OKFB Insurance Offers Back to School Road Safety and Insurance Tips

Insurance changes and safety practices to keep in mind as children return to school this fall

OKLAHOMA – With Oklahoma students heading back to the classroom, there are a few life changes that could impact your insurance coverage. Additionally, with the busy season, it is critical to be mindful of safety practices and share them with your child as they head back to school.     

“The back-to-school season is fast-paced and involves a lot of change,” said Gary Buckner, executive vice president and general manager of Oklahoma Farm Bureau (OKFB) Insurance. “It’s important to update your insurance policies as these changes happen. This will ensure you and your child are covered in the event of the unexpected.”  

OKFB Insurance is sharing ways for Oklahomans to help their children get back to school safely, while exploring options that ensure their children’s futures are protected. 

Assess Changes and Update Policy. There are a few common changes that occur during the back-to-school season that could require an update on your insurance policy. For example, a child obtaining their driver’s license or moving into a dorm, apartment, etc. for college can impact your policy. Discussing these changes with an insurance agent will help ensure the proper coverage is addressed and potential discounts are offered. 

Life Insurance Benefits. Life’s unexpected moments could have a devastating effect on family life and finances. From unpaid education costs to potential medical bills, it can be expensive. Life insurance can help keep your loved ones safe and protect their future.

Obtaining Life Insurance while you’re young and healthy is usually the most optimal time to obtain it. This is the period of time where an individual will most likely benefit from lower rates. Use our life insurance calculator to determine how much Life Insurance coverage may be needed. 

Road Safety. With many kids biking, walking and driving to school, it is important that kids and adults know how to be safe. Below are a few safety practices to keep in mind:

  • Do not speed in neighborhoods 
  • Be careful backing out of your driveway
  • Look both ways before crossing the street
  • Do not overtake or pass a school bus when the red loading signal is flashing 

Also, take advantage of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s resources and guides that educate kids on school bus safety, bike safety and a defensive driving course for new drivers. If you are interested in hosting one of these programs in your local school or community, visit the Safety Services Division page for more information.

About Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance is proudly celebrating 75 years of serving Oklahomans. Since 1946, OKFB Insurance has worked to protect Oklahomans from the risks they face every day, whether it be home, auto, life, commercial or farm & ranch. With agents in all 77 counties, we are ready to serve our neighbors at a moment’s notice and are committed to helping our 140,000+ member families to insure their future. To learn more, visit https://okfbinsurance.com.