Life sales rose sharply at the Phoenix Companies Inc. during the fourth quarter of 2005.
Phoenix, Hartford, is reporting $50 million in net income for the latest quarter on $714 million in revenue, up from $48 million in net income on $743 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004.
Annuity deposits fell to $83 million, from $94 million, but popular universal life products helped push life sales to $85 million, from $41 million.
In other earnings news:
- Health Net Inc., Los Angeles, is reporting an $86 million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 on $3 billion in revenue, compared with $21 million in net income on $2.8 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004.