Life Insurance Awareness Month


WHEREAS, the vast majority of Virginians recognize the importance of life insurance to safeguard their loved ones’ financial security; and

WHEREAS, the life insurance industry pays roughly $9 billion to Virginia beneficiaries each year, providing a tremendous source of financial relief and security to families experiencing the loss of a loved one; and

WHEREAS, the life insurance industry employs more than 32,000 Virginians and invests approximately $144 billion in our Commonwealth’s economy; and

WHEREAS, despite the peace of mind that life insurance brings to hundreds of thousands of Virginia families, there are still too many Virginians who lack adequate life insurance coverage; and

WHEREAS, during the month of September, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors celebrates Life Insurance Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, Life Insurance Awareness Month is an opportunity to encourage individuals who are eligible for life insurance to seek advice from qualified insurance professionals, and to take the actions necessary to achieve a financially secure future for their loved ones;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 2016 as LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.