Health & Safety

New program offers peace of mind for college parents

When their children are away at college, parents worry about a lot of things. What if their child falls victim to identity theft? What if their child’s car breaks down and there is nobody around to help? Is there any way to make sure that their child has access to medical care 24/7? Thanks to a new product-PrepProtect-parents can sleep better at night. PrepProtect not only provides protection against identity theft, but also provides other benefits and money-saving opportunities for an affordable monthly fee.

“One of the many benefits of the PrepProtect program is LifeLock,” said Mark Graham, CEO of The Protection Store and founder of PrepProtect. “LifeLock is the leader in proactive identity theft protection.”

Identity theft is a growing concern for all adults but high school and college-aged students may be at even higher risk of having sensitive information stolen. Thirty-one percent of identity theft victims are between the ages of 18 and 29, according to a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission. A high percentage of identity theft involves an existing credit card, and technology has made it easier than ever to gain access to credit card data. Many reports indicate that young people fail to take even basic precautions to safeguard their information.

With PrepProtect members receive a membership card that provides access to all products in the program. Members pay a low monthly fee which provides fraud and identity theft protection, roadside assistance, legal help, access to a national network of board certified physicians providing cross coverage consultations 24/7/365, pharmacy discount plans, and discounts on legal services, movies, dining and more.

“As families become more and more budget-conscious, they shouldn’t have to worry about the potential costs associated with identity theft,” said Scott Spethman managing director of Campus Solutions at Nelnet, an education services company that now offers PrepProtect as an added benefit to its customers. “With the dining and other discounts offered through PrepProtect, families can see full return on their investment month after month.”

While a single PrepProtect membership offers identity theft protection for one person, all family members can share in the many other discount programs included in PrepProtect.

To sign up or learn more about PrepProtect visit and use coupon code PARNT09019 to take advantage of a Nelnet-sponsored discount program of $17.49 per month offered through University Parent Media. PrepProtect may also be used as a fundraiser for PTA’s, high school or university clubs, and community organizations. For additional information about fundraising opportunities, call (713) 775.3022.

About PrepProtect:
PrepProtect is a registered trademark of The Protection Store. PrepProtect ( is a benefits product designed to provide a safety net for parents when they send their students into the world.

About Nelnet:
For more than 30 years, Nelnet has been helping families plan, prepare, and pay for their education. Additional information is available at

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