History

The original vision for the Pan-American Life Insurance Company came to a man on a boat while delivering produce to the United States from Central and South America. It was at that moment that Crawford H. Ellis, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, realized his passion for the people of Latin America and how important it was to offer them personal and business insurance protection.

In 1911, Mr. Ellis shared his inspiration with three other distinguished gentlemen, including Dr. Edward G. Simmons, an expert in life insurance, Dr. Marion Souchon, a renowned surgeon and physician and Eugene J. McGivney, a corporate lawyer, and together they created the Pan-American Life Insurance Company to serve the needs of individuals and businesses in Central and South America and the United States. Pan-American Life issued its first life insurance policy in March 1912 and was on its way to becoming the first company known to serve The Americas.

In 2011 Pan-American Life celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Click here to visit our commemorative portal.

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© 2017 Pan-American Life Insurance Group. All Rights Reserved.