State Association Provides Concussion Insurance for Students

Posted by Jacob Plunkett on 9/12/17 4:56 PM

On its face, the NFHS Network provides live access to high school sports for fans, parents, grandparents, etc. who can't be at games and events in person. Another (perhaps lesser known) aspect of the Network is that it provides schools and state associations with an additional revenue stream - a portion of the money made off of subsciptions goes back to them - to use how they see fit.

The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) decided to use their additional funds to take out an insurance policy for their more than 25,000 high school sports participants, providing coverage for concussions. This policy means that families of student-athletes who suffer a concussion will be protected from any out-of-pocket expenses.

When asked how the WHSAA will pay for the new policy, Commissioner Ron Laird offered some insight: "With the money we have received through our agreement with the NFHS Network, we have been able to create a revenue stream to cover the approximately $37,000+ premium."

The coverage extends to students in grades five through twelve, participating in any game or event sanctioned by the WHSAA.

This begs the question: What would you like to see YOUR state association use their NFHS Network funds for?

To read the entire Business Wire release, click HERE.