Unusual Insurance


Are you insured against the peril of zombie incursion?  No?!  Do you really think that auto, home, and life insurance is all you need?  Okay, well, yeah, that is perhaps all the insurance you need – but that’s not the case for all of us.

Spring has me feeling a bit whimsical and I thought perhaps it would be mildly entertaining to mention that insurance goes well beyond the oft-considered boring coverages related to our automobiles, homes, and responsibilities to our dependents.  Professional athletes and entertainers have been known to insure their valuable body parts for substantial sums.  Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards has reportedly insured one of his fingers for $1.6 million, and Bruce Springsteen’s vocal cords are allegedly insured for up to $6 million.  Then there are a multitude of celebrities who have reportedly insured various attractive body parts for large sums.  I’ll leave it at that.

Suffice to say that insurance isn’t always stuffy and boring.  Just ask the underwriters who analyze and consider these unique risks.  Any celebrity insurance stories you wish to share? Feel free to comment – but please keep it PG rated!


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