National Geographic : 1914 Dec
Signing UP Against Chance What is your chance against sickness or accident? You're as sound as a dollar and always feel fine. So did Bob Searles and he was fit as a fighter until pneumonia laid him up for three months. Howard Denny was as strong as a horse, and an athlete, but a scratch by a letter-spindle resulted in blood poisoning and sent him to a hospital for twenty-two weeks. Let us assume that Searles and Denny were protected against illness and accident by our new Equity-Value Disability Policy. Searles received $650, or $50 per week, and Denny was paid $1,100 for the loss of his time. They were insured for $10,000 each in case of accidental death and $50 per week for disability. They were signed up against chance--and they won. Both are first-class risks. They are normally occupied men. Neither is in a hazardous calling. Neither travels much. They both lead regular lives and their days are prac tically repetitions. One was injured at a place supposedly safe. The other was over taken by unexpected illness. Each was en abled, by his indemnity, to finance his loss of time and the added expenses above living costs-Searles's firm paid him his salary; but Denny was a lawyer and his income stopped until recovery. Now, assume that you are in the same class as these men-the story, of course, is simply illustrative, but hundreds of claims like theirs are paid annually. How would you finance unexpected illness or accident? You've never given accident and health in surance the consideration you've given to protecting your family against losing you by death. Your property is insured against fire or storm because it's an asset representing cash. What value do you set on your great est asset--your earning capacity? It will certainly pay you to know just how you can protect yourself against time-loss, against money-loss, against chance and the doctor's bill-for a premium (in the pre ferred class) of $10.00* per $1,000 death benefit. $10,000 protection for $100 per year. Varying sums are paid for loss of limbs, sight, and other permanent injuries. Five dollars per week for every $1,000 of insur ance if you are laid up by accident or illness. Sign and mail the coupon. It will bring a sample Equity-Value Disability Policy, or Accident Policy, with full infor mation. Your signature involves no obliga tion, of course. Maryland Casualty Company Baltimore, Maryland * Eleven Dollars in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Maryland Casualty Company Name 5 North Street, Baltimore, Md. Please send me a sample Equity- Street Value (Accident, Disability) Policy and information, without City obligation on my part, as adver tised. Occupation State Age "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."