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Former Agents, Brokers Find Rewarding New Careers, Purpose After Retirement

Members of the baby boomer generation are entering retirement—in record numbers—and this trend is readily apparent in the ranks of independent insurance agents and brokers.

Many veteran producers are selling their businesses and moving off to a well-deserved time of leisure. But for some, retirement does not mean the stereotypical vision of fishing on a lake on a sunny day.

Passion for Helping Agents Leads to Second Career

After spending a long career as an insurance producer, the last thing one might expect an agent to do would be to look out for other agents’ interests.

A Veteran Giving Back

Daniel T. Haley retired in 2007 after selling his eponymous agency in Portland, Maine to United Insurance—a deal forming the second largest agency in the state. What he was most proud of in that transaction was that everyone kept their job.

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PIA's national president was born to insure

Robert W. Hansen Jr., a fourth-generation insurance professional, reflects on what drives him to keep selling after more than 30 years in the business.

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Taiwan earthquake collapses two high-rises. Shoddy construction investigated

The Taiwanese government has ordered an investigation into a building's collapse, as images show tin cans built into the walls of the toppled complex.

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