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Disability and life insurance at no cost? It’s true.

To be completely honest, would any of us ever think about disability and life insurance if no one told us how important it is? I never thought about it until I heard a presentation at one of the ASDA conferences, and it really got me thinking.

Learning about insurance is actually pretty interesting, especially disability and life insurance. While it’s something I hope none of us have to use, I’ve learned that disability and life insurance is one of the greatest assets we could have. The way I see it, getting this insurance is not only something I can do for myself but also for my family.

One of the most valuable benefits of your ADA student membership ($5 of the dues we pay to ASDA goes toward our ADA membership) is the no-cost ADA disability and life insurance, underwritten by Great-West Financial®. The coverage includes $50,000 of life insurance and $2,000 per month of disability insurance as well as up to $150,000 to repay student loans if you’re disabled. You will be covered throughout dental school, as well as residency. To some it might sound too good to be true, but you read it right. It truly is no cost and no strings attached. It’s like the other freebies that you will only get when you are a student such as a free electric toothbrush, only more valuable!

Here’s how easy it is to sign up:

1. First, register your account here and request activation.

(You need your ADA number — it’s the same as your ASDA membership number, or you can call the ADA at 800.621.8099 to obtain it.)

2. Upon verification of your ADA student membership and eligibility, you will be enrolled in the insurance and will receive your Certificates of Insurance in the mail.

3. Done! The coverage will automatically renew each year, as long as you remain an ADA member, including residency.

Spring Reward

Great-West Financial sometimes offers incentives to register or update your account. Right now there’s a $5 coffee card offer* that is valid through May 31, 2018. Why not take two minutes to update your information and get a treat for doing so? Visit insurance.ada.org/spring.

Chapter leaders: Would you like to earn $500? If your chapter has 80 percent or more enrollment with Great-West Financial, you’ll receive a $500 reward for your chapter. You have until May 31, 2018, to do so. You can find more valuable information and resources, including Facebook and Instagram posts that you can use on your chapter pages, at insurancetoolkit.com.

~Kai Huang, UAB School of Dentistry, Class of 2020, District 5 Trustee, American Student Dental Association Vice President Elect, UAB ASDA Chapter

This content is sponsored and does not necessarily reflect the views of ASDA.

*Note: Only one Gourmet Coffee Card per student.
Visit www.insurance.ada.org, call 855.411.5198 or email planspecialist@greatwest.com for more information and to learn about coverage provisions, limitations, terms for keeping coverage in force and the option to convert to member coverage after graduation by paying ADA member-only premiums and maintaining ADA membership.
Student coverage is issued regardless of your condition if you are under 45. If you are 45 or older, you can apply for the no-cost coverage and all student program features by providing proof of good health. Coverage renews automatically each academic year. Individuals may convert coverage to the plans for practicing dentists after graduation by paying ADA member premiums and maintaining ADA membership.
This material is not a contract. Benefits are provided through a group policy (Nos. 1108GDH-SDP Student Disability and 104TLP Annually Renewable Term Life) filed in the State of Illinois in accordance with and governed by Illinois law, issued to the American Dental Association, and underwritten by Great-West Financial®. Coverage that is guaranteed issue is subject to a pre-existing condition limitation. Coverage is available to eligible ADA members and student members in all fifty states and US territories under the aforementioned group policy. GWL&A is not licensed in New York, but eligible members residing in New York may request and ultimately receive coverage under the aforementioned group policy. ©2018 Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company. All Rights Reserved. AM483726-0518
ADA® is a registered trademark of the American Dental Association and Great-West Financial® is a registered trademark of GWL&A.

ADA Members Insurance Plans/Great-West Financial®

ADA-sponsored disability and life insurance is offered at no cost to ADA student members as a benefit of membership. This coverage is underwritten by Great-West Financial® and can convert to the insurance plans for practicing ADA members after graduation.

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