Your comments about RAAs in NUL Sept. 13 are appreciated. I hope it is the beginning of a more aggressive and informative spokesman for the life insurance business. People and our public officials need to be better informed about a life insurance contract, and at this moment, about RAAs. As you said, if they did not exist, someone would invent them.
With the departure of Jack Bobo, I have lost a great source of correct information nowhere else to be found. The unsigned letter on page 6 of the Sept. 27 issue of NUL sums up the past history of NUL re: life insurance. But the article and interview with Roger Crandall are certainly steps in the right direction.
I have been a life insurance agent for 61 years, retired but still licensed, servicing some clients and looking for a much younger agent to succeed me. I have depended on the back page for so long that I hope you will soon find someone to take Jack’s place.
One suggestion for your 40-year-old earned face: get a good shave, clean shirt, necktie AND NEW PHOTO!
Conner A. Burnette, CLU
With respect to my predecessor, I have always felt that this industry takes too many unfair beatings, and while it’s the journalist’s job to remain objective, as one reporter friend told me recently, in today’s media world, it just doesn’t pay to be objective anymore. How sad. But it gives me license to defend the industry more robustly, and I will gladly use the pages of this magazine to do so. NUL is about this industry. And it is for this industry, too. [BC]
J I read your last Gamut with interest, and I wish you well in the years to come. You mentioned at age 40 is the face you have earned. I won’t ask you about the things you feel that you have done wrong during those recent twenty years that makes you want to hide your face behind a beard. Do you feel too young to take Jack Bobo’s place and attempt to look older with a beard? I’ll judge you by your performance.
Our industry is in trouble. Mississippi has a very good insurance commissioner. You need to call Mike Chaney to obtain his current knowledge.