Braintree, MA. (August 8, 2017) —U.S. individually underwritten life insurance activity continued to lose ground in July with the MIB Life Index composite down -2.6%, year-over-year. The MIB Life Index has declined in every month of 2017; year-to-date the composite Index is off -3.1%. In relative terms, the 2017 YTD index values (January – July, 99.92) compares just slightly ahead of 2015 YTD index values (99.73) for the same period. July application activity was -1.7% off pace from that of June 2017, typical of summer seasonality.