In her 1993 book, “The Fountain of Age,” Betty Friedan used substantial science to subvert the “age-as-problem” notion, asserting, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

Executive Summary

Working Americans are living longer, more productive and active lives; their continued presence is a boon for sectors like the insurance industry which face increasing talent gaps. Sharon Emek, the CEO of a contract staffing talent firm that is staffed by retirement-age workers, explains her view.

Today’s statistics affirm more than ever that the retirement-age U.S. population is anything but ready to retire. Their eagerness and ability to continue working in talent-seeking industries is a clear solution for the insurance industry’s talent gap.

A recent report by Deloitte Consulting, “Human capital trends in the insurance industry,” offers keen insight into how much the insurance industry has to gain by making practical changes to its employment model:

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