The September 26th edition of the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “How College Health Plans Are Failing Students”. The article fails to address just how few affordable choices students have if the school plan does not meet their needs. GradGuard shares the goal of colleges that seek to mitigate the risks that could interfere with a students goal of completing an education. Health coverage is fundamental to this goal and is addressed through GradGuard’s Student Health Plan. In addition to GradGuard’s Student Health Plan, GradGuard also offers tuition insurance, college renters insurance and the Student Protection Plan.Read More
If you have recently sent a son or daughter off to college, it is critically important that you have a signed Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) in place. This document is important because once your child turns 18, they are legally recognized as an adult and the colleges they are attending generally cannot share medical information with you.In the case where you may need the HCPOA, you may also find yourself needing emergency medical evacuation insurance or be in at risk for losing the investment in that semesters education expenses. GradGuard offers an affordable solution thru its Student Protection Plan, which includes not only tuition insurance but also emergency medical evacuation insurance.Read More
Paul Sullivan of The New York Times describes some of the vital risks that college families should consider in his September 17th article. Please read the entire article here or see a summary of the highlights below. Sullivan commentary is mostly aimed for wealthy parents, but much of the advice he highlights applies to all 19.7 million college students and their families.
The article does a great job of identifying the traditional risks such as the need for renters insurance, ID theft insurance and other more specific insurance programs that can help college families, but it falls short in several important ways. Next Generation Insurance Group’s GradGuard sees risks facing students in many other ways including the need for tuition insurance and the need for emergency medical evacuation insurance. An important footnote, ID theft & resolution services, tuition insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance are included with GradGuard’s Student Protection Plan. GradGuard’s Student Protection Plan is an insurance and benefits bundle that provides real peace of mind to college students and their families.Read More
National Public Radio created a fantastic summary of the Big 5 Issues facing students on campus. GradGuard recognizes that these health issues are also real potential risks that may interrupt an academic semester and also lead to a medical withdrawal. These “Big 5” reminders by NPR are another independent source recognizing the risks to the investment college students and their families make to support them. Thanks to NPR for providing another argument for students to also consider purchasing tuition insurance.Read More
There is a great deal of discussion regarding the involvement of parents in college students lives these days. Most of the attribution as to why is that it is a habit of over-involved parents that is advanced by the availability of technology to “over parent”. Yet this is among the LA Times story by Larry Gordon – also identifies the risk facing parents and the investment they are making as part of the reason for their involvement.Read More
Some times it is easier to hear a message than to read one. As a result, GradGuard has been sharing a message to radio listeners.
There is a lot more to consider than what is in a 30 second spot – but it will give students and parents something to think about. Please listen and let us know your thoughts. http://www.gradguard.com/static/radio/radio.htmlRead More
Next General recently began offering GradGuard, a national group policy available to students at any college. The program provides up to $50,000 of annual tuition insurance for the nonrefunded financial loss associated with attending college. Included in the package also is coverage for identify theft, emergency medical evacuation and even personal-computer coverage. The cost is $239 a year and up, depending on the level of coverage.Read More
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Graduating comes with many responsibilities of adult life from a new home to paying off student loans, graduates have more than a few things on their mind. Prior to the […]Read More
Soon to be graduates of 2010 have found a light at the end of the tunnel, but they’re not there yet. Before graduation ceremonies, students frantically study for finals, attend […]Read More