Best’s Special Report: U.S. Life/Annuity Industry Posts 25% Net Income Increase in Nine-Month 2022 Period

OLDWICK, N.J., December 09, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. life/annuity industry reported a 25% increase in net income during the first nine months of 2022, to $31.4 billion from $25.2 billion, according to a new AM Best report,

This financial review is detailed in a new Best’s Special Report, "First Look: Nine-Month 2022 Life/Annuity Financial Results," and the data is derived from companies’ nine-month 2022 interim statutory statements that were received as of Dec. 1, representing an estimated 99% of total U.S. life/annuity industry premiums and annuity considerations.

According to the report, the U.S. life/annuity industry’s total income rose by 4.1% from the same prior-year period, driven by a 7.0% increase in premiums and annuity considerations and a 2.6% increase in net investment income. Total expenses for the industry grew 4.2%, largely due to a $38.6 billion reduction in net transfers to separate accounts. The resulting pretax net operating gain was $42.0 billion, up 2.5% compared with the first nine months of 2021. A $4.6 billion decline in net realized capital losses contributed to the industry’s higher net income.

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