Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools will be covered by concussion insurance beginning Aug. 1, 2017.

 

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor

Every high school and junior high school student-athlete in Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools will be covered by concussion insurance beginning Aug. 1, 2017.

For years, the WIAA has been at the forefront of addressing the concussion issue. Now the organization that oversees high school sports is taking on one of the biggest concerns in athletics today.

The WIAA purchased a policy for all student-athletes, approximately 80,000 annually, providing them with zero out-of-pocket costs should they suffer a concussion. Wisconsin is the fourth state to provide this coverage for all student-athletes.

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