Americans have a lack of trust for insurance agents, leading them to purchase less coverage

Insurance plays a vital part in protecting people against accidents, catastrophes, and illnesses to make sure that they and their families do not suffer tremendous financial hardships should any of those circumstances occur. However, many are hesitant to obtain policies because they feel that they cannot trust an agent or insurer. In the United States, the number of individual life policies that are purchased every year has fallen by 45 percent over the last quarter century, even though the number of households that include children has risen by more than…

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Study shows online purchases of life insurance on the rise

The results of a study performed by the LIFE Foundation and LIMRA have indicated that Americans – particularly those in younger age groups – would rather make their life insurance purchases online, through the mail, or by phone. Though the majority – 64 percent – of consumers continue to make their life insurance purchases from an insurance agent, that number is rapidly decreasing when compared to the 1996 statistics. In that year, 80 percent of people were buying their insurance in person. According to president and CEO Marvin H. Feldman,…

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India in the running for top life insurance production in the world

India is on track to becoming one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance according to a study done by the Ficci and Boston Consulting Group. The rate at which the industry is progressing, the nation may become one of the 3 top life insurance companies worldwide.  The study suggests that the growth is due, in part, to the rapid industrialization of the country and booms in population. As the nation develops, more people find that they can afford insurance coverage, and so they obtain what they need. The…

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