EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation will now have an extra layer of insurance for more than 2,500 high school student athletes in the event they need treatment for concussion-related injuries.
The EVSC Foundation has invested in the Headstrong Concussion Insurance Program that completely covers the cost of treatment and follow-up of concussion-related injuries.
“We are excited to offer this for our student athletes,” said Andy Owen, EVSC director of athletics and physical education. “We have worked tirelessly the past several years with our community partners to help reduce the number and severity of concussions we see in our students. Headstrong Concussion Insurance is just another way that we can support our student athletes and their families. We are thankful to the EVSC Foundation for allowing this to be possible.”
Students who receive a concussion in any IHSAA sanctioned sport, as well as cheerleading, will be eligible for coverage.
(This story was originally published on October 8, 2019)