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July 6, 2010

Is ‘Retirement’ Now A Dirty Word?

Over the past several years as I’ve grown closer to retirement age, I have rebelled against the words “retiree” and “retirement.” I thought it was just me. But it’s not. My recent research (in conjunction with The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research) on the topic of retirement showed quantitatively that many people are Read More »

August 21, 2010

What the Numbers Say: Boomers On The Way Out

Insurance is a business of numbers. One of the most important is the number of people an independent agency has on its staff. Now matter how great technology gets, it still takes people to underwrite, process, service, and renew business. At a microeconomic level, every agency principal has to wrestle with that staffing number at Read More »

September 26, 2010

The Sound of Retirement

Retirement is starting to drain America’s insurance workforce. — The 78 million baby boomers (born 1946-1964) will retire at an estimated pace of 10,000 per day over the next 20 years, according to U.S. Census and other data. — The average age of insurance industry professionals is 56, according to the National Alliance Research Academy’s Read More »