X-Message-Number: 6763
Date:  Sat, 17 Aug 96 19:19:21 
From: Steve Bridge <>
Subject: Insurance marketing

To CryoNet
>From Steve Bridge, Alcor
August 17, 1996

In reply to:     Message #6760
                 From: Peter Merel <>
                 Subject: Question about insurance + Re: PooPoo
                 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 23:25:27 +1000 (EST)

> I was wondering whether any of the
> suspension providers have any sort of reciprocal arrangement with
> insurers? If an insurer was willing to present cryonics as a tick-box
> option on a life insurance policy (notwithstanding the eventual need to
> fill out the rest of the paperwork) I imagine that this might catch
> people in a receptive mood for the idea - people who are actively
> considering their own mortality and making arrangements for regular
> monthly payments in order to prepare for it. Has any provider considered
> or implemented such an arrangement?

     Peter, this sounds more complicated than you describe it.  That would 
make the insurer a cryonics marketer without any particular benefit for 
them, since these are individuals who are (presumably) *already* buying a 

     The only possible benefit I could see for the insurer is if the 
cryonics company provided a kick-back to the insurer for the service; 
which would probably be a red-flag to the IRS, at least for non-profit, 
tax-exempt corporations like Alcor.

Steve Bridge

Stephen Bridge, President ()

Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Non-profit cryonic suspension services since 1972.
7895 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 110, Scottsdale AZ 85260-6916
Phone (602) 922-9013  (800) 367-2228   FAX (602) 922-9027
 for general requests

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