NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY
National Life Insurance Day each year on May 2nd marks the anniversary of the first-day life insurance became available in the United States. The observance also brings awareness of the benefits of life insurance.
The sale of life insurance in the U.S. began in the late 1760s. The Presbyterian Synods in Philadelphia and New York City created the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers in 1759.
On May 2, 1759, the charter recorded for the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers. Episcopalian priests created a comparable relief fund in 1769. Between 1787 and 1837, more than two dozen life insurance companies were started, but fewer than half a dozen survived.
Life insurance can do some pretty amazing things for people. It can buy loved ones time to grieve. It can also pay off debts and loans, providing surviving family members with the chance to move on with a clean slate. Life insurance allows families to remain in their homes and pre-fund a child’s college education. When families own a business, life insurance will enable them to keep the business in the event of an untimely death. It also provides a stream of income for a family to live on for a period of time.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LifeInsuranceDay
Learn more about the different types of life insurance policies available today. Educate yourself and your family to determine your needs. If you have a life insurance policy, needs change as we age, and our children grow older and more independent. Use #LifeInsuranceDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY HISTORY
In 2014, Liran Hirschkorn, an Independent Insurance Agent at www.BestLifeQuote.com, submitted National Life Insurance Day to commemorate the anniversary of life insurance becoming available in the United States.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on May 2nd, annually.
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