Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THEY INSURED WHAT! Auto Insurance and Life Insurance Pale in Comparison

They Insured WHAT!!!!!!
You Won’t Believe What People Have Insured

     Searching for an affordable insurance? We all need to protect what is valuable to us and auto insurance and life insurance helps us to do so. Here is a fun glance of what others have insured. Remember when it is your time to consider insurance take the best route and insure at a low rate with great coverage. To be certain, odd things to insure has made a place in our world.
     I remember when I was very young my Father telling me that an actress had her legs insured for $1 million. This film beauty that appeared in many movies when they were still in black and white must have had some amazing legs. I recall my Father saying they were beautiful. Of course, being a young child I did not understand the whole insurance and relevance connection. I did understand that back then one hundred dollars was considered a lot of money. I could buy a dozen eggs for 19 cents. In perspective one million then would be equivalent to $9.9 million now.
     I visited my Father recently to ask the name of the actress with the WOW legs. Her name is Betty Grable and I chuckle now wondering how many reading this actually know who she is or have had the pleasure of watching one of her movies.
     Insurance protects from loss. As an adult I now realize that having this insurance was a way to protect her livelihood and acting career. Had she been incapacitated or severely marred, her career could have ended instantly. So in the spirit of curiosity I decided to find out what else people may have insured.
     I’m sure most would recognize the name of the famous dancer Fred Astaire even if you could not pick him up out of a line-up.  His nimble dancing legs insured for $150,000 back then.  While I do a little name dropping, some policies have confidentiality clauses.  At first you may think some of these policies are vanity; but realize companies and others who have a vested interest take out policies to protect their investment and their contracted “money maker.”  Inflation has certainly led to higher insurance dollar amounts.
·         Rolling Stones Keith Richard’s hands insured for $1.5 Million
·         $1 Million HAIR, yes hair, of a famous football player
·         $2 Million legs of famous 2004 model
·         $195 Million famous soccer player insured against injury, illness, disfigurement
·         $5.5 Million for voice and vocal cords of Bruce Springsteen
·         $10 Million for Smile of Actress (agency promoting her foots this bill)
·         $1 Million per finger of famous Guitarist
·         $120 Million ANKLES famous baseball player
·         $1 Billion legs famous singer
·         $400,000 on a handle bar Moustache
·         $1 Million for Game Show Insurance Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
(Yes they are insured in case they have to pay out)

           Worried about Alien Abduction?  No problem there is insurance for that. You too can be insured for celestial bodies invading our world and taking you captive, if you manage to make it back to your broker to file, prove and collect of course.  How does that rate on the weird insurance scale.
     My personal favorite and perhaps you may be inspired to embark on a journey to capture the finder’s fee. Earn a smooth $1.5 million from the Cutty Sark Company for the live capture of the Loch Ness Monster!  Of course, they have an insurance policy in place to pay the adventurer who achieves this task of wrangling Old Nessie and bringing her in.




1 comment:

  1. This was a very interesting and funny blog post. Thank you for sharing this. It is indeed so crazy to see what people have insured. My wife is an insurance broker so she tells me this stuff all the time. People can get very attached to certain things in their life. Thanks again for all the hard work you put.

    Joshua Duncan @ Focus Insurance Atlanta