The question was: Life insurance applications for people 60 and older in January 2009 showed which change from a year earlier?

a) Down 3% b) Down 6% c) Up 3% d) Up 6%

The answer is: d. Life insurance applications are up 6% for the 60 and up age group, according to the MIB Group Inc., Braintree, Mass. In comparison, over the same period, U.S. volume was down 7.8% for applicants ages 0 to 44 and down 1.6% for applicants ages 45 to 59, MIB reports. For more information, click here.