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"
As part of our Economic Empowerment and Racial Equity Initiative, the American Council of Life Insurers is acting on a plan to achieve greater economic empowerment in financially underserved communities and bridge racial and socioeconomic divides across the country. In particular, we want to ensure that all Americans – no matter who they are or … Continue reading "Close the Racial Wealth Gap"
Every four years, Americans come together in early November to determine our nation’s future. No matter whether we’re in the middle of a Civil War, a World War or a global pandemic. It’s guaranteed. America’s free and democratic elections are a source of inspiration worldwide. This year’s election was framed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading "Life Insurers, America: On The Move"
COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of millions of workers across the nation. But women in the workplace have been impacted the most, primarily because they bear an unequal share of family caregiving responsibilities. With shuttered day care facilities and remote schooling, working mothers have faced staggering challenges to juggle their home and work responsibilities. It’s … Continue reading "Life Insurers Support Diverse and Inclusive Work Culture"