The Knights of Columbus, a Christian, Family, Fraternal, Service organization is actually a front for a tax exempt Insurance Company who doesn't care for its members.
As a member of the KofC I have volunteered countless hours of charitable service in their name to our community. Helping others is always rewarding to me. HOWEVER, when I applied for their INSURANCE (that is always pushed) I was told that since I have had some medical problems in the past that I din't qualify for life insurance through the organization.
Remember, this is an organization that only exists because there are millions of members doing millions of hours of charitable work in their name so they (the Insurance arm) can keep their tax exempt status.
My beef is this! Since I am partly responsible through my chairitable works, for their keeping a tax exempt status and reducing their overhead, why don't I AUTOMATICALLY qualify for their insurance?
I look at it this way. If I were employed by a large firm who provided insurance to their employees. EVERY employee, including me, would be covered. Rates may be higher, but covered nonetheless. I feel strongly that if I'm good enough to raise money for them, they should be REQUIRED to quilify me for insurance coverage.
I have spoke with numerous "agents" of theirs regarding my position, and the answer is always the same. "I agree, but there's nothing I can do"
I feel that in regard to the Insurance wing of this organization that their Tax Exempt status should be investigated, and removed since the K of C is in my opinion only an Insurance Company covering as a chairitable organization so they can enjoy unearned profits!