- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The University of Oregon’s proposal to launch a self-funded health care plan for students has been put on hold as members of the school’s Board of Trustees deemed the proposal risky and complicated.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Kclamd ) the university halted the UOCare plan Wednesday amid the board’s skepticism and plans to launch the program next year.

Trustees questioned whether the university should take the risk or outsource student health to a major health insurance company.

Vice president for student life, Robin Holmes, says administrators will be arranging a series of information sessions this summer to familiarize the board with the plan’s details.

Most universities partner with health insurance companies that provide coverage to students. About 30 schools have self-insured plans including Harvard, Princeton and Yale.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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