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.   
   
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