Time for a Back-to-School Insurance Review
It’s back-to-school time, and while you’re probably thinking more about homework than New Jersey home insurance, the new school year is a great time to review your insurance needs. A child’s new grade level, driver’s license, or move to a college dorm could mean new insurance needs for your family. Keep your children safe in the new school year— review your New Jersey auto, home and health insurance coverage this fall.
Will your teen be getting his her driver’s license this year? Teen drivers can be costly to insure, but there are ways you can save on teen car insurance. See if your car insurance provider offers a good student discount. Your teen will usually have to maintain a grade-point average of B or better to get the discount, so make him/her hit the books. Many car insurance providers also have driver safety discounts. If your teen takes a safety course you may qualify for reduced car insurance rates, so check with your provider. Your current provider may not always have the best teen car insurance rates so give us a call at the Bogle Agency to find out.
If your teen is heading away to college, a lot of expensive stuff is going too! A laptop, stereo, TV, bike, other electronics, etc. If your child will be staying in the college dorms, belongings are most likely covered by your home insurance policy. There are usually limits on how much is covered away from the home, so talk to us about exactly what and how much is covered by your home insurance policy.
As children head back into classrooms, so will their germs. Colds, flu, ear infections—kids catch all sorts of things once the school year starts. The best thing for parents to do is keep their kids as healthy as possible, and make sure they are covered with a good health insurance policy. Health insurance can be affordable for you and your kids. You could raise your deductable to save on monthly premiums, or consider adding your children to your employer-sponsored health care.
If your child is going to college, you have a couple of health insurance options. Older children are usually allowed to stay on parents’ health insurance policies if they are full-time students, but check with us to make sure. There is also the option of college health insurance. Many colleges and universities have their own on-campus health care, and it may or may not be more affordable for your child to take advantage of campus health care. We can help with that, giving you an overall review of what is available.
Back-to-school is more than a simple return to academia, it is the perfect time to review your car, home, and health insurance needs, and at the Bogle Agency, that’s what we’re all about! Let us help you today!