A baby born today could live to 150

By Staff | January 17, 2014 | Last updated on January 17, 2014
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A baby that is born today could live to the age of 150, says Phil Cook, chief executive officer of Omega Insurance Holdings, according to a CI Top Broker report.

With people living longer there will be increased pressure on their retirement savings and on government pension programs and healthcare.

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For your business-owning clients, this also creates issues of succession. “Fewer companies are now passing their businesses on to the next generation,” says Cook.

An aging population also offers opportunities: “Not only are older people looking to buy their products differently, they need different products. That’s an opportunity out there for the industry.”

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