What Type of Insurance Does Your College Student Need?
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics reports on the risks within and surrounding college life are very real.
State Insurance Commissioners Recommend Renters Insurance for College Students
Nearly twice as many state insurance commissioners recommend renters insurance to college students in 2016 as did in 2013. In fact, the latest trend builds on an earlier report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that recommended college students consider the benefits of purchasing renters insurance. NAIC recommends that “college students renting an off-campus apartment or house while away at school should consider purchasing renters insurance to protect their personal property, such as a computer, electronics, bicycle or furniture, in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen.”
Parents: College Students Need Renters Insurance & it Can Help You Too
College students are heading back to school, many with the help of their parents who have invested thousands of dollars in laptops, smartphones, bicycles and textbooks on students’ packing lists. Consider this - how will your student and family replace these items if they were affected by theft, fire, water damage, and other risks?
As Move-in Approaches, a Reminder from the NAIC about Student Insurance Needs
Fall 2013 student move-in has already begun at some colleges (and is rapidly approaching elsewhere). Many more students are moving into apartments or homes near campuses nationwide.
Helping Your Student to Deal with Identity Theft
When I learned recently that identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., I decided to visit the U.S. Department of Justice Web site to learn more.I expected to see the usual: tips to reduce or minimize the risk of becoming an identity theft victim, and suggestions on what to do if such an unfortunate fraud were to actually happen.What I didn’t expect was to read a bit of Shakespeare. Yet, there it was on the top of the fraud section home page, a line that the famous bard wrote in Act III, Scene 3 of Othello: