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To the Editor:
—The question as to how service in the army will affect life insurance polices is worthy of the attention of doctors who offered their services.I have communicated with the companies with which I carry insurance, and give the information obtained for the enlightenment of those who have not yet investigated. If contemplating joining the army or the reserve, one should at once communicate with the companies with which one is insured, in order not to invalidate one's policies through failure to comply with the requirements of the policies.The Reliance of Pittsburgh states, "Your policies do not contain war clauses, so your engaging in military or naval service will in no way affect the validity of the contract."The Prudential states, "Your policies contain no war restrictions; therefore, service in the army will not affect the validity of the policies in any way."The Equitable states,
Piper WS. MILITARY SERVICE AND LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(3):227. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590300067024