Education in Insurance ; Many College Students and Parents Don't Realize Importance of Coverage
Newspapers, McClatchy, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - David Alvarez works 17 hours a week and pounds out plenty of essays for his full load of classes as an English major at California State University, Sacramento. But shopping for insurance hasn't been a big priority.
Car insurance? "Got it."
Health insurance? "I stay away from sharp objects."
Renter's insurance? "I thought about it, but I don't have enough stuff to make it worthwhile."
Judging from that checklist, the 26-year-old Alvarez manages risk much like other college students do - by playing the odds that disaster will strike someone else.
But it's always a gamble. Last year, more than $9 million worth of personal …
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Publication information: Article title: Education in Insurance ; Many College Students and Parents Don't Realize Importance of Coverage. Contributors: Newspapers, McClatchy - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: October 8, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.