Equity-indexed annuity deposits are continuing to rise at AmerUs Group Inc.

AmerUs, Des Moines, Iowa, is reporting $56 million in net income for the fourth quarter of 2005 on $418 million in revenue, compared with $69 million in net income on $462 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004.

Indexed annuity deposits increased to $615 million, from $523 million.

In other earnings news:

- StanCorp Financial Group Inc., Portland, Ore., is reporting $58 million in net income for the latest quarter on $599 million in revenue, up from $51 million in net income on $557 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004.

Sales of retirement plans, employee benefits and individual disability insurance were strong, according to StanCorp, the parent of Standard Insurance Company.