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   Beyond Insurance: Keeping Your Children Safe

Beyond Insurance: Keeping Your Children Safe

For parents or guardians, one of the most important parts of raising children is keeping them safe. This means keeping them safe from accidents, physical injuries, illness and threats to their mental health, and anything that can do them harm. People can take the right steps toward ensuring their child's safety by taking precautionary steps and living a lifestyle that is as healthy as possible. When it comes to health, parents can start by keeping their children physically active, and feeding them foods that are healthy and low in sugar and bad fats. Instilling good habits in them from an early age will improve the chances that they will continue in these good habits as adults and may decrease certain health risks. Having insurance makes it easier to keep children on schedule with their checkups, as well.

Kids can be kept safe at home by creating an environment that reduces the risk of injury. The younger the child, the greater the risk of accidental injury and death as toddlers are more likely to swallow, pull, or poke things that can choke, poison, crush, or electrocute them. Keep heavy items high enough so that they are out of reach or mount them on a wall so they cannot be easily pulled down. Keep candles, small objects, and poisons out of reach. In the case of poisons, they should be securely locked away. Child safety locks and covers are also useful for keeping kids from inadvertently hurting themselves. Parents with pools should have safety gates that remain closed and locked at all times. Pool covers are another way to keep kids from drowning. Buckets with water should be emptied and toilet seats closed, as children can easily drown in these things, as well. The ideal way to protect a child from accidental drowning and other safety hazards is to always keep a watchful eye on them. Children should never be left alone at a pool or near any body of water. Parents should hold their children's hands when in public and never let them wander out of sight. In addition, children should be warned not to talk to or walk off with strangers or anyone without express permission from their parents or guardian. They should also be advised not to take food or drink from anyone they do not know.

Children's Health

  • A Journey About Autism: This page, located on a personal website about autism, includes a list of links to other useful autism-related sites.
  • DC Vehicle Insurance Requirements: People who live in DC or plan to move there will want to review the current minimum insurance liability requirements listed on this page.
  • Life Policy Locator Service: The Missouri Department of Insurance offers information on how to locate the life insurance policy of a deceased loved one. The page also includes a link to the request form that can be printed out as a PDF.
  • GEICO Auto Insurance: This page offers information on GEICO insurance for Stanford Alumni.
  • UCSB Health Insurance: UCSB students who click on this link will find an informational page on the topic of health insurance, a brief review of the Gaucho Health Insurance Plan, and the most current waiver information.
  • City of Philadelphia Public Health: Health Insurance: Click on this link to view various health insurance options and programs. Contact information for setting up an appointment at one of the health centers is also available.
  • Georgia Tech: Life Insurance: Students at Georgia Tech will find basic information about The University of Georgia Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Coverages. This includes information about eligibility, supplemental insurance options, dates of coverage, whole life insurance, and the critical illness policy.

Child Safety

Swimming Safety

  • Aquatic Resources: On this page, readers will find a list of aquatic links, as well as community outreach information and statistics. The links are to non-profit organizations, service providers, professional associations, government organizations, and more.
  • Links, Including to a Site where One Can Obtain an Insurance Quote: Visit this page on the Pool Pros website to view a list of helpful links.
  • Student Health Insurance FAQ: This link opens to the insurance FAQ page on the George Washington University website.
  • Buying Life Insurance: Illinois residents interested in life insurance will find valuable information on what one needs to consider and know when buying health insurance.
  • UC Davis Student Housing: Insurance: Students at UC Davis can find information about renters insurance by clicking on this link. The page also includes links to resources about renters insurance and GradGuard Renters Insurance.
  • Penn State Student Health Insurance: Read about the different health insurance options for students at Penn State. This page also includes information for world campus students and international students.
  • Auto Insurance Premium Comparison - Rating Examples: On this page from the State of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, residents will find five auto insurance rating examples.

Safety at Home

  • Links for Home Upgrades: On this page, there are links that may be helpful to those interested in improving or upgrading one's home. The links are divided into categories and include resources on topics such as security, energy saving, home theater, and manufacturing.
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): This link opens the homepage for CHIP. On this page, parents will find links to resources on various related topics, including benefits, eligibility, how to apply, and state Medicaid and CHIP profiles.
  • Washington University in St. Louis - Life Insurance Benefits: This human resources page offers employees of Washington University in St. Louis information regarding life insurance plans and coverages offered by the school.
  • Student Health Insurance Plan: Students who click on this link will find overview and eligibility information regarding the student health insurance plan at Penn State. The page also includes enrollment dates.
  • Renters Insurance: Renters who live in the City of Gloucester in Massachusetts can read about the benefits of having renters insurance when they click on this link.
  • Benefits Plan - Group Life Insurance: This human resources page for the University of Michigan provides a summary of their group life insurance plans. The page also includes links to the different plans and their rates.
  • UF Student Health Insurance: Waiver: Students at the University of Florida can find instructions on how to waive health insurance on this page. By reading the page, students will also learn what the different statuses mean, how to update a waiver, and what it means if they fail to complete it.

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