On the heels of Memorial Day in May and Flag Day in June, July is the month of patriotism since the 4th is the day we celebrate the birth of our country as a nation, independent from English rule.
Even though our break from the British Empire came in 1776, Insurance was sold in the Colonies as early as 1735 in South Carolina. In 1772 Benjamin Franklin along with more than 70 business owners formed a mutual company called “The Philadelphia Contributorship for the Insuring of Houses from Loss by Fire.”
We know from a previous post that Medicare was enacted in 1965, but did you know Life Insurance was established in the 1760’s? The Presbyterian Synods (an assembly of the clergy and sometimes also the laity in a diocese or other division of a particular church) created the “Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers” in 1759 in New York and Philadelphia which was duplicated by Episcopalian priests in 1769. Auto insurance came about in 1897, health insurance in the 1920’s and home policies in the 1950’s.
So, how does Insurance and Patriotism go together?
In our previous post we explained what Riders and Endorsements are and gave some examples of these on a P&C policy. Today we’ll talk about riders on Life Insurance products.
Remember, a ‘rider’ is a temporary addition to an insurance policy that can be added or removed that does not change the original benefits stated in a policy and an ‘endorsement’ is a permanent change to increase benefits to an existing policy and both result in additional premiums.
Last year we talked a couple of times about safety and travelling. We gave you some Hurricane Evacuation Tips and Vacation Preparedness Tips. We also shared Holiday Safety Tips, Fun in the Sun Safety Tips and Tips for staying safe at Festivals.
As all of these tips revolve around travelling – even though that may not be far from home – I thought it would be great to condense the above-mentioned tips into one, easy-to-find article.
While scrolling around on social media, (depending on your audience) you may have come across the phrase “Insure Your Love” or hashtag, #insureyourlove and wondered what that was all about.
I know I did!
We’ve done our best to help you Understand Life Insurance and explained the differences in Whole & Universal Life as well as Mortgage Protection and Term Life products. In this article we’ll explain the basics of Annuities.
As we move into a brand new year, many people take this time to reevaluate their lives and set goals for the upcoming twelve months. When compiling information and creating your lists of things to do, check, and repair or replace, add Review Insurance to your list.
Here are some things to consider when you schedule an appointment with your insurance agent and/or financial advisor.....
In our post, Understanding Life Insurance, we mentioned Whole Life, Term Life, Universal Life and Annuities and we discussed the differences in Whole and Term policies. Today we’ll talk about the differences in Whole and Universal Life insurance products.
We here at Curtis Insurance would like to take a moment to say how much we appreciate each and every one of you.
As we kick off the holiday season, here are a few safety tips for you, your family and your home….
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