Phone : (800) 827-4695
    Re: Student Injuries and Insurance

    2021-2022 School Year

    Dear Parent/Legal Guardian:
    The safety of our students is of critical importance to all of us and we want to protect them from injury. Even so, accidents do happen (at school
    and elsewhere) and required medical care can be expensive. Please know that your school does not assume responsibility for such costs but
    does offer you access to several student accident insurance plans for voluntary purchase. Details can be found in the attached
    brochure/enrollment form.

    Options are available to cover your child 24/7, anywhere in the world or you can limit coverage to school-related injuries only. The plans do not
    restrict your choice of doctors or hospitals. However, you’ll also have access to an extensive network of providers with discounted fees.
    Seeking care through contracted providers may further reduce your out-of-pocket costs, particularly if your child needs surgery or

    Also offered is the pay-as-you-go Student Accident & Sickness Plan which covers sickness as well as injury, in and out of school. The Dental
    Accident plan can be of particular value with younger students as final treatment to injured teeth often needs to be deferred until after they

    Common emergency benefits – Regardless of the benefit level selected, all of the accident medical plans and the Student Accident &
    Sickness Plan will cover eligible charges for Ambulance, Emergency Room and Emergency Room Physician at 100% of Usual, Customary and
    Reasonable charges (UCR) up to plan limits.

    Enhanced benefits for qualified concussions – If an insured student suffers a concussion while participating in any covered activity and is
    consequently removed from play from his/her interscholastic sport per the school’s formal concussion protocols, then any deductible or inside
    limit features of the plan are waived and eligible charges for the evaluation and treatment of the concussion are paid at 100% of UCR subject to
    remaining policy terms and conditions.

    Interscholastic Sports – Please know that all plans offered (other than the Dental Accident Plan) may be used to comply with applicable state
    and local insurance requirements for participation in interscholastic sports (coverage for tackle football is offered on a stand-alone basis).

    COVID-19 – After schools were physically closed in March of 2020, the administrator of this program - Myers-Stevens & Toohey (MST) worked
    with the underwriting insurance company to make several adjustments to the insurance program. In brief, they included: 1) qualified extension
    of coverage to distance learning at home; 2) qualified coverage for COVID-19 testing costs; 3) the addition of Telemedicine as a covered
    service; 4) qualified extension of coverage for school activities pushed beyond the last day of instruction; 5) related extension of coverage to
    graduated students participating in such postponed activities and 6) modified claims forms and procedures. Details can be found on the MST
    website www.myers-stevens.com . At this time, these adjustments continue to apply to the 2021-2022 School Year insurance program. .As
    matters concerning COVID continue to evolve, updates will be posted on the MST website  www.myers-stevens.com

    You are strongly encouraged to carefully review the information provided. If your child already has health coverage, the student insurance plans
    offered can also be used to expand choice of providers and help cover the high deductibles and 30% to 40% cost sharing obligations imposed
    by many health plans today.

    To enroll, please visit www.myers-stevens.com ; instructions for enrollment are available on the website. While your child is eligible to enroll at
    any time, one-time-pay rates for the accident medical plans and Dental Accident Plan are the same regardless of enrollment date. As such, you
    are encouraged to consider enrollment now in order to include coverage for this summer and the full 2021-2022 School Year. Once processing
    is completed, an ID card verifying coverage will be mailed home to you.

    If you have any questions concerning the coverages available, COVID 19 adjustments or need help with enrollment, please call Myers-Stevens
    & Toohey at (800) 827-4695. Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in Spanish.

    Washtucna School District
Last Modified on June 21, 2021