Friday, March 09, 2007

Heads I win, Tails You Lose...

On the one hand, I'm used to seeing unlikely information coming out of the insurance industry, but this is kind of strange:
So who's (or what's) LIMRA, and why is this strange?
First things first:
LIMRA is the Life Insurance Marketing and Reseach Association (on whose Producer Panel I serve, along with thousands of my closest friends). They're kind of an industry-sponsored think-tank and research bureau. In a March 7, 2007 press release, LIMRA announced that the industry was breaking all kinds of production records. Well, not the industry so much as insurance agents.
The Medical Information Bureau (about which we've written before) has a somewhat different story:
Seems like quite a disconnect. I say "seems" because it appears that while the LIMRA piece touts sales growth for the whole of 2006, the MIB report indicates things slowed down in January 2007, which is apparently typical. What's still troublesome, though, is that "(y)ear-to-year activity comparisons have been falling since March 2006."
Something to watch.
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