The Tradition Continues...

AMLA Abraham Lincoln raised the concern “that government

of the people,
by the people,
for the people,

shall not perish from the earth” in his Gettysburg Address. While his intent of his remark was aimed at rebuilding of the United States after the Civil War, it is a concern that has been heeded by fraternal benefit societies like the American Mutual Life Association (AMLA). It was about this time in history that fraternal benefit societies emerged in the US. The principal purpose of the societies was (and is) to provide for their members and the surrounding communities.

Today, the tradition continues in the American Mutual Life Association (AMLA). In a world of corporate giants, the AMLA stands as a beacon of hope to those of us who still believe that if people can achieve self-government on a national scale, they certainly can do the same with the organization that provides them with life insurance and annuity products. Rooted in that belief is the notion that preserving a heritage and the community in which it is preserved, is worth investing in.

If you are like most Americans, you like freedom and democracy. The AMLA was started by a group of Slovenian immigrants to America, who wanted to pursue their happiness and exercise their love for a free and democratic society. Like most people, they had a strong connection to their roots, and wished to preserve what they could. At the same time, they accepted their new home, and wished to make a better life for themselves, and those around them here in the USA.

Today—after more than 100 years—the AMLA lives on!

A fraternal benefit society like the American Mutual Life Association is an entity that is governed by its members. While the AMLA sells life insurance and annuity products and is licensed and domiciled in the State of Ohio, it is also required by its mission to perform benevolent acts—both for its members, and the surrounding community.

Be a part of this strong tradition. Membership in the AMLA is simultaneous with the purchase of life insurance. To find out more, contact the AMLA by calling 216-531-1900, or by e-mailing

Photo: Alexander Gardner (Public Domain)

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