The American Council of Life Insurers congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. What a historic moment for our nation! We inaugurated our oldest president and our first female vice president. And we did so under very different circumstances than normal with the safety and security precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading "A New Chapter"
Today our nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King once said: “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Fittingly, today’s federal holiday is also recognized as a national day of service, when in the spirit of Dr. King, people come together to help their communities. Helping our communities … Continue reading "Knowledge Is Power"
Last week’s attack at the U.S. Capitol was horrific. The disturbing scenes and tragic loss of life are very difficult to shake, and they illuminated so many things that must be repaired in our nation. Many of us felt the same chills and horror that we did 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. I … Continue reading "Let’s Get Started"
Life insurers’ most critical mission is helping people take care of those they love. The importance of our mission was magnified during 2020, with the insidious COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting severe economic downturn and a holistic reassessment of racial inequality in America. Acknowledging this pivotal moment in history, life insurers have re-intensified our longstanding commitment … Continue reading "Top 10 for 2020"
We’re three weeks away from a new calendar year. Thank goodness. Turning the page on 2020 can’t come soon enough for many of us. This year has been so tumultuous, led by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans and disrupted the lives of millions more. The economic slowdown triggered by the pandemic … Continue reading "Hurry up, 2021"
Melinda Gates, who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said: “To safely reopen the country, healthy people need to be able to go to work, and sick people need to be able to stay home,” she wrote. “We know that will require scaling up testing and contact tracing. We overlook that it will require … Continue reading "Melinda Gates Is Right: Caregiving Solutions Needed"
As many Americans know, a serious illness or injury can have quite an impact on their financial well-being, even with a generous major medical insurance plan. Think high deductibles and co-pays, limited paid time off, and child-care costs in an environment where many Americans are strapped with student debt, high housing costs, and other bills … Continue reading "Supplemental Coverage Is A Difference Maker"