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The TWO WORDS that should raise a Red Flag
Dear Brother Knight,
When you’re looking for advice about insurance or financial matters in general, two words that should raise a red flag for you are “always” and “never”.
ALWAYS buy this kind of life insurance-NEVER that kind. NEVER buy Long Term Care Insurance until you’re such and such age. ALWAYS invest in mutual funds instead of purchasing annuities. It’s marketing nonsense.
These products are far too complex to make blanket statements about, especially because every family’s needs are different.
So the next time you hear one of these “always” or “never” pronouncements about life insurance, long term care insurance, annuities or disability insurance, ask yourself whether the source of this information knows you and your family personally, and has your best interest at heart.
Now that I’ve warned you against automatically believing “always” and “never” statements regarding financial matters, let me offer an exception: I will NEVER break the code of ethics I’ve signed, pledging to ALWAYS present facts honestly and accurately for the benefit of members’ decision-making.
That’s part of the benefit of doing business with YOUR Knights of Columbus.
Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner.
In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights “passed the hat” to benefit widows and orphans.
From that humble start, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products.
With more than $80 billion of insurance in force and a full-time field force of more than 1,400 serving our members and their families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.
The best way to learn about our products is by arranging a visit with a local field agent. Your agent can custom design an insurance program to meet your current needs, help you plan for the future or simply explain the many fraternal benefits that come with membership.
Why Choose Us?
We Are Strong
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society that is strong, secure and stable. Members can be confident that we’ll be here when you need us. We’ve been successfully protecting families since 1882, and our outlook remains bright.
Don’t just take our word for it. There is no more highly rated insurer in North America than the Knights of Columbus. A.M. Best has bestowed on us their highest rating (A++, Superior) for 35 consecutive years.
Remember, in 2010, the Knights of Columbus gave more than $154 million to Catholic and other charitable causes. In these uncertain times, find comfort in an organization that leads the way in doing good for others while doing good for our own.
We Are SECURE
Since 1882, we have been committed to protecting the financial futures of our Knights and their families. We do this by paying claims and dividends to our insured members. In 2010, we paid well over $442 million in death claims and other benefits, and more than $322 million in dividends to our policyholders. Even more impressive is the fact that in the past decade, the Knights of Columbus paid more than $3.2 billion in dividends to insured members.
WE ARE STABLE
Prudent leadership and management has led to the rapid growth of our assets, providing an adequate foundation for our member’s protection, and securing our obligations to our insured and their beneficiaries. Also, because we are a fraternal benefit society, we have no stockholders. Our owners are our members and we return our good fortune in the form of dividends to our policyholders.