X-Message-Number: 4485
From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
Subject: Re: CryoNet #4482 - #4484
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 12:10:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hi again!

Again to Mr. Leitl: Ettinger is right. I neglected to mention life insurance;
there are companies RIGHT NOW which will allow people to cash in their life
insurance while living if they discover that they are likely to die soon.
Moreover, a scrutiny of every life insurance policy I've ever heard of or
know about tells me that after a relatively short period of time (one year to
about 3) life insurance companies do commit to paying out even if the subject
of the life insurance policy commits suicide. If you have a policy, take a 
look at it. 

This fact does mean that you can't (legally) buy life insurance when you find
out that you suffer from an incurable and probably fatal illness, and THEN
commit suicide. And if you did try to do so illegally, the life insurance 
company is within its rights to ask for refund of all the money it paid you or
your estate ... OR those who froze you. This in its way is really like the 
situation with cryonics societies: it's easy to sign up when you're healthy,
very hard to do so when you aren't.

I'm a bit surprized that you don't know this, since it suggests that you've
never bought insurance. But then, not everyone does. If you are wealthy enough,
you could simply pay your cryonics society the necessary cash. In any case,

			Best wishes and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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