Influential Insurance Newsletter Ends 40-Year Run

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A highly-regarded Indiana-based insurance industry newsletter has come to an end after four decades. The Herald-Times in Bloomington reports Joseph Belth has published the final edition of The Insurance Forum. The 84-year old used $2,000 of his own money to begin the monthly publication in 1973. It grew to become a must-read for insurance executives throughout the U.S. and Canada. Belth was honored in 1990 with a George Polk award, which honors special achievements in journalism.

The newspaper reports Belth is stopping publication because of the demands of a monthly newsletter and a desire to focus on his memoirs.

He retired from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1993 and remains professor emeritus of insurance.

He retired from IU’s Kelley School of Business in 1993 and holds the title professor emeritus of insurance.

Belth lives near the Monroe County community of Elletsville.Source: The Herald-Times