Hi ericreinhardt, Asurion insurance protection including TEC, WPP, and EW (Extended Warranty) is not available for both versions of the iPad. The iPad does include a free one-year warranty and 90 days complimentary Apple telephone technical support. You can click the link below for more details about Applecare and options:
Mags, AppleCare for the iP2 can be purchased anytime within the first year of ownership. It gives you a second year of coverage on the hardware and Apple tech support for the time after 90 days up to the end of the second year of ownership.
It DOES NOT cover hazard damage, e.g., breakage, water damage, etc. There are private Device insurance companies for that but, unfortunately, I do not have their info. Perhaps, search this Forum as I recall others talking about thoses options in past threads.
The AppleCare for iP2 site is:
Hope this has helped.