o U.S. life insurers received 2.2%. more requests for individual life insurance coverage in October 2009 than they did in October 2008.

o In September, overall application activity was 1.8% higher than in September 2008.

o Activity volume fell 2% for applicants ages 0 to 44, but rose almost 18%.for applicants ages 60 and older.

Source: Data from The MIB Group Inc., Braintree, Mass.

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