NU Online News Service, July 12, 2004, 5:56 p.m. EDT
American-Amicable Life Insurance Company, Waco, Texas, says it will pay death claims to beneficiaries of some military personnel who technically do not have American-Amicable coverage.[@@]
American-Amicable and other private life insurers have faced battles with Pentagon officials over their marketing strategies. Military personnel sometimes obstruct service members’ efforts to pay private life premiums through payroll allotments, American-Amicable says.
American-Amicable is responding by providing death benefits for the beneficiaries of service men and women killed in the line of duty if the service members have taken steps to allot payroll for American-Amicable premium payments, even if they have not actually made their first payments.