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Top 20 Writers Of Life Insurance By Direct Premiums Written, 2018

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share 
1 MetLife Inc. $10,877,337 6.7%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 10,550,806 6.5
3 New York Life Insurance Group 9,385,843 5.8
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 9,170,883 5.6
5 Lincoln National Corp. 8,825,314 5.4
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 6,874,972 4.2
7 Transamerica 4,867,311 3.0
8 John Hancock Life Insurance Co. 4,657,312 2.9
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,636,147 2.9
10 Securian Financial Group 4,426,864 2.7
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 4,055,519         2.5
12 Pacific Life 3,770,584 2.3
13 Nationwide Mutual Group 3,365,469 2.1
14 American International Group (AIG) 3,346,570 2.1
15 AXA 3,097,395 1.9
16 Voya Financial Inc. 2,668,108 1.6
17 Brighthouse Financial Inc. 2,525,047 1.6
18 Protective Life Insurance Company 2,406,629 1.5
19 Primerica Inc. 2,376,601 1.5
20 Torchmark Corp. 2,367,072 1.5

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident/health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

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

 
TOP TWENTY WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $12,178,426 8.2%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 9,469,028 6.4
3 Prudential Financial Inc. 8,372,368 5.7
4 New York Life Insurance Group 7,896,125 5.3
5 Lincoln National Corp. 6,167,075 4.2
6 Aflac Inc. 5,765,822 3.9
7 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company 5,096,774 3.4
8 Manulife Financial Corp. 4,865,768 3.3
9 AEGON  4,111,101 2.8
10 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,016,444 2.7
11 American International Group 3,491,931 2.4
12 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 3,382,895 2.3
13 Securian Financial Group 3,171,539 2.1
14 Hartford Financial Services 3,085,566 2.1
15 AXA 3,004,940 2.0
16 Pacific MHC 2,837,866 1.9
17 Voya Financial Inc. 2,658,916 1.8
18 Protective Life Corp. 2,608,633 1.8
19 Nationwide Mutual Group 2,090,416 1.4
20 Sammons Enterprises Inc. 2,078,505 1.4

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
TOP 20 WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $12,260,284 8.2%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 9,551,489 6.4
3 New York Life Insurance Group 8,271,973 5.5
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 7,760,603 5.2
5 Lincoln National Corp. 6,437,777 4.3
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 5,605,050 3.8
7 Manulife Financial Corp. 4,722,527 3.2
8 AEGON 4,445,476 3.0
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,101,553 2.7
10 Aflac Inc. 3,971,656 2.7
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 3,539,161 2.4
12 American International Group 3,459,427 2.3
13 Securian Financial Group 3,453,247 2.3
14 Pacific MHC 2,983,172 2.0
15 AXA 2,968,159 2.0
16 Voya Financial Inc. 2,677,589 1.8
17 Hartford Financial Services 2,645,617 1.8
18 Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 2,377,013 1.6
19 Nationwide Mutual Group 2,173,286 1.5
20 Primerica Inc. 2,016,200 1.4

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

 
Top 20 Writers Of Life Insurance By Direct Premiums Written, 2015

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $13,356,783 8.6%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 10,123,987 6.5
3 New York Life Insurance Group 8,822,267 5.7
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 8,626,713 5.5
5 Lincoln National Corp. 6,731,270 4.3
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 6,176,245 4.0
7 Manulife Financial Corp. 4,755,479 3.1
8 AEGON 4,483,372 2.9
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,232,704 2.7
10 Securian Financial Group 3,815,847 2.5
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 3,648,750 2.3
12 Aflac Inc. 3,497,524 2.2
13 American International Group (AIG) 3,442,794 2.2
14 Nationwide Mutual Group 3,256,741 2.1
15 AXA 3,062,949 2.0
16 Pacific MHC 3,011,195 1.9
17 Voya Financial Inc. 2,701,363 1.7
18 Hartford Financial Services 2,475,131 1.6
19 Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 2,391,647 1.5
20 Sammons Enterprises Inc. 2,271,588 1.5

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

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

 
Top 20 Writers Of Life Insurance By Direct Premiums Written, 2015

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $13,356,783 8.6%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 10,123,987 6.5
3 New York Life Insurance Group 8,822,267 5.7
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 8,626,713 5.5
5 Lincoln National Corp. 6,731,270 4.3
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 6,176,245 4.0
7 Manulife Financial Corp. 4,755,479 3.1
8 AEGON 4,483,372 2.9
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,232,704 2.7
10 Securian Financial Group 3,815,847 2.5
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 3,648,750 2.3
12 Aflac Inc. 3,497,524 2.2
13 American International Group (AIG) 3,442,794 2.2
14 Nationwide Mutual Group 3,256,741 2.1
15 AXA 3,062,949 2.0
16 Pacific MHC 3,011,195 1.9
17 Voya Financial Inc. 2,701,363 1.7
18 Hartford Financial Services 2,475,131 1.6
19 Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 2,391,647 1.5
20 Sammons Enterprises Inc. 2,271,588 1.5

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

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

 
Top 20 Writers Of Life Insurance By Direct Premiums Written, 2016

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 MetLife Inc. $12,632,859 8.1%
2 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 10,100,910 6.4
3 New York Life Insurance Group 8,794,015 5.6
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 8,564,867 5.5
5 Lincoln National Corp. 6,903,962 4.4
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 6,658,688 4.2
7 AEGON 4,650,570 3.0
8 John Hancock 4,567,250 2.9
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,390,557 2.8
10 Securian Financial Group 3,907,991 2.5
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 3,826,138 2.4
12 American International Group (AIG) 3,417,214 2.2
13 Aflac Inc. 3,337,478 2.1
14 AXA 3,086,940 2.0
15 Pacific MHC 3,031,386 1.9
16 Voya Financial Inc. 2,703,476 1.7
17 Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc. 2,470,962 1.6
18 Sammons Enterprises Inc. 2,444,721 1.6
19 Nationwide Mutual Group 2,431,989 1.6
20 Hartford Financial Services 2,387,110 1.5

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.

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

 
Top 20 Writers Of Life Insurance By Direct Premiums Written, 2017

($000)

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written (1) Market share
1 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.  $10,488,284 6.4%
2 MetLife Inc.  10,260,129 6.2
3 New York Life Insurance Group  9,426,915 5.7
4 Prudential Financial Inc.  9,015,155 5.5
5 Lincoln Financial Corp.  7,508,923 4.6
6 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.  7,182,246 4.4
7 Transamerica 4,792,900 2.9
8 John Hancock Life Insurance Co. 4,598,437 2.8
9 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 4,530,065 2.8
10 Securian Financial Group 4,141,352 2.5
11 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America  3,986,667 2.4
12 American International Group  3,492,327 2.1
13 Pacific Life 3,410,513 2.1
14 Nationwide Mutual Group  3,396,414 2.1
15 AXA  3,125,160 1.9
16 Zurich Insurance Group (2) 2,955,465 1.8
17 Brighthouse Financial Inc. 2,722,197 1.7
18 Sammons Enterprises Inc.  2,717,592 1.7
19 Aflac Inc.  2,679,835 1.6
20 Voya Financial Inc.  2,662,576 1.6

(1) Before reinsurance transactions. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Excludes annuities, accident and health, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations.
(2) Data for Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and Zurich Financial Group (which owns Farmers' management company) are reported separately by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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