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Top 10 Writers Of Life Insurance/Annuities By Direct Premiums Written, 2016

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc.  $95,110,802 15.2%
2 Prudential Financial Inc.  45,902,327 7.3
3 New York Life Insurance Group  30,922,462 4.9
4 Principal Financial Group Inc.  28,186,098 4.5
5 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.  23,458,883 3.8
6 American International Group  22,463,202 3.6
7 Jackson National Life Group  22,132,278 3.5
8 AXA  21,920,627 3.5
9 AEGON  21,068,180 3.4
10 Lincoln National Corp.  19,441,555 3.1

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance. Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.

Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.

 
TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2008

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 Metropolitan Group $79,838,564 13.0%
2 American International Group 49,723,135 8.1
3 Prudential of America Group 38,999,737 6.4
4 ING America Insurance Holding Group 34,540,525 5.6
5 Aegon USA Holding Group 30,375,475 4.9
6 John Hancock Group 30,137,601 4.9
7 New York Life Group 27,401,785 4.5
8 Principal Financial Group 22,678,813 3.7
9 Hartford Fire and Casualty Group 21,862,127 3.6
10 Lincoln National Group 19,984,568 3.3

(1) Premium and annuity totals, before reinsurance transactions, excluding state funds.   
(2) Based on U.S. total including territories.   
   
Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Annual Statement Database, via Highline Data, LLC. Copyrighted information. No portion of this work may be copied or redistributed without the express written permission of Highline Data, LLC.

 
TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE/HEALTH INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2009

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $88,003,977 16.6%
2 Prudential Financial Inc. 48,359,584 9.1
3 Manulife Financial Corp. 25,704,483 4.8
4 New York Life Insurance Group 25,096,306 4.7
5 American International Group 24,196,141 4.6
6 ING Groep NV 22,455,707 4.2
7 AEGON NV 19,288,714 3.6
8 Lincoln National Corp. 18,371,493 3.5
9 Hartford Financial Services 15,083,712 2.8
10 Jackson National Life Group 14,483,672 2.7

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds, other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance from life/health insurers. Before reinsurance transactions, excluding state funds.

Source: SNL Financial LC. 

 
TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE/HEALTH INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2010

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc. $100,537,632 19.1%
2 Prudential Financial Inc. 46,600,755 8.9
3 New York Life Insurance Group 25,490,993 4.8
4 Manulife Financial Corp. 21,925,761 4.2
5 Lincoln National Corp. 19,449,441 3.7
6 ING Group N.V. 18,222,110 3.5
7 Jackson National Life Group 18,206,802 3.5
8 AEGON NV 17,052,511 3.2
9 American International Group 16,631,038 3.2
10 Principal Financial Group Inc. 13,804,217 2.6

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds, other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance from life/health insurers. Before reinsurance transactions.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE/HEALTH INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2011

($000)

Rank Group Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc.  $120,913,235 21.0%
2 Prudential Financial Inc.  46,760,257 8.1
3 New York Life Insurance Group  24,640,499 4.3
4 ING Groep N.V.  22,642,830 3.9
5 Jackson National Life Group  20,687,926 3.6
6 American International Group  20,589,787 3.6
7 Manulife Financial Corp.  20,385,664 3.5
8 Lincoln National Corp.  20,171,138 3.5
9 AEGON NV  19,464,021 3.4
10 Principal Financial Group Inc.  16,293,968 2.8

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds, other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance from life/health insurers. Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Based on U.S. total including territories.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
TOP TEN WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE/ANNUITIES BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc.  $85,001,696 14.9%
2 Prudential Financial Inc.  41,407,447 7.3
3 Jackson National Life Group  25,728,116 4.5
4 AEGON  24,499,916 4.3
5 Lincoln National Corp.  24,274,104 4.3
6 New York Life Insurance Group  24,223,396 4.3
7 American International Group 21,698,620 3.8
8 Voya Financial Inc. 20,228,599 3.6
9 Manulife Financial Corp. 19,263,216 3.4
10 Principal Financial Group Inc.  18,909,416 3.3

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance. Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
TOP 10 WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE/ANNUITIES BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc. $95,331,132 16.1%
2 Prudential Financial Inc. 44,720,129 7.6
3 New York Life Insurance Group 28,393,849 4.8
4 Jackson National Life Group 26,708,218 4.5
5 AEGON 25,339,180 4.3
6 Lincoln National Corp. 24,329,107 4.1
7 American International Group 23,279,901 3.9
8 Principal Financial Group Inc. 18,894,839 3.2
9 Manulife Financial Corp. 18,513,758 3.1
10 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 16,818,431 2.8

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
Top 10 Writers Of Life/Health Insurance/Annuities By Direct Premiums Written, 2015

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share (2)
1 MetLife Inc. $102,487,074 16.4%
2 Prudential Financial Inc. 43,134,670 6.9
3 New York Life Insurance Group 29,647,519 4.8
4 Jackson National Life Group 27,457,195 4.4
5 AEGON  24,983,201 4.0
6 American International Group (AIG) 24,976,781 4.0
7 Principal Financial Group Inc.  23,416,059 3.8
8 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.  23,117,904 3.7
9 Lincoln National Corp.  22,676,916 3.6
10 AXA  19,478,236 3.1

(1) Includes life insurance, annuity considerations, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance. Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Based on U.S. total, includes territories.

Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.