NU Online News Service, Jan. 13, 2004, 5:36 p.m. EST – The MIB Group Inc., Westwood, Mass., says U.S. life insurers checked 4.9% more life insurance applications in December 2003 than they checked in December 2002.[@@]
During most of 2003, activity for U.S. applicants over age 59 showed strong growth while activity for U.S. applicants under age 45 plummeted. But MIB says activity for U.S. applicants under age 45 increased 2.7% in December. Activity for applicants over age 59 increased 9.7%.
MIB also found that activity was weaker in Canada than in the United States.