Loss-of-Value Insurance for College Athletes: Trouble Ahead

Posted March 31, 2020

College athletics in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. In some states, a university football coach—technically a state employee—earns the highest salary in state government by many multiples. Yet, elite college sports programs have long basked in the aura of “amateur athletics,” these days a description true only in the sense that the athletes […]

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Student-Athletes: Is Your School Offering You the Right Insurance Policy?

Posted July 12, 2018

Student-athletes have a lot to look forward to—playing the sport they love while receiving a great education, and potentially handsome compensation in the pros. A single injury or illness, however, can end your career or do catastrophic damage to your earning potential before you even begin a professional career. Many student-athletes are now looking for […]

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Loss of Value Insurance and Your Division I Athletes: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know

Posted April 19, 2018

Loss of Value (LoV) insurance is a little-known type of disability insurance designed to protect the future of elite, first-, second- or third-round draft picks. LoV specifically covers a student-athlete’s anticipated rookie contract value. Universities can arrange for the player or his family to purchase LoV insurance policies, which may kick in to supplement that […]

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Remembering Rob Kelly: CTE as a Long-Term Disability

Posted April 17, 2018

We Help Disability Claimants Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries As the school year approaches, children are preparing for fall sports. For years, football was a staple of late summer fun. Whether it was varsity training camp or flag football, many kids have played football since elementary school. Rob Kelly was one such kid. This former […]

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Can the NFL pick up their CTE fumble?

Posted September 15, 2017

In 1928, a complication was first described as “punch-drunk syndrome,” which is an affliction that boxers suffered from repeated blows to the head. More recently, evidence of the disease became more widespread, requiring further analysis of the signs and symptoms. for the condition designated as: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE leads to progressive loss of […]

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Athletes or Universities Buying Loss of Value Insurance? What You Should Know

Posted April 30, 2017

“How much am I worth?” This question has been the subject of many motivational talks, presentations and books. Worth is a question and a concept that takes on so many forms—including self-esteem, legacy value and net worth. To achieve some sense of life worth is many people’s ultimate ambition, and it is a noble one. […]

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Are Athlete Disability Claims subject to ERISA?

Posted September 14, 2016

Professional athletes understand that injuries are guaranteed in their line of work. As a result, many pro athletes or their teams purchase private individual disability coverage to protect their livelihood and income from the risk of physical disability. However, some athletes may also take advantage of disability plans provided by professional sports associations. Many do […]

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For Star Athletes, Disability Coverage Doesn’t Come with a Guarantee

Posted September 8, 2016

Talented college athletes with dreams of going pro have much to lose, but LSU’s Leonard Fournette seems to take it in stride: “I don’t think about it. This is the second time I’m actually talking about it. I leave everything in God’s hands.” That quote comes from Dennis Dodd with CBS Sports, who writes about […]

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Three Reasons Why Athlete Disability Claims Get Denied

Posted August 9, 2016

Long term individual disability insurance, free agent drop-in-slot protection, and loss of endorsement coverage are necessary to protect an athlete’s future income in the event of a permanent, career-ending sickness or injury. However, like claimants from all other professions, many athletes struggle and don’t collect their disability insurance benefits. Insurance companies look for each and […]

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The Perils Of Pursuing Olympic Glory

Posted August 4, 2016

As the Olympic Games kick off in Rio, much of the customary fanfare has been replaced with angst over a perceived lack of preparation and unusual threats facing athletes, media, and fans alike. The Zika virus Water quality issues The threat of violence Lack of law enforcement Local and national political turmoil Poor conditions in […]

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