04/12/2023

Moustache Insurance: A Curious Policy of the Past

In the world of insurance, there are policies for almost everything, even the most unusual. In the 19th century, insurance company Lloyd’s of London issued a peculiar policy: Moustache Insurance.

This insurance protected people whose public image depended largely on their moustaches. If a man with a prominent moustache lost it due to an accident, the policy would compensate him. The trick? He had to keep his moustache intact, unless he wanted to give up his compensation.

Although it may seem extravagant, this policy reminds us that the world of insurance throughout history has adapted its products to the most unusual needs of people, even when it comes to something as personal as a moustache.