X-Message-Number: 14898
From: "Marta Sandberg" <>
Subject:  Risk and non-USA insurance companies
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 10:54:53 GMT

Dear Alcor,

The issue of reliability of non-USA insurance companies have been bought up 
on the CryoNet in recent posting, cumulating with Alcor s' resolution 
announced in message #14860.

Before I continue I would like to make it clear that I am *not* criticising 
Alcor, nor questioning their judgement or their right in making this 

However I would like to know the reasons behind it.

As a non-USA cryonicists who have 'foreign' life insurance to pay for my 
suspension, I find this development very disturbing. I would like to know 
if/why my insurance may not be safe.

Could Alcor, please, explain what problems they have had in the past with 
insurance companies or what problems they anticipate in the future. I would 
also like to know how Alcor evaluates which insurance companies are safe.

Once again I would like to stress that this is not a criticism of Alcor. I 
would simply like to have the relevant information so I can judge the degree 
of risk (if any) that my current insurance arrangements present. I believe I 
may share my newfound sense of unease with most cryonicists who have non-USA 

I respectfully ask Alcor to share their information with all cryonicsist, 
irrespective if what organisation they belong to.

I would also ask other cryonics organisations - CI, ACS, TransTime, and 
CryoSpan - what their experience with non-USA insurance companies have been. 
Both the good and the bad. Do they feel they have any reason for concern?

Thanking you in anticipation,

Marta Sandberg

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