Top 20 life insurance firms ranked by direct premiums, market share

Met Life, Northwestern Mutual, New York Life lead the way

Sep 18, 2016 @ 12:01 am

By Ellie Zhu

Life insurance companies ranked by direct premiums

Company2015 total direct premiums ($M)Market share
1MetLife$12,530.18.14%
2Northwestern Mutual$10,089.56.55%
3New York Life$8,740.25.68%
4Purdential of America$8,593.85.58%
5Lincoln National$6,729.64.37%
6MassMutual Life$6,157.24.00%
7John Hancock$4,743.63.08%
8Aegon U.S. Holding Corp. $4,433.42.88%
9State Farm$4,229.62.75%
10Minnesota Mutual Cos.$3,808.82.47%
11Guardian Life$3,628.42.36%
12American International Group$3,428.62.23%
13Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.$3,255.62.11%
14AXA Insurance Group$3,012.91.96%
15Pacific Life$3,002.61.95%
16Voya Financial$2,647.11.72%
17Hartford Fire & Casualty$2,469.61.60%
18Protective Life$2,388.41.55%
19Sammons Enterprises Group$2,293.81.49%
20Primerica Group$2,087.61.36%

As of Dec. 31; Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners

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