Americans ages 60 and older pumped a torrent of applications into U.S. life insurers in January.
Americans ages 45 through 59 sent in more applications.
Americans ages 44 and younger continued to back away.
MIB Group Inc. has given that picture of U.S. individual life application activity in a new batch of activity data.
Life insurers created MIB to give themselves a mechanism for sharing some of the information used to verify applications for life insurance, disability insurance and other medically underwritten products.
Life insurers use MIB services to process about 90% of medically underwritten applications submitted in the United States, according to MIB.