WISCONSIN -- The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association will soon offer insurance for all of its student athletes who suffer a concussion during a game or practice.
The WIAA purchased a policy for all of its student athletes providing them with zero out-of-pocket costs should they suffer a concussion.
The WIAA's Headstrong Concussion Insurance Program would serve as a secondary insurance after the student's insurance is billed.
The policy costs $1.50 per athlete.
There are approximately 80,000 student athletes annually in Wisconsin.
The program will go into effect in August of 2017.
It covers every student athlete in grades 6 through 12 while taking part in any practice or game sanctioned by the WIAA.
The maximum benefit is $25,000 per injury.
There is no deductible per claim.
"We don't want a single student athlete to not be evaluated or treated for a concussion because of the cost," said the former WIAA Board of Control President, Mike Beighley.
Wisconsin is the fourth state to provide this coverage for all student athletes.