Press Releases

Press Releases

Sallie Mae’s Tuition Refund Insurance and College Renters Insurance Named University Business Magazine 2012 Readers’ Choice Top Products

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sallie Mae is proud to announce University Business Magazine selected Sallie Mae’s tuition refund insurance and college renters insurance as 2012 Readers’ Choice Top Products. Winners were selected by the editors of University Business from nominations submitted by the readership of the magazine and were based on both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions.

Aetna to Offer Tuition Refund Insurance for 2012-2013 School Year

HARTFORD, Conn., August 30, 2012 — College tuition is a major expense for students and their parents. Unfortunately, significant injury or illness may prevent students from completing a semester. Many schools have a refund policy, but if the injury or illness happens later in the semester, students are at risk of losing tuition for that semester.

Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) Elects 2012 Board of Directors

New Officers & Board Directors
Installed at PIMA’s 38th Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL – February 16, 2012 – The Professional Insurance Marketing Association recently held its 38th Annual Meeting themed “Changing Markets, Changing Opportunities: Embrace the New Affinity Marketplace” in Palm Coast, FL.

The PIMA membership elected its 2012 leaders at the meeting and Edwin J. Miltenberger, CLU, CEBS, President, Carrier & Affinity Group Strategies of Covington, LA was installed as PIMA President.

Sallie Mae Insurance Services Now Available to College Students at SallieMae.com

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, today announced that new insurance products designed to help families protect their investment in higher education are now available at SallieMae.com.

Campus Housing Accidents Remain High, Though Insurance and Student Education Efforts Are Improving

October 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona – National Multi-Housing Council – Student Housing Conference – New research from Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI) reveals that college students are often unaware of their exposure to property and financial losses due to fire, theft and vandalism in on- and off-campus housing. Inadequate liability protection also places unnecessary financial burden on Student Housing Providers for property damages caused by resident carelessness and negligence.

Dennis Wentworth Joins Next Generation Insurance Group to Lead Higher Education Outreach

Phoenix, AZ, August 29, 2011—Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI), a licensed specialty insurance agency and the nation’s first comprehensive insurance provider focused on the collegiate and young adult markets, has named Dennis Wentworth senior vice president responsible for college and university relations. Wentworth is a longtime sales strategist in the higher education field. NGI recently partnered with Sallie Mae to create Sallie Mae Insurance Services to offer insurance programs to colleges and universities, as well as students and young adults.

Next Generation Insurance Group Partners with Sallie Mae to Launch Life-Stage Insurance Services for the Collegiate Market and Young Adults

Contact:
Jessica Ciccone
617-337-9515
jciccone@thecastlegrp.com
on behalf of Next Generation Insurance Group
Next Generation Insurance Group Partners with Sallie Mae to Launch Life-Stage Insurance Services for the Collegiate Market and Young Adults

eHealth Announces Partnership With GradGuard to Deliver New Health Insurance Option to College Students

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Aug 17, 2010 (MARKETWIRE) -- eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance, the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, today announced a partnership with Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC to provide the GradGuard Student Health Plan, a new student health insuranceoption for college students and their families.

Sending A Student To College? For The First Time, Tuition Insurance Is Now Available Nationwide To Protect That Investment.

BOSTON, MASS.; July 21, 2010- Tuition insurance is now available to any student enrolled in an accredited higher education institution through the first-ever national group policy made available by GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance (NGI) Group, LLC.

GradGuard Launches Student Protection Plan for College Market

April 19, 2010, Boston, MA, - GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC (NGI Group), has joined forces with College Parents of America to launch the Student Protection Plan, featuring tuition refund insurance and other collegiate lifestyle insurance benefits intended to support and protect college students on a successful path to achievement in school.

New Web Service From Next Generation Insurance Group Offers College Students Easy Access to Property and Liability Coverage as They Head Back to School

CollegeRentersInsurance.com Launches with Endorsement of College Parents of America

BOSTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC has launched a new service -CollegeRentersInsurance.com - that provides college students easy access to a reasonably-priced renters insurance product specifically designed to protect their personal property and provide for their personal liability needs.

No More School, No More Protection?: National Insurance Firm Helps New Grads Manage Risk In An Affordable Way

Phoenix, Ariz. (May 6, 2009) - Final exams might be over, but real world responsibilities and risks are just around the corner for hundreds of thousands of college and high school graduates this spring. Fortunately, this month Next Generation Insurance Group announces the launch of GradGuard.com, an innovative online resource offering a complete portfolio of insurance products specifically designed for college students, new graduates, young adults and their families.

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A Protection Solution on the Right Side of History

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Multi-Housing Industry Is Paying More Attention to Resident Insurance, But Still Not Enough

Property damage from fire and vandalism can be reduced when residents know how to cover themselves.

Housing providers have made considerable progress when it comes to their knowledge of sophisticated insurance products and programs to improve education around resident safety issues. But among student housing leaders especially, important opportunities to reduce property damage losses and lessen their residents' financial exposure still remain.

Renter’s insurance offered for students

On college campuses, many accidents and misfortunes can occur that cause exorbitant amounts of money to be spent on repairs.

Next Generation Insurance Group, based in Boston, has a partnership with Texas Tech for affordable renter’s insurance for college-aged people.

John Fees, co-founder and CEO of the company, believes this type of insurance is a necessity for students living both on and off campus.

Don't Forget Insurance With College Bound Kids

It's inevitable that something will be forgotten in the excitement of sending a child off to college.

Tuition bill paid?

Done.

Textbooks ordered?

Check.

Shopping completed?

Yep.

Insurance taken care of?

Oops.

Insurance needs are often overlooked in the last-minute scramble. But relying on existing coverage — or a lack of it — can end up costing families during the college years and perhaps beyond.

New players expand tuition insurance business

Some students preparing to enroll this fall at Carnegie Mellon University have taken steps to protect their substantial investment in higher education by purchasing a special kind of insurance policy, one that may be unfamiliar even to veterans of the insurance industry.

For more than seven decades, CMU students have had access to an optional college insurance program known as the Tuition Refund Plan, which promises to reimburse students and their families for up to 100 percent of their semester fees if they need to withdraw because of a physical illness or accident...

Consider individual health coverage for your student

One thing about health care coverage: It never fails to leave you challenged and confused.

The latest evidence is that many colleges and universities are phasing out or scaling back their school-sponsored medical plans sold to students. Blame it mostly on escalating costs associated with the higher coverage requirements of health care reform...

To read the full article in the Chicago Tribune, please click here.

Have You Heard Of Tuition Insurance? (video)

Our tuition insurance video was mentioned on CheapScholar.org! Vist CheapScholar to check out the article here.

Five Assumptions That May Cost College Students in the LA Daily News

As nearly 3 million new college students and their families prepare to start college this year, now is an excellent time for parents and students to examine important financial issues that can impact the entire family. The cost of college is frequently among the largest investments a family and student make. As a result, it is important to prepare for and reduce the potential and unintended costs surrounding college life.

Five Assumptions That May Cost College Students in The Miami Herald

As nearly 3 million new college students and their families prepare to start college this year, now is an excellent time for parents and students to examine important financial issues that can impact the entire family. The cost of college is frequently among the largest investments a family and student make. As a result, it is important to prepare for and reduce the potential and unintended costs surrounding college life.

Five Assumptions That May Cost College Students in the Star Tribune

As nearly 3 million new college students and their families prepare to start college this year, now is an excellent time for parents and students to examine important financial issues that can impact the entire family. The cost of college is frequently among the largest investments a family and student make. As a result, it is important to prepare for and reduce the potential and unintended costs surrounding college life.