Another perspective: Lyndeborough Mutual Fire Insurance Company

A 1919 page from the ledger of the Lyndeborough Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The state's Insurance Commissioner would not renew their charter in 1990 because they were too small and they still kept hand-written records.

They say that some companies are “too big to fail,” but there are apparently some companies that are too small to continue to operate, at least by government standards. By those standards, the old way isn’t necessarily the best way. If you don’t modernize, too bad.

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