Individual Annuity Considerations, 2014-2018 (1)

($ billions)

      Total
Year Variable Fixed Amount Percent change from prior year
2014 $140.1 $96.9 $237.0 3.1%
2015 133.0 102.7 235.7 -0.5
2016 104.7 117.4 222.1 -5.8
2017 98.2 105.3 203.5 -8.4
2018 100.2 133.6 233.8 14.9
(1) Based on LIMRA's estimates of the total annuity sales market. Includes some considerations (i.e. premiums) that though bought in group settings involve individual buying decisions. Source: U.S. Individual Annuities, 4th Quarter 2018, LIMRA, 2019.