Gen Re Announces 2017 U.S. Group Term Life Market Survey Results


Ausgabe: June 2018 | Life/Health North America

For immediate release
June 4, 2018

Portland, ME, June 4, 2018 … Gen Re has released results of its 2017 U.S. Group Term Life Market Survey. This annual industry benchmark survey covers Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) in-force and new sales results for the U.S. market, representing combined employer-paid and employee-paid business.

According to the participating companies (25 for Group Term Life; 23 for AD&D), sales and in-force premium growth was positive for both products. Key observations include:

  • Participants reported $24.5 billion in total Group Term Life in-force premium, a 4% increase compared to 2016 results.
  • The total number of employers offering coverage remained flat from year-to-year, while the number of insured employees grew by 4%.
  • In-force premium for Group AD&D was up at a moderate pace of 7%. The gain for new AD&D sales premium was more significant at 15%.
  • New Group Term Life sales premium growth was positive for the third year in a row, posting a healthy 12% increase to reach $2.7 billion.
  • At $94,835, the average face amount for new Group Term Life policies was up by 12% in 2017.

The full results of the Market Survey is available only to participating companies. A summary report is available online at


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