by John Darer® CLU ChFC MSSC CeFT® RSP CLTC
After receiving an increasing number of calls from individuals who bought policies from Independent Life and Accident of Jacksonville a long time ago, as the result of my articles (on this blog and 4structures' Settlement News Network blog ) about the unveiling of Independent Life Insurance Company. I thought this might be helpful information
- Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company was founded in 1920 and was based at 1 Independent Drive in Jacksonville Florida. It is not related in any way to Independent Life Insurance Company, established in 2017, a structured settlement only insurance company, which is based in Forth Worth TX and has administrative offices in Jacksonville, FL.
- In 1997 Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company merged with American General Life Insurance Company, now a subsidiary of AIG, which is based in Houston, TX.
- If you are an insured of Independent Life and Accident or a beneficiary of someone who was an insured or an annuitant of the company you should contact American General at 800-888-2452
- Given that Independent Life and Accident's merger into American General occurred 21 years ago, when it is possible that the first customer service representative you speak to was not even born or was crawling around in diapers, please be patient. They may or may not know the history. Make sure to explain that "you are a policyholder or beneficiary of a policy with Independent Life and Accident which was merged into American General in 1997"