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Stressed About Back to School? Control What You Can

It’s that time again -- back to school! This month typically brings a myriad of emotions. For many parents, it's a relief, but for many military kids, it’s dred that summer is over, or it’s the fear of starting a new school due to a recent PCS.

This year feels different, though. 

Last year, the world was turned upside down, and as a result, many of us don’t know what to expect this academic year. From last year’s changes in school protocols with canceled events, postponed field trips, and parents not allowed on campus, to decisions that resulted in parents becoming unpaid teachers while virtually schooling their kids for months on end, uncertainty is understandable. If you’re unsure about what’s ahead this school year, you’re not alone.

Many of us wonder what will happen as students return -- will we be issued Chromebooks again, or are we back to dropping hundreds of dollars on school supplies like in previous years? 

For many parents, our job was to stay strong, calm, confident, and reassure our kids that everything would be okay. This often happens in military families, and typically, our kids are a resilient breed. This last year took things to drastic levels, and now we find ourselves facing the unknown again. We have a piece of advice for you.

As has been said again and again, control what you can.

Now, more than ever, there is a need to feel confident, safe, and protected. After a year of extreme ups and downs, delayed PCS moves, lengthened deployments, and virtual learning, we need something we can count on. We need to know that no matter what is thrown at us as military families, we’re covered.

Designed with the military in mind, Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) proudly supports what’s important to your military family through a variety of products, personal service, and competitive rates. Created and led by former military leaders who understand the unique challenges that come with military service, AFI has supported military families for over 130 years. Their coverage options provide peace of mind for active, retired, and former military personnel, their families, and civilian Department of Defense employees. 

Every day, we do what we can to keep our family safe and secure, and AFI enhances our peace of mind by offering a variety of insurance products, for when SGT Murphy strikes. For example, AFI can protect your family and assets through coverage for:

  • Auto
  • Business
  • Collector Vehicle
  • Condo
  • Dwelling Fire
  • Flood
  • Homeowner
  • Mobile Home
  • Motorcycle/Off-Road Vehicle
  • Motorhome/Travel Trailer
  • Pet Health
  • Renter
  • Umbrella
  • Valuable Items
  • Watercraft

Armed Forces Insurance was created specifically to protect those who protect our nation. They understand the unique challenges that come with military service and are committed to excellence in providing personal service. They also shop other carriers to find you the best policy at the best price. If you're looking for military insurance coverage from a company that understands your needs, Armed Forces Insurance is for you. To learn more, please click here.