How is it possible that several life insurance companies issued policies totaling over $500,000 on such a young child?
Although child life insurance plans provide some benefits for the family, including being used as a form of savings for the future, and providing death benefits for final expenses, it just seems $500,000 is way more than anyone could need in this situation.
Here's an excerpt from the article in the Washington Post:
AMONG THE haunting questions that need to be answered about the death of Prince McLeod Rams is one recently posed in a letter to this page. “What about the insurance companies,” Linda Cole wanted to know of the three firms that wrote policies totaling more than $500,000 on the life of the 15-month-old allegedly drowned by his father. Law enforcement authorities characterized the death as a premeditated scheme to collect money. “Why . . . issue a policy so large that it may have created a potential motive for his slaying?” asked Ms. Cole. Read the entire article here.
What are your thoughts on this terrible tragedy?
Would you insure the life of your child?