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    When Jessica got married, she wanted to start planning to have a family.

Molding Young Minds

When Jessica got married, she wanted to start planning to have a family.

Jessica loved teaching kids. Growing up, she had teachers who inspired her and challenged her to read, learn, and study. She wanted to do the same thing with her students.

"My students are great," Jessica said. "It's cool to see when they finally learn and understand something—when it finally clicks for them. It's fun to be a part of that."

When Jessica started teaching at Robinson Elementary, the school did not have a strong reading program or even a library. Many students were reading well below their age range.

"It was pretty bleak," Jessica said. "Several students struggled to even look at a book."

After she was unable to get funding for a school library, Jessica took it upon herself to host a book drive for the school and was able to collect more than 2,000 books. Then she developed a reading program for her students that not only met state requirements but exceeded them.

Because she loved kids so much, she was excited to one day be a mom.

"I didn't always know I was going to be a teacher, but I always knew I wanted to be a mom."

Pregnancy qualifies for benefits under Short-Term Disability insurance.

Marriage is a qualifying event that allows you to make changes to your insurance policy.

Having just been married, Jessica and her husband knew that having kids comes with new roles and responsibilities. Jessica wanted to make sure they had a solid financial plan in place so she could always be there for her family and her students.

of American workers have employers who offer short-term disability insurance.1

Jessica worked with her employer to review and update her benefit options, which included Short-Term Disability (STD) insurance from Dearborn National.

Because of her financial protection from Dearborn National, Jessica knew she'd be able to enjoy her time off work and focus on her young family without the anxiety of the "what ifs." And she knew she'd be able to get back into the classroom as soon as possible, too.

"Now I don't have to worry. I can focus on my family, my students, and my life. It's a great feeling."

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