(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Board of Regents for Higher Education is set to vote on a proposal next week that could see the elimination of the mandatory health insurance plan offered to state university students.

The Board’s Finance and Infrastructure Committee approved the measure today.

The plan was put in place prior to changes in state and health insurance plans.

But Regents President Mark Ojakian says while it’s a generous plan, enrollment has declined while coverage costs have increased.

Presently, the annual premium for the CSCU plan is over $2,900.

Officials say while little more than 11-percet of students were enrolled system wide, Central report a 9-percent enrollment last year, down to 5.7-percent this year.

In addition, regents say Medicaid, federal subsidy and state exchange changes offer plans at little to no cost to students.


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