Back to School Insurance Checklist
Your insurance checklist for ‘back to school’ season should include both life insurance and health insurance coverage. It is important to make sure you have these insurance policies in place for the benefit of your child.
If you are paying for your child’s tuition with your own income then it is recommended that you obtain a life insurance policy. This way your child will have the money to continue their education in the event of your death. Term life insurance is a great option because it is a relatively inexpensive form of life insurance and you can choose how long you want the policy to last. A good idea is to buy a term policy that will last until after your child’s college years.
If your child is off to college for the first time then it is likely required by the school that your child obtains a health insurance policy. The college may offer its own health insurance plan, but make sure to understand the policy completely before committing to the plan. Keep in mind that plans have varying deductibles, out of pocket maximums, drug benefits, and doctor networks. Aside from policies offered through the school, there are plans available through the health insurance marketplace. Open enrollment starts Nov.1, 2016 and ends Jan. 31, 2017.
At Secure Term Insurance we are insurance brokers offering free quotes and personalized service with step by step guidance throughout the application process and any assistance you may need thereafter. Contact us today and get the health insurance or life insurance coverage that is right for you!