Student Health

Flu Season Can Impact Students’ Ability to Succeed in School; Consider Protecting the Investment in College in Case of Medical Withdrawal

With college campuses again buzzing with students, the fall will bring concerns about the flu and other potentially serious illnesses. As parents remind their students to get flu shots, they should also consider how an illness like the flu or mononucleosis can impact academic performance – as well as their finances. Although school is already back in session, it’s not too late to protect the cost of college attendance. GradGuard tuition refund insurance covers the cost of tuition and other non-refunded expenses in the case of a medical withdrawal, and is available at any time before or during the semester.

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In the News

NPR 5 Big Health Issues on Campus – Need for Tuition Insurance

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.

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For Parents
In the News

LA Times – Greater Risk Motivating Helicopter Parents?

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.

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In the News

GradGuard Tuition Insurance – On Boston Radio

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.html

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In the News

Policies Available to Cover Tuition Loss if You Quit School Early

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.

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Paying for College

Tuition Insurance – Don’t Go to College Without Knowing the Risks

Recently there has been some productive discussion regarding how necessary tuition insurance may be to the 19 million students starting college this year. Most of the discussion including today’s article in the Wall Street Journal incorrectly focus on the Dewars plan which is only offered to the 160 or so elite colleges. If you are like most college students, up until this year, you have never had the opportunity to even buy tuition insurance. Many families are not even aware that it is even possible to protect their families from the potential loss that can occur from an unexpected illness, accident, injury or even death. Moreover, most families and students are unaware of the real risks and problems that can interrupt a college education.

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Student Health

A Lesson in Health Insurance for College Students

Today’s story from USA Today on the options for health insurance for college students. GradGuard is mentioned within the story as a good alternative for students. We are pleased for the recognition, but also want to share that in addition to competitive pricing and strong coverage, the GradGuard student health plan also includes $5,000 of tuition refund insurance as well as emergency medical evacuation insurance. Both of these features are not only relevant but worth hundreds of dollars if students purchase them separately.

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Identity Theft
Student Health

Back to School: Health Insurance Options for College Students in a Post-Reform World

Back to School. Health Insurance Options for College Students. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions An estimated 19 million students will be enrolling in classes this fall(1), and as many as 12%(2) of these may be uninsured. GradGuard, featuring $5,000 of tuition refund insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance with each policy, is mentioned by eHealth as a good alternative to consider for college students and their families.

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