A Brief History of Life Insurance

By Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing

To understand the insurance industry today, we must first look to its history. An article on this subject by the authors of Investment: A History appears in the June 2016 issue of Life & Health Advisor Magazine. “Today we consider life insurance part of the bedrock of families’ financial security in the United States,” write Reamer and Downing. “But where did it come from, how did it grow into the industry we know it as today, and what’s next for insurers and insureds?” To find out, click here to read the full article.