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Oct 12, 2022

Top Athletic Trainer Insights Into College Sports Injuries

Top Athletic Trainer Insights Into College Sports Injuries

Do you have your copy of the A-G Specialty Insurance First Annual Collegiate Athletic Department Medical Expense and Insurance Survey? Athletic trainers like you at schools all across the United States have downloaded their free copies to gain insights on their peers’ claims and sports injury data that could make a difference to their programs and their student-athletes’ health and wellness. If you haven’t gotten your copy, download it now.

Injured player on the ground with a soccer ball next to bright teal soccer shoes. This truly unique sports data report on the state of college athletics’ medical expenses is the first survey of its kind to benchmark qualitative and quantitative data on costs and claims with information from both participants and EGBAR, our proprietary, industry-leading claims management system at A-G. Other surveys, such as those from the NCAA, don’t have access to the medical expense information and sports injury data we have from working with more than 675 colleges and universities across the United States.

So what did we find out? Here’s a sneak peek of some of the data.

9 A-G Specialty Insurance Insurance and Athletic Department Survey Insights

Athletic directors across Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA schools participated in the college athlete survey and provided A-G with information about their intercollegiate sports programs.

Here’s what they told us:

  1. The total number of student-athletes covered ranged from 120 to 1,000.
  2. The average insurance premium across all divisions is $200,000.
  3. What the schools pay for:
    • 100% said they pay for injuries
    • 25% said they pay for general medical care
    • 26% said they pay for prescriptions
    • 16% said they pay for vision for all
    • 10% said they pay for vision for some
    • 3% said they pay for dental for all
  4. Team medical providers offer some sort of sponsorship for the athletic program in 45% of schools that responded.
  5. A dedicated insurance coordinator manages the insurance program for 32% of respondents, while 42% place sole responsibility on their athletic training staff.
  6. Mental health coverage, which recognizes the physical, academic, and mental stress student-athletes face daily, is the number one coverage schools wish they could offer.
  7. Nutrition is the second area of concern, understanding that student-athletes should follow a suitable diet to provide enough energy and nutrients for training, performance, and health.
  8. The average total cost per student-athlete is $575.
  9. Risk management is involved in the decision regarding coverage at 19% of institutions, and 30% include the athletics business office.

Close-up of a college football player sitting on the field, holding his injured knee. These nine insights are just a small sampling of the athletic director survey data contained in the report. Combined with the information from our claims database, it provides an invaluable picture of key insurance features, injury trends, and treatment costs you can’t get anywhere else. And, it’s information that could help athletic trainers like you lower medical and premium costs while reducing injury risk and enhancing health and wellness for your student-athletes.

Get Your FREE Copy Of The First Annual A-G Collegiate Athletic Department Medical Expense And Insurance Survey Report

Are you ready to find out how you compare with your peers and discover actionable insights you can use? CLICK HERE to download your copy of the intercollegiate sports survey and take the opportunity to join our mailing list. You’ll not only be notified first about our next survey, but you can also receive our quarterly newsletter.

After you’ve read the report, if you’d like to talk to one of our A-G sports insurance experts about it or how our sports accident insurance and risk management services can help your program, we hope you won’t hesitate to contact us.


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