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The insurance forum : a memoir / Joseph M. Belth.

Belth, Joseph M. (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 920.5 B453i (Text) 00000106550247 Indiana book Available -

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  • ISBN: 0941173186
  • ISBN: 9780941173186
  • Physical Description: xvi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Ellettsville, Indiana : The Insurance Forum, ©2015.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The Pre-Indiana Years: 1929-1962 -- The Indiana Years: 1962-2015 -- The Policy Replacement Problem -- The A.L. Williams Replacement Empire -- Life Insurance Prices and Rates of Return -- The Collapse of Executive Life -- Fractional (Modal) Premium Charges -- The Secondary Market for Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance -- The Military-Insurance Interlock -- Distortion of Important Policy Provisions Deceptive Sales Practices -- Professional Codes of Ethics -- Credit Life Insurance -- Disability Insurance -- Medical Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance -- The Annuity Business -- The Secondary Markets for Annuities -- Charitable Gift Annuities -- Financial Strength Ratings -- Transfers of Policies between Companies -- Compensation of Insurance Executives -- Surplus Notes -- The Demutualization Wave -- Life Insurance Policy Dividends -- Agents' Contracts with Insurance Companies -- The Insurance Regulators -- The Insurance Regulatory Information System Risk-Based Capital -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
What can one person do when a powerful industry censors the person's views? That is the question Joseph M. Belth tries to answer in this memoir about his publication of an independent monthly periodical called The Insurance Forum. He started the periodical with the January 1974 issue after he had experienced 31 incidents of censorship over a period of eight years. The censorship was the work of trade press periodicals, professional journals, professional organizations, insurance companies, and others who wanted to prevent him from expressing his views. He ended the Forum when he published the December 2013 issue after 40 consecutive years of publication. This memoir reveals the inside story of Belth's victories, partial victories, and defeats. His memoir explains why and how the Forum began and describes significant events that occurred during the four decades of operation, including those relating to life insurance, annuities, company operations, and regulation. Belth also describes his adolescent years and education prior to joining the faculty of Indiana University in 1962, and his long association with the University. -- From book jacket.
Subject: Belth, Joseph M.
Insurance > United States.
College teachers > Biography.

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