David J. O'Connell

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Football Insurance? You Bet

Professional athletes are worth a lot of money. When they are on top of their game they are capable of raking in the dough for themselves and their organizations. However, if they become injured or otherwise unable to perform a lot of money is at stake. Therefore, it’s not unusual for athletes to obtain disability insurance policies, covering them in the event of a career ending injury. In fact with respect to collegiate athletes, the NCAA even sponsors a disability insurance program, which provides protection for qualified athletes against future loss of earnings as a professional athlete, due to a disabling injury or sickness. Of course in order to make the transition from collegiate athlete to professional you must first be drafted, and that’s where loss of value insurance comes into play.