The third quarter experienced the largest quarter-over-quarter gain since 2011 at 9.2%, MIB said, driven primarily by 12.8% growth in 0-44 age group and 9.2% growth in 45-59 age group.Young People Driving Huge Life Insurance Application Gains: MIB — https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/young-people-driving-huge-life-insurance-application-gains-mib-says?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=young-people-driving-huge-life-insurance-application-gains-mib-says#.X4DaDnV7nhc
U.S. application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was off -4.4% in March, year-over-year, all ages combined according to the MIB Life Index. Declining activity across the first three months of the year foreshadowed 2014’s first quarter losses, off -5.4% as compared to Q1 2013. The MIB Life Index has marked declining life insurance application activity for the past twelve consecutive months.
Life insurance application activity showed declines across all three age groups in October; ages 0-44 off -9.8%, ages 45-59 off -9.7%, and ages 60+ off -9.5%. Year-to-date, life insurance application activity for ages 0-44 are off -3.4%, ages 45-59 are off -3.9% and ages 60+ are off -0.9%.
This is encouraging news.