Category Archives: Life Insurance

The Sandpiper — and the Insurance Industry

Sandpipers are tiny, somewhat top-heavy birds that, per Wikipedia, “eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil.”  The shorebird variety… Continue reading

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Lemonade Inc.: Hype, Trust, Transparency, Mutuality

I’ve been excited by the advent of #Lemonade Inc. since I first heard about it early last year. If you’ve had any experience in the insurance biz over the past few years, when insurtech became a thing — or over … Continue reading

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New York Life and Slave Insurance

So… I was lunching with a friend the other other day when he asked me — knowing I had spent some 25 of my life working at New York Life Insurance Company Continue reading

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Innovation, Good & Bad, in the Insurance Biz

One of the many things I was taught early on in Blogging School — BTW, where the hell is that degree from Nixon College?[1] — and then learned for myself from bitter blogging experience, is that — should you ever cherish hope … Continue reading

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What’s the Most Important Word in Insurance?

First off, let’s congratulate BBDO New York on their recent appointment as agency of record for American Family Insurance. AmFam spent some $154 million on ads last year and $82 million during the first half of 2014 — all in … Continue reading

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