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Cindy Elmore

Cindy Elmore

Bloomington, IL

"Life insurance is a safety net. And it is never too soon to expect the unexpected."

She kept a journal and wrote poetry. She liked to shop, talk to her friends on the phone, and was always trying to straighten her dark, curly hair. Sara and her mom, Cindy Elmore, spent many happy hours together watching old episodes of “I Love Lucy”.

But on March 16, 2002, Sara was killed in an auto accident. She was one of three young people who lost their life that night.

Two days after the funeral when Cindy returned to work, she received a phone call explaining that Sara’s life insurance benefit would be paid as soon as the death certificate was issued. Cindy had forgotten the policy even existed – it was something she’d signed up for when she began her career at COUNTRY Financial in 1998. The benefit helped Cindy and her husband pay for Sara’s funeral expenses.

“I was overwhelmed with the way the claim was handled with so much kindness. One thing we wouldn’t need to think about – life insurance – at a time when decision making and even rational thinking becomes impossible.”

Today, Cindy uses her experience to try and help others who are grieving. And when it comes to life insurance, Cindy says everyone should have it for their children too. “Life insurance is a safety net. And it is never too soon to expect the unexpected.”

Cindy Elmore is a COUNTRY Financial employee.