NU Online News Service, Feb. 3, 2005, 3:31 p.m. EST
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., is adding another city to its LifeBridge initiative.[@@]
MassMutual is introducing the program, which provides $50,000 in free life insurance for eligible parents, in Houston.
The program supplies 10-year, level-term life insurance coverage for working parents between the ages of 19 and 42. Children of participating parents who die can use the proceeds to pay for almost any kind of formal schooling, including pre-school, elementary school, high school, vocational school, college and graduate school, MassMutual says.
MassMutual started the program in late 2002 and since then has given away about 3,000 free life insurance policies.
To qualify for the free coverage, parents must be permanent, legal U.S. residents in good health.