Insure your college-tech investment wisely

College students across the country will be headed back to school, and bringing their computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices with them.

This technology has become essential for students away from home. So has the need to protect these devices against unexpected breakdowns.

But what’s the best way to do that?

You could purchase warranties for each of these devices individually, but that can get expensive fast. Plus, it can be tedious to keep track of receipts, expiration dates and other extraneous information for each device in the event you need help.

Insurance is a simpler and more economical alternative to covering computers, mobile devices and other technology – whether it’s being used away at school or in your home. This coverage also includes home equipment, appliances and just about every other system in your home.

Plus, it includes tech support – which might come in especially handy in the event a computer glitch interferes with cramming for a test or working on an assignment.

College is a big financial commitment for any family. Protect your student’s essential technology and get peace of mind that they’ll have it ready and working when they need it.

And here’s the best part: It’s typically around $50.

The coverage, called Home Systems Protection, is available through insurance carriers that partner with Hartford Steam Boiler. It’s available for your homeowners, condominium and even renters insurance policy. Ask your agent for more details.

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© 2016 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. This article is for informational purposes only and does not modify or invalidate any of the provisions, exclusions, terms or conditions of the applicable policy and endorsements. For specific terms and conditions, please refer to the applicable coverage form.

Jeremy Coffman

Jeremy Coffman, an insurance professional with over 14 years of multi-disciplined experience, is the vice president of personal lines marketing for Hartford Steam Boiler in Hartford, CT. Jeremy is responsible for all personal lines marketing strategies and initiatives.

One comment

  • Think about other facets of risk management. Make sure your child uses password access for the computer AND the printer, and doesn’t share it. You both may think the roommate friend from high school poses no risk … but you may be wrong. Take it from one whose freshman’s computer was confiscated by campus PD and held for evaluation from October to January after the roommate used the printer to create fake IDs to go bar hopping. That is a felony in some places (although evidently not highly enforced) and even the uninvolved can get stung. Even if it “only” means being deprived of a laptop for a few months while the local (state?) police forensics unit ignores it in favor of more critical stuff like child porn. Who needs the aggravation?

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