This week we are reading about Integrity Marketing Group’s expansion, AmerilLife’s Executive Vice President, and the slowing U.S. Life Insurance trend in March.


Integrity Marketing Group expands Acquisition of Michigan-based MultiState Insurance Center, Inc. | Integrity Marketing| April 2, 2019

Integrity Marketing Group. LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to axquire MultiState Insurance Center, Inc. (“MultiState or “the Company”). Based in Grand Haven, Michigan, MultiState is a second-generation, family-owned and operated agency specializing in Medicare Supplement and Final Expense insurance. As part of the deal, MultiState owner and CEO Karen Fredricks becomes an owner in Integrity.

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U.S. Life Insurance Activity Stumbles In March, MIB Reports | | April 12, 2019

U.S. life insurance application activity slowed down in March, largely because young people did not buy.

Overall activity fell 4.9% year over year, according to the MIB Life Index. The severity of the decline is largely attributable to the March 2018 comparative period being so good — up 6.7%, MIB explained.

For the first quarter 2019, the MIB Life Index is off 1% versus Q1 2018.

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AmeriLife® Names Patrick J. Fleming Executive Vice President | AmeriLife | April 9, 2019

AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing and distributing annuity, life and health insurance solutions, today named Patrick J. (Pat) Fleming as Executive Vice President Product Innovation & Corporate Actuary. This announcement comes as the company intensifies its partnership with leading carriers to deliver proprietary and other financial solutions to the pre-retiree and retiree market.

Read the full article on AmeriLife here.