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Our commitment to helping families goes beyond our life insurance


Meet Cassidy Allen, new college student and $5,000 Life Lessons Scholarship recipient

Cassidy lost her father to cancer and COVID-19 in January 2021. Though her father had life insurance, it was only enough to help her mother keep their home. There wasn’t enough for college tuition for Cassidy or her younger sister.

We’re glad we can help Cassidy afford her freshman year at St. Catherine’s University, where she’s planning to major in physical therapy – inspired by the people who helped her father during his four years with cancer.

The Life Lessons Scholarship helps reduce financial stress after the loss of a parent

We’re joining together to keep college within reach

This $5,000 Life Lessons Scholarship is awarded to young people like Cassidy who have shown character and perseverance despite their loss, based in part on an essay or video about how the death of a parent or guardian impacted their lives.

We’ve partnered with Life Happens to sponsor this $5,000 Life Lessons Scholarship as part of Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) in September. Life Happens is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the help people make smart choices about life insurance so they can help protect their loved ones’ future.

Cassidy Allen

Making a big difference with Life Happens

A college education is already a major financial challenge for most families – and it can be even more difficult if a parent dies leaving little or no life insurance. But together, we’re making an impact:

600+ recipients
$2.5 million in scholarships
350+ schools
(Source:, September 2021)

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See how prepared you may be for all that’s ahead

Life insurance is a simple and affordable way to help protect the financial future of your loved ones. With over 100 million adults who are uninsured or underinsured, however, there’s a chance you may not have adequate coverage for all that’s ahead.

But there’s an easy way to find out. Calculate the coverage you need – and learn more about the potential benefits of life insurance – with our Life Insurance Calculator.


Be ready when life happens

Life Happens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers take personal financial responsibility through ownership of life insurance and related products. © Life Happens 2021. All rights reserved. Life Happens receives annual financial support from more than 130 leading life insurance companies, including Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, all of which share Life Happens’ commitment to making sure consumers have the knowledge needed to make informed insurance-buying decisions. Life Happens does not endorse any insurance company, product, or advisor. The material is intended for informational purposes only.

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