The industry experienced slow, steady growth over the past five years. Increased competition from insurance carriers that hire their own sales forces or use online platforms has threatened industry participants during this time, prompting brokers and agents to focus on expanding their level of expertise, as well as their product line, to include risk management and insurance consulting services. However, economic improvements for households and businesses over the next five years are expected to push demand and industry revenue up.
This industry includes individuals and businesses that primarily act as agents or brokers in selling annuities and insurance policies. Industry participants earn commission income, mostly as a percentage of the premium of insurance policies sold. They also earn fee income for providing risk management consulting and other value-added services.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.