03/01/2013 LIFE



The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. The main topics addressed in educational efforts are life, disability, long-term care, and health insurance. The goal is to help consumers better understand these products and where they fit within their overall financial plans. For more information about the LIFE Foundation, visit www.lifehappens.org.


• Next Generation
Next Generation is a high school education program focused on insurance and financial-planning basics. Since its launch in 1997, it has reached more than 26 million students, 63,000 teachers and 39,000 schools. The program provides teachers with tools to educate their students about the basics of life, health and disability insurance, as well as financial planning fundamentals. Each module has a teacher's guide on how to teach the segment, corresponding student activities, videos, and interactive quizzes. Access the program at www.scholastic.com/nextgeneration.

• Insurance Matter
Insurance Matters is an online insurance education program designed to supplement the tools and teaching techniques that community college professors use to educate their students about important risk management and insurance planning concepts.
Funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program was developed by the LIFE Foundation in partnership with Somerset Community College in Kentucky. Insurance Matters covers all major types of insurance: life, disability, health, auto, homeowners and long-term care insurance. Access the program at www.whyinsurance.org.

• LIFE Lessons Scholarship
The LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program was created to provide scholarships to students who, as a result of the death of a parent or guardian who provided financial support but was under- or uninsured, were negatively impacted with regards to obtaining a higher education. Each year, thousands of scholarship applications are received, which demonstrates the need for parents and guardians to include insurance in their financial plans. Funding for this program provides the ability to reach more applicants with scholarships and to educate the American public about the importance of proper insurance planning. For more information, visit www.lifehappens.org/lifelessons.


The LIFE Foundation would like to continue to grow in reaching more students with the Next Generation program and seeks partnerships to build awareness on the importance of insurance and financial planning.


The LIFE Foundation joined with Scholastic this year to launch the newest iteration of its Next Generation high school education program. The program is entirely web-based at www.scholastic.com/nextgeneration, which includes the following new features:

• New lesson plans – Next Generation provides educators with a series of lesson plans and worksheets for each of the program's five themes: risk, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance and financial planning. Each lesson plan includes objectives, educator resources, student worksheets, and an assessment method. In addition, Next Generation has a series of videos to complement the lessons and reinforce key messages.
• Enhanced teacher's guide – An educator's guide that includes tips for implementing the lessons and answers to student worksheets.
• Student section - Designed for students, this section of the site includes quizzes, glossaries, family activities and video.

Julie Holsinger
202-464-5000 ext: 4446
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