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

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $13,265,384 11.0%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 8,604,107 7.1
3 New York Life Insurance Group 6,683,073 5.5
4 Aflac Inc.  6,623,096 5.5
5 Lincoln National Corp. 5,598,556 4.6
6 Manulife Financial Corp. 4,927,279 4.1
7 Prudential Financial Inc. 3,832,189 3.2
8 AEGON NV 3,713,210 3.1
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 3,665,943 3.0
10 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 3,651,267 3.0

(1) Based on U.S. total including territories. Does not include annuities, deposit type funds and other considerations.

Source: SNL Financial LC.