Aging and Longevity: Implications for Life Insurers
Demographic transitions change people's insurance needs. In Japan, fertility rates have dropped while people live longer. Baby boomers are now over 50 years old and their children have become independent. These shifts have influenced life insurance needs from death protection to medical and post-retirement coverage. Public-private collaborations, through platforms such as the Asia Pacific Financial Forum, can help develop financial systems that can enable insurers and pension funds to effectively provide long-term funding and serve the needs of an aging society.