Enhanced health insurance offering from Next Generation Insurance Group especially appealing to non-traditional students
Boston, Mass. – September 30, 2011 – Required health insurance policies for college students vary in quality and coverage. Students are often unclear about alternatives or complementary plans. Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI) has launched its standalone, direct-to-consumer student health insurance site, StudentHealthPlan.com, to give students more choice, access to student-specific coverage, flexible payment options and a relevant health insurance solution. The plan is also an appealing option for non-traditional and graduate students who do not have access to the same level of health insurance choices that younger, traditional students do. The newly enhanced Student Health Plan© policy from NGI features more choice, a new preventative care option, higher limits and broader coverage. “For good reason, health insurance is often required by colleges. Students not covered by parents’ policies or through school-sponsored plans may not be aware of all their options, though. We launched StudentHealthPlan.com to show that there is a quality alternative,” said Bill Suneson, co-founder and president of Next Generation Insurance Group. “While we developed this health insurance for all college students, it is especially appealing to independent and non-traditional students, who may be transitioning away from employer-sponsored plans or no longer have coverage through parents’ plans.”
Sponsored by College Parents of America, the Student Health Plan helps meet the health insurance needs of students such as:
- –Graduate students who are no longer eligible for coverage under their parents’ insurance.
- –Students returning to school after being employed and coming off their employers’ health insurance.
- –Students enrolled at online universities, which often include career-changers, older students and others with limited insurance options.
- –Community college students who need or want broader health insurance coverage.
- –Traditional students looking to complement school-sponsored health insurance or who have medically uninsured parents.
StudentHealthPlan.com also provides coverage options for international students and short-term solutions for new graduates. The plan is available to schools that wish to offer another option to students, and through select health insurance brokers.
The Student Health Plan© from NGI:
- –Balances coverage (maternity, mental health, prescription drug) with affordability, and includes $5,000 of annual tuition refund insurance from NGI, the first company to broadly offer tuition insurance to all students.
- –Provides a monthly payment option.
- –Is available in all states except Oklahoma and Maine.
About the Student Health Plan©
The Student Health Plan is a service of Next Generation Insurance Group and available to members of College Parents of America, the nation’s only membership organization of current and future college parents. Founded in 1997, its mission is to assist families in thesuccessful preparation, transition, adjustment and completion through college. College Parents of America provides its members with the advantage of valuable benefits and advocacy that protect and maximize their family’s college investment and the resources to support their student’s achievement. Its website is www.collegeparents.org.
About College Parents of America
College Parents of America (CPA) is the nation’s only membership organization of current and future college parents. Founded in 1997, its mission is to assist families in the successful preparation, transition, adjustment and completion through college. College Parents of America provides its members with the advantage of valuable benefits and advocacy that protect and maximize their family’s college investment and the resources to support their student’s achievement. Its website is www.collegeparents.org.
About Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC (NGI)
Founded by veteran affinity and collegiate marketers, Next Generation Insurance Group builds specialized insurance programs and delivers innovation to the insurance industry, enabling consumers to mitigate the risks in their lives, fulfilling the needs of underserved consumer groups, especially first-time insurance buyers – young adults, students, graduates and their families. An authority in life-stage marketing and emerging trends and markets, NGI’s insurance programs serve the next generation of insurance customers by providing “right fit” insurance products that are distinguished by their relevance, convenience and value.
NGI is a nationally licensed insurance agency that delivers branded insurance programs through multiple channels including national and regional insurance agents, affinity groups and financial institutions. NGI’s offerings include: GradGuard, the nation’s first comprehensive insurance and benefit solution for college students and their families; CollegeRentersInsurance.com, offering personal property and liability protection for college students; and StudentHealthPlan.com, an alternative to school-sponsored health insurance for full- and part-time and non-traditional students. NGI has been awarded a provisional patent for its Education Life-Stage Insurance Programs. More information is available at www.nextgenins.com. Follow the company on Twitter @nextgenins for life-stage risk news, information and product updates.