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Independent insurance agents declare a truce

...insurance agents lost important political support when the American Council of Life Insurance, which represents large life insurance companies, announced it would begin to negotiate bank-insurance affiliations. "Politically I think the agents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/17/biz_202676.shtml
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Insurance can trigger estate tax

...consisting of a house, other real estate and investments -- that do approach the $625,000 threshold. A large life insurance policy could push such estates over the top. "Why pay 50 percent tax on it if you don't have to," said Elaine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/11/bus_220389.shtml
Business
Money might have been motive

Authorities believe Ruth Vaiden killed her mother because she was the sole beneficiary of a large life insurance policy and she had fallen into financial troubles, according to investigators working on the case. Ruth Vaiden, 33, of Martinez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/15/met_200589.shtml
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