Student Membership & Suspension Plan

The student membership plan of the American Cryonics Society is a low-cost way for people still in school to be covered for cryonic suspension, should the need arise. Information on this plan is presented in the following Question and Answer format

Q: Why should I enroll in a suspension plan now? I am young and healthy and should live a long time.
Q: Isn't Cryonic Suspension very expensive? I don't have much money, and what money I have I want to use to further my education.
Q: How expensive and how affordable?

Q: Is the cost of insurance the only cost for me to be signed up to be suspended?

Q: What are the qualifications to be eligible for this membership rate?

Q: Must this $55 be paid all at once?

Q: Is anything else expected of me in order for me to get the benefits of this plan?

Q: When I graduate I may not be able to get a job right away. If I still can't afford to pay full membership dues, can I continue to pay at the $55 student rate?

Q: How much will the dues go up after I graduate?

Q: I see on your membership application that you also have a membership plan which is called "LifePlus." It costs $1,000. Are there extra benefits for enrolling under this plan?

Q: Do you guarantee that when I graduate the dues will still not go up even further?

Q: $300 per year sounds pretty expensive. Why do you charge so much?

Question: Are dues from members your only source of income?

Q: Am I allowed to be on the Board of Governors of the American Cryonics Society and to vote in your annual general election?

Q: What must I do to be eligible to vote and serve on the Board of Governors?

Q: I want to vote and be eligible to serve on the ACS Board of Governors while I am still a student. Is there anyway I can do this and still only pay $55 per year under your student membership plan?

Q: I am currently a full member of the American Cryonics Society thinking about going back to school. When I become a student again, will I be eligible for the student plan? If so ,will I lose my voting privileges?

Q: Apart from not being eligible to vote, unless I have paid an initiation fee, are there any other restrictions which apply to the student membership plan?

Q: How do I apply to get an insurance policy to fund my suspension?

Q: What are the "special considerations" for my insurance policy to fund my suspension?

Q: I don't have an insurance agent. Can you recommend one?

Q: Can you recommend an insurance company?

Q: Your application package includes a form for me to also become a member of Medic Alert. Why is this necessary and how much does it cost?

Q: Where can I get the Membership Applications to Participate in the American Cryonics Society Student Membership Plan.

Visit us at: [Call for address and directions], Cupertino, CA
Mail to us at: P.O. Box 1509, Cupertino, CA  95015

Toll Free Number: 1-800-523-2001 or (408)446-9001
FAX (801)720-9001

Q: If I have questions about cryonics or the Student Membership Plan, who should I contact?

American Cryonics Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1509
Cupertino, CA  95015