Forecasts for the 2012 life insurance marketplace

Now that 2011 is coming to a close, life insurers are looking ahead to the new year to try to find out what they can expect from their near future. Though this process is a very cloudy one, as it is impossible to make precise forecasts about the way this market segment will perform, it is still important to try to get an image of what the future may hold. Among the more common predictions are the following: • A larger number of consumers will be starting to think about…

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Social media plays may play a role in determining insurance rates in the future

Social media has had a noticeable impact upon society. Many rely on social networks to stay in touch with friends and family, but businesses also make use of the social sphere. While companies are quick to establish their own presence on social sites, employers have taken to reviewing the sites of their potential workers to determine whether or not the information they provided during the application process is true. This trend is growing in popularity, and even insurance companies have taken up the practice. There are a number of factors…

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