Direct mail marketing appears to be on the upswing for insurance companies. Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing intelligence, predicts direct mail marketing will actually increase through the 2009 Annual Election Period.
According to Mintel, Medicare acquisition mailings rose 13 percent in October 2009 versus October 2008. Based on these and similar observations, the company expects fourth quarter mail to increase by 20 percent. Through October and December of this year, Mintel anticipates that insurance companies will send out more than 350 million direct mail pieces; many as a result of being able to market Medicare Part D plans.