Fed up with the life of an insurance agent, many aging baby boomers are retiring or choosing something spicier for their lives. Some principals are seizing the opportunity to sell their agencies to banks or another entities. While they may make big dollars or find cool waves, sticky problems remain in their wake. Too often, principals are struggling to attract new agents they can groom to take over the helm. At the same time, many of the country's brightest young business minds are looking askance at the prospect of being insurance agents; they've been spooked into thinking such positions will ultimately be filled by non-humans.The outlook seems so bleak that agents might someday vanish, and will it be technology that metes out the coup de grace? Or do most agents actually view technology as their savior?


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