KU Alumni Association announces partnership with Nationwide Insurance

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in News

Nationwide insurance partnership
The University of Kansas Alumni Association has partnered with Nationwide Insurance to offer alumni an expansive portfolio of products, including auto, home, renters, power sports and pet care insurance. As part of a five-year agreement, alumni will be eligible for special discounts on auto insurance and will receive additional savings when auto and home insurance policies are bundled. More information on the available options can be found at nationwide.com/kualumni.

“We’re excited to introduce Nationwide as the newest partner in the KU Alumni Association family,” said Heath Peterson, Alumni Association president. “Not only will alumni benefit from the multitude of insurance options and discounts Nationwide provides, but this partnership will also strengthen the Association’s mission to connect, unite and serve Jayhawks in our home state and beyond.”

“Nationwide Insurance is thrilled to have entered into a mutual relationship with the University of Kansas Alumni Association that not only helps Jayhawks save on Nationwide products, like auto insurance, but also helps support the Alumni Association’s mission,” said Ann Ritterspach, associate vice president of Nationwide Affinity. “We are excited about helping Jayhawks with their insurance needs and supporting their good work.”

In addition to the new Nationwide insurance options described above, the Alumni Association will continue to offer life, long-term care, health, dental, vision and travel insurance through the Alumni Insurance Program.

Nationwide Insurance has made a financial contribution to this organization in return for the opportunity to market products and services to its members or customers. Find more discounts and special offers for alumni as well as KU Alumni Association members on our benefits page

Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215. Subject to underwriting guidelines, review, and approval. Products and discounts not available to all persons in all states. Nationwide and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2017 Nationwide.

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New for members: National discount program

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in News

Alumni Access National Discount Program
Recently, we launched a new benefit for KU Alumni Association members, providing member-only discounts nationwide at restaurants, retailers, theme parks, travel vendors, etc. The discounts include web-based printable coupons, mobile coupons you can show on your phone, and a travel engine with savings on hotels and car rentals.

Tons of discounts. Just for members.

If this all sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone. This was my reaction:

“You’re telling me, for the price of price of an annual membership ($25 for a recent grad), a young professional could practically pay for his or her membership simply by dining out on pizza a few times?”

We wanted to put it to test.

So Stefanie Shackelford, vice president for alumni and membership records, offered to be our guinea pig, and she shared her recent experience searching for travel discounts:

“My family and I are going to Oklahoma City this weekend to visit my oldest son, who is based at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He gets a three-day weekend so we decided to meet in Oklahoma City to enjoy a long weekend together. I wanted to rent a car, so I decided to see what the Alumni Association member discount program had to offer. As an annual joint member I was able to use a “free day over the weekend” coupon, and rented a car for four days for the price of three—I ended up paying $65 total for the car rental.”

Not bad! Have a safe trip, Stefanie! The program includes plenty of local-to-Lawrence deals for Jayhawks who still live close to the Hill, and many national brands and retailers also offer discounts and coupons, making the service valuable to all alumni, whether you’re in Wichita Falls, Texas; Wichita, Kansas or Walla Walla, Washington.

If you’re a current member, we invite you to try it out and send us your feedback. Not a member? Well, consider this another reason to join. Visit www.kualumni.org/nationaldiscounts to learn more or to register!

–David Johnston

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