Rudi Hoffman, CFP, CLU, ChFCThe article Many Are Cold but Few Are Frozen: Cryonics Today said
You and I have something in common. We are both careening headlong toward aging and death. That’s the gorilla in the room that we try to ignore the impetus behind countless brands of superstition. But this is 2007, and there may be a more scientific and rational way for us to look at these issues. If control of the material world is rapidly advancing and human beings are part of the material world, then aging and death may soon become problems of medicine, not metaphysics.
In 1994, I read an article in Omni magazine about a cryonics organization, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, now based in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was fascinated to find that there were at least two organizations providing human cryopreservation: Alcor and the Cryonics Institute, the latter based in Michigan. I had thought cryonics to be strictly science fiction, and I was thunderstruck to find that two real, solid organizations had been quietly cryopreserving people for decades.
At the time, Alcor’s price for a full body suspension was $120,000. Due to inflation and improved protocols, it has now risen to $150,000. (The Cryonics Institute charges slightly less.) I was surprised to find that this entire cost can be paid by life insurance! By simply adding an extra policy naming Alcor as beneficiary, for a few bucks a day, I could be a part of this grand experiment.
Rudi Hoffman, CFP, CLU, ChFC was the author of this article and is
CEO of Hoffman Planning and is a
He specializes in cryonics life insurance/planning and retirement
planning without risk.
He has more knowledge about cryonics insurance, and has sold more
insurance for cryonics purposes than any insurance agent in the world.
Rudy is on the Board of Advisors for Salvation Army and is a Member of the National Financial Planning Association and of the Central Florida Financial Planning Association. He is Senior Associate with the Foresight Institute.
He was previously Regional Vice President of Primerica, Senior Vice President of Amerishare Investors, and Marketing Director for World Marketing Alliance Securities. He has been involved in financial services since 1980.
Rudi graduated Cum Laude from Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. He is the world’s leading writer of life insurance to fund cryonic suspension. Listen to him on The Future And You.