X-Message-Number: 6768
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 17:06:25 -0600
From:  (Kennita Watson)
Subject: Re: CryoNet #6762 - #6766

>> 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 ...

>     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.
What if people bought more insurance as a result?  Some could go to preserving
some family member(s) for the future, and the rest to taking care of the
remaining ones in the interim.  This could be quite incentive enough for
insurance sellers; they get the premiums until the policy is collected on,
and so would be happy to explain to people why they need more insurance.


Kennita Watson    | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,
| but of respect and joy in each other's life.   Rarely do
                  | members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
                  |                            -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_

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