Gen Re Releases 2018 U.S. Individual Disability Market Survey Results


Ausgabe: May 2019 | Life/Health North America

For immediate release
May 28, 2019

Portland, Maine, May 28, 2019 – Gen Re’s recently released U.S. Individual Disability Market Survey reveals overall positive results in 2018 for the 15 participating companies. Total in-force premium, which includes Non-Cancelable (Non-Can), Guaranteed Renewable (GR) and Buy-Sell products, increased 2.1%, representing $4.8 billion. Meanwhile, total sales premium increased 2.8%, reaching $413 million.

Additional highlights from this annual benchmark report include:

  • Non-Can in-force premium increased 1.8% to $4.1 billion and represents 85% of total in-force premium. GR in-force premium grew 4.6% to $652 million while Buy-Sell fell 3.1% to under $58 million.
  • Non-Can and GR sales premium grew 2.2% and 6.2%, respectively, while Buy-Sell sales premium increased 3.2%.
  • The total number of in-force policies remained level, increasing less than one percent (0.9%). However, total new policies increased 13%, due mainly to an uptick of nearly 31% in GR policies.

The Market Survey is an annual benchmark survey produced by Gen Re, with the full results available only to participating companies. A summary report is available online at


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