The NFL announced Wednesday that it will offer its God’s Guidance Insurance policy through the end of the season, and that it’s available for both players and coaches.
The policy is based on the concept of “Guidance” and is “guaranteed for life,” according to the NFL.
Players and coaches can opt to receive coverage through their respective teams’ insurance.
“Guidances are a powerful tool to protect your assets,” the league said in a statement.
“Players and coaches are in the best position to know when they are eligible for help, and can receive protection on an individual basis.”
The policy will be offered to all NFL players and teams through the NFL Network, the NFL website, and the NFL App.
In addition, players and their agents can sign up to receive it through a free agent, per the NFL statement.
The policy is expected to be available through December.
Ahead of the 2017 season, the league was criticized for offering its players no protection.
Last season, it was revealed that the league’s players would not receive a guaranteed payout of up to $2 million per season from their insurance.
According to The Associated Press, the policy is only available to players who are on team insurance, meaning players on the active roster or on the practice squad.
The NFL will offer the policy to all players who sign a pre-existing condition agreement, which means it’s possible for the policy, at least for now, to only be purchased through a player’s own insurance company.
The NFL also said the policy will provide a “lifetime guarantee” that players are eligible to receive.
This will come into effect immediately upon signing.
The full release from the NFL reads:The policy covers a player for the first three years of their career and then can be extended for up to five years if they’re a player who has been on a team-sponsored insurance plan for more than five years.
The coverage ends when the player reaches age 31.
The league’s announcement came after a report from the Washington Post indicated that former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had signed a $1.25 million insurance policy, which was a sign that Luck had been eligible for coverage through his team’s insurance.
The insurance policy was a result of Luck signing with the Colts after being cut by the team last month.
A source told the Washington Times that the policy had been signed by Luck, and a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com that the insurer had offered the policy.
The decision comes on the heels of reports that Luck, who is the NFL’s franchise tag number, was looking for coverage for himself through a team’s policy, according to The New York Post.
According to the newspaper, Luck, a free-agent signee, was approached by several NFL teams to sign a policy, but none of the teams expressed interest in the deal.
The Washington Post reported that Luck was offered coverage through a company that is run by the former Colts quarterback, and it was not immediately clear if the policy would be offered by that company.
The report did not indicate whether the insurer was offering a guaranteed payment for the lifetime guarantee.