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Adopting a Preferred Renters Insurance Program

Posted by GradGuard on Oct 2, 2015 8:25:37 AM

The College Board indicates that more than 1,237 institutions now guarantee student housing for all freshmen with many institutions requiring students to live on campus. This requirement has many benefits but it has also created new forms of risk for students and their families. 

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Topics: renters insurance, Renting, Best Practices by Colleges, Renters Liability

Do College Students Need Renters Insurance?

Posted by Bill Suneson on Aug 24, 2015 2:17:23 PM

We are often asked by friends and family preparing to send their kids to college about student renters insurance.  This is not surprising since many news stories and insurance agents offer differing views at this time of year.  Some professionals have gone on record against the need for student renters insurance stating that homeowners policies extend protection to students when they are away at college.  Others advise families to purchase specific coverage or "floaters" on select personal items (laptops, smart phones, etc.) and continue to rely on the home policy for broader coverage.  Our approach is not to refute this guidance but to help make families aware of the practical value of a student renters policy and why homeowners insurance is not always the best solution.

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Topics: college theft, Dorm Life, renters insurance, dorm living, Renting, college parents, Renters Liability, insurance

Trends & Best Practices in Implementing Renters Liability & Protection Programs

Posted by GradGuard on Jun 22, 2015 5:55:00 PM

Requiring students to live on campus has many benefits, but it also creates an often unforeseen risk for students and their families. In fact, published research supports this requirement and data from the College Board indicates that more than 1,237 institutions now guarantee student housing for all freshmen. 

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Topics: renters insurance, Renting, Best Practices by Colleges, Renters Liability

Is Your Campus A "Mall" for Thieves?

Posted by GradGuard on Mar 4, 2015 1:11:00 PM

In July 2014, The Arizona Republic published an article that described a local university as a "Mall for Theives". Considering recent studies, this seems to be true at many campuses across the country. For example, "the average college student has a 53% chance of having their bike stolen, and only 2.4% are ever recovered".  Has your institution considered how the financial loss of a bike or a backpack impacts a student? For some students, a financial loss can cause a great setback, even preventing the student's college success.

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Topics: renters insurance, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, college completion, Renters Liability

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  • Effects of loss on student outcomes

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