SOURCE: Student Protection Plus

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March 26, 2015 11:00 ET

First-in-the-Nation Plan Allows Colleges to Offer Greater Protection to Their Students and Student Families

ERIE, PA--(Marketwired - March 26, 2015) - Student Protection Plus™, the first comprehensive plan to address three pressing issues facing today's college students is now available to colleges and universities nationwide.

Student Protection Plus is a three-part plan designed to address student wellness, student need for security while studying abroad or traveling, and student loan repayment in the event of death -- an issue that has been in the national news as parents struggle to repay debt while enduring the loss of a child. 

Student Protection Plus enables colleges and universities to provide blanket coverage for their entire student body at a low cost per student. The three-part plan includes: 

  1. Travel Assistance - 24/7 Ops Center for global assistance and emergency services, medical and prescription assistance, trauma counseling, legal and interpreter referrals, evacuation and repatriation. 
  1. Balanced Life Assistance - Network of professionals ready to help with student wellness issues like pregnancy, depression, anxiety, addiction, work, money and more. 
  1. Financial Protection - $100,000 Insurance for Life, no preexisting conditions or exclusions (including no suicide or terrorism exclusions) and portable after school. Provides relief for families facing student loans after a tragedy. 

Student Protection Plus has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the first college to implement the plan, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). "We've made this plan available to our students in memory of a wonderful young man who lost his battle with cancer in 2013. We're very proud of the financial protection and ability to repay student loan debt that the plan offers to our student families," said LECOM President and CEO John M. Ferretti, D.O. 

Joseph J. Kelly, President of Student Protection Plus stated "This innovative plan provides tremendous piece of mind to students and their families as they experience the trials and tribulations of college life. We're proud of the emergency services the plan provides to students traveling and the extensive network of professionals and resources for students struggling to cope with the social pressures of college."

LECOM's Dr. Ferretti continued, "We've been extremely pleased with the response of our students and their families to Student Protection Plus. Today, we are excited to share this innovative option with college and university colleagues across the nation."

Student Protection Plus partners with industry leaders to provide the elements of the plan. Top providers Ceridian (Balanced Life Assistance), Assist America (Global Travel Assistance) and Unum (Insurance for Life) deliver uncompromised care backed by extensive resources.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Joe Kelly
    Student Protection Plus
    1250 Tower Lane 
    Erie, PA 16505
    (P) 888-777-9980
    (F) 814-461-9402


    Tim Glass
    Altman-Hall Associates 
    235 W. 7th Street
    Erie, PA 16501 
    (P) 814-454-0158