GradGuard has been featured in the Daily Bruin, the daily student newspaper of UCLA. The headline is important and could be something that more schools adopt as a valuable feature of student housing.
We have partnered with UCLA to offer students Renters Insurance coverage, and are happy to read that both college students and the institution find GradGuard Renters Insurance protection valuable.
“This is the first year Housing has suggested a specific company for students to buy insurance from, said Sarah Quinn, director of Housing. Quinn said the UC Office of the President took up the initiative to decrease students’ personal liability.
Quinn said officials chose GradGuard because it offers more benefits tailored for college students than generic insurance companies do. Quinn added GradGuard covers residents under 18 without requiring their parents’ approval and allows students to switch housing during the school year without compromising their coverage. Quinn also said the UCOP did not recommended a specific company to purchase renters insurance from in the past because officials first had to find one which catered to students’ needs at all 10 campuses.
Housing representatives across the University of California system are urging all incoming university residents to purchase GradGuard renters insurance for the 2015-2016 school year to prevent personal liability, although coverage is optional.
UCLA Housing is offering students renters insurance from GradGuard for about $185 per academic year. The insurance is designed to provide coverage for personal items such as laptops that are stolen and to offer financial protection for students who unintentionally damage their dorm.
Read the full article in the Daily Bruin.