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Balance, end of period Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Carrying Value and Estimated Fair Value of Financial Instruments Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table Text Block] Financial Instruments Measured at Fair Value on Recurring Basis Schedule of Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Changes in Fair Value of Level 3 Securities Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Carrying Value of Commercial Mortgage Loans by Loan-to-Value Ratio Financing Receivable Credit Quality Indicators [Table Text Block] Schedules of Concentration of Risk, by Risk Factor Schedules of Concentration of Risk, by Risk Factor [Table Text Block] Equity [Abstract] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Comprehensive Income (Loss) Note [Text Block] Segment Reporting [Abstract] Segment Information Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Schedule of Earnings Per Share, 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share from continuing operations, basic (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Basic Share Earnings (loss) per common share from continuing operations, diluted (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Diluted Share Earnings per common share from discontinued operations, basic (in dollars per share) Discontinued Operation, Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operation, Net of Tax, Per Basic Share Earnings per common share from discontinued operations, diluted (in dollars per share) Discontinued Operation, Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operation, Net of Tax, Per Diluted Share Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes, basic (in dollars per share) Discontinued Operation, Gain (Loss) on Disposal of Discontinued Operation, Net of Tax, Per Basic Share Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes, diluted (in dollars per share) Discontinued Operation, Gain (Loss) on Disposal of Discontinued Operation, Net of Tax, Per Diluted Share Earnings (loss) per common share, basic (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Earnings (loss) per common share, diluted (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Awards excluded from diluted earnings per share calculation (in shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Disposal Group Name [Domain] United Life United Life Insurance Company [Member] United Life Insurance Company [Member] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Discontinued Operations, Disposed of by Sale Discontinued Operations, Disposed of by Sale [Member] Income Statement, Balance 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Held-to-maturity Securities, Fair Value Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operations, Held-to-maturity Securities, Fair Value Available-for-sale, at fair value (amortized cost $0 in 2018 and $1,412,291 in 2017) Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Securities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Securities Fixed maturities, available-for-sale securities, amortized cost Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operations, Available-for-sale Debt Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operations, Available-for-sale Debt Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Equity Securities at fair value (cost $0 in 2018 and $5,099 in 2017) Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Equity Securities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Equity Securities Equity securities, amortized cost Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operations, Equity Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operations, Equity Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Mortgage loans Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Commercial and Consumer, Net Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Commercial and Consumer, Net Policy loans Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Loans, Gross, Insurance Policy Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Loans, Gross, Insurance Policy Other long-term investments Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Long-term Investments Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Long-term Investments Total investments Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Investments Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Investments Cash and cash equivalents Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Cash and Cash Equivalents Deferred policy acquisition costs Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs Other assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Assets Total assets held for sale Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets Liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liabilities [Abstract] Future policy benefits and losses Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liability for Future Policy Benefits, Life Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liability for Future Policy Benefits, Life Deferred income taxes Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Deferred Tax Liabilities Accrued expenses and other liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities Total liabilities held for sale Disposal Group, Including 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$53,603 in 2018 and $51,603 in 2017) Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Reinsurance receivables and recoverables Reinsurance Recoverables, Including Reinsurance Premium Paid Prepaid reinsurance premiums Prepaid Reinsurance Premiums Deferred tax asset Deferred Income Tax Assets, Net Income taxes receivable Income Taxes Receivable Goodwill and intangible assets Goodwill and intangible assets Goodwill and intangible assets Other assets Other Assets Assets held for sale TOTAL ASSETS Assets LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Liabilities Liabilities [Abstract] Losses and loss settlement expenses Liability for Claims and Claims Adjustment Expense, Property Casualty Liability Unearned premiums Unearned Premiums Accrued expenses and other liabilities Accrued expenses and other liabilities Accrued expenses and other liabilities. Income taxes payable Taxes Payable Deferred income taxes Deferred Income Tax Liabilities, Net Liabilities held for sale TOTAL LIABILITIES Liabilities Stockholders’ Equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 75,000,000 shares; 25,043,967 and 24,916,806 shares issued and outstanding in 2018 and 2017, respectively Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital, Common Stock Retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Liabilities and Equity Disposal group, cash consideration Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Consideration Disposal group, adjustment to consideration Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Adjustment To Consideration Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Adjustment To Consideration Proceeds from disposal of subsidiary Proceeds From Divestiture Of Businesses, Gross Proceeds From Divestiture Of Businesses, Gross Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes Discontinued Operation, Gain (Loss) on Disposal of Discontinued Operation, Net of Tax Transition services agreement duration Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Transition Services Agreement Duration Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Transition Services Agreement Duration Shares repurchased (in shares) Stock Repurchased During Period, Shares Shares issued for stock-based awards (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Share-based Compensation, Net of Forfeitures Dividends on common stock, per share (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared Insurance Loss Reserves [Abstract] Reserves for Losses and Loss Settlement Expenses Liability for Future Policy Benefits and Unpaid Claims Disclosure [Text Block] Fair 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Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Level 2 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Cash surrender value Cash Surrender Value, Fair Value Disclosure Document and Entity Information [Abstract] Document and Entity Information [Abstract] Document Type Document Type Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Trading Symbol Trading Symbol Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Current Fiscal Year End Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares) Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Retirement Benefits [Abstract] Net Periodic Benefit Cost Schedule of 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Other Long-term Investments, Fair Value Disclosure Other Long-term Investments, Fair Value Disclosure Short-term investments Short-term Investments, Fair Value Disclosure Short-term Investments, Fair Value Disclosure Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Fair Value Disclosure Corporate-owned life insurance Policy reserves Liability for Future Policy Benefits [Abstract] Annuity (accumulations) Liability For Annuity Accumulations, Fair Value Disclosure Liability For Annuity Accumulations, Fair Value Disclosure Annuity (benefit payments) Liability for Annuity Benefit Payments, Fair Value Disclosure Liability for Annuity Benefit Payments, Fair Value Disclosure Summary of Investments Investments in Debt and Marketable Equity Securities (and Certain Trading Assets) Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Domain] Plan Name [Domain] Employee Stock Award Plan-2008 Employee Stock Award Plan-2008 [Member] Employee Stock Award Plan (the "2008 Stock Plan") [Member] Director Plan - 2005 Director Plan - 2005 [Member] the 2005 Non-qualified Non-employee Director Stock Option and Restricted Stock Plan (the "Director Plan" [Member] Options Awards Unrestricted Stock Awards Unrestricted Stock Awards [Member] Unrestricted Stock Awards [Member] Restricted Stock Awards Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Authorized Shares Available for Future Award Grants Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award Available for Grant [Roll Forward] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award Available for Grant [Roll Forward] Beginning balance (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number 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