Editor's note: This information first appearedon iii.org and is adapted and reprinted herewith their permission.

With computers, TVs, printers, PDAs and MP3 players beingshipped off to school, it is more important than ever that studentsand their parents purchase the appropriate insuranceprotection.

Theft can be a major concern on college campuses; according toU.S. Department of Education there were about 40,000 thefts in2006. And campus fires are on the rise with a dramatic increasefrom a low of 1,800 fires in 1998 to 3,300 fires in 2005, accordingto the Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC).

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