Interest in life insurance boosted by pandemic

INCREASING INTEREST: Ted Shallcross, Amica Life Insurance Co. senior vice president and general manager, says the number of applications for life insurance has surged during the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
INCREASING INTEREST: Ted Shallcross, Amica Life Insurance Co. senior vice president and general manager, says the number of applications for life insurance has surged during the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a dreary cloud on daily life, Americans are thinking more about their own mortality, according to life insurance experts. And after a 10-year decline in life insurance applications following the 2008 recession, demand is increasing industry-wide, especially with younger applicants looking to establish policies. According to those in…

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