"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you."  Luke 10:19    

Why do the Knights Offer Insurance?

Very simply, the Knights offer insurance because God calls us to protect and provide for those He has put in our charge.  Our Venerable founder, Fr. McGivney saw this basic need very clearly, out of which the Knights of Columbus were born.

In the winter of 1882 in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., Fr.McGivney gathered the men of his parish together to create a solution to a recurring problem. Many Catholics — most of whom were immigrants — were working and living in unfavorable conditions. And many, tragically, were dying young, leaving behind widows and orphans with insufficient financial resources.  He knew that if the Catholic men in his parish came together in mutual aid, widows and orphans could receive the support they needed. 

​So, he established the Knights of Columbus, and with it, a “pass-the-hat” insurance system to protect the Catholic families in his parish. Over time, that system has evolved, and today we stay true to our founding mission through our multi-billion dollar, top-rated insurance program. 

Members in the United States and Canada have exclusive access to our insurance program and products, including life insurance, retirement an.nuities, long-term care insurance, and disability income insurance. The Knights of Columbus is now one of the largest life insurers in North America, and the largest Catholic life insurer in the world.

Want more information? Contact our council's field agent. He will be happy to answer all your questions and get you on the way to giving your family the protection you want and they deserve.

Our Field Agent:
Don Wesley, FICF

For More Information Contact:
Don Wesley

[email protected]
​Office:  888-393-7539
Fax:      586-591-6500

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Our Insurance Products:

Permanent Plans
Term Plans
Long Term Care
Disability Income

Bible Quotes on Protecting Our Families