At its heart, the Life Insurance business is about risk. An insurance providers job is to properly assess that risk and make educated decisions about how a person’s lifestyle might affect their risk of mortality, before factoring that into their premiums.
Some insurers, even nowadays, ask probing questions about your hobbies, and view perfectly healthy everyday pursuits like bungee jumping, skydiving and scuba diving as cause for concern. Here at Beagle Street, we just don’t think that’s very sporting of them.
What you do on your own time, quite frankly, is none of our business. So, as long as you take the proper safety precautions, we want you to enjoy life, safe in the knowledge that you’re protected. We won’t hold it against you if you are a hang glider pilot, bungee jumper or scuba diver  … but what about an astronaut?
This raises an interesting point – what might happen if someone wanted to get insured to go into space? Well, in 1969, such a question reared its head, and the story paints an interesting picture of how far Life Insurance has come in nearly 50 years.