dissatisfaction with present student insurance plans.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes map.


v, 62 pages




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