For example, if parties clearly reach an agreement on Dec.31, 2009, but do not execute a contract formalizing their agreement until Jan.3, 2010, the contract may be dated as of Dec. This is simply the accurate memorialization of a past event, something that is essential to legal practice.
This is also tied to compulsory covers, especially motor vehicle insurance, where regulators do not want to see policies cancelled for non-payment.
Here's what happened, why I think it happened, and how you should handle blog post dates for SEO. Somewhere along the line we forgot to remove the placeholder dates from the blog templates and so we launched with Aug 8, 2014 as the date for every blog post.
A week or so later we noticed traffic was trending much higher than usual.
We switched all our blog post dates to Aug 8, 2014.
A week later, organic traffic was up 45% and direct traffic was up 62%.
Many local and in-country carriers will request cash before cover if the regulations are not as clear.