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The History of Life Insurance in America: The Beginning

Posted by William Byrnes on September 6, 2010


In a turn from addressing weekly subjects like ‘Alternative Risk Transfer’ and ‘Independent Contractors’,  this week our AdvisorFYI blog will provide the financial advisor with the history of life insurance in America.  AdvisorFX Journal will focus on avoiding transfer taxes with a capitalized entity sale to a defective grantor trust.

This article explores the beginnings of life insurance in America.  The foundations of life insurance is actually found in other areas of risk management at the end of the 18th century.  Follow along as we take a tour though history and examine how insurance evolved to be the way it is today.  Read it as The History of Life Insurance in America: The Beginning

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