The Importance of Insurance

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The Importance of Insurance


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This video highlights Rochelle James, an electrician in New York City with a good salary and a solid benefits package. Rochelle had fallen on hard financial times some years ago, but with the help of a group called Nontraditional Employment for Women, she found her current position and acquired health insurance through the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. The video explains the importance of health insurance and how it can be acquired through employment. Other types of insurance (e.g., life insurance and renters insurance) are also very important, especially for those with dependents. This video also contains resources that help students engage in learning. 


This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.5) Analyze the relationship between access to health care and health status.

Examples: relationship between health insurance coverage and life expectancy; access to medical care including primary care physician, hospital, vaccines

Tags: Health, Insurance, Life Insurance
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

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Author: Kristen Barnett
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit