Group disability insurers protected about 39 million U.S. workers against long-term disability during the first half of the year, 5% more than they protected during the first half of 2006.
The number of U.S. workers protected by group short-term disability policies also increased 5%, to more than 16 million.
JHA, Portland, Maine, published the revenue growth rates in a summary of results from a survey of 30 major U.S. disability insurers.
JHA, a disability risk management and consulting unit of General Re Life Corp., found that premium revenue from new sales was up 15% both for group LTD coverage and for group STD coverage.
New sales revenue for LTD coverage totaled $915 million, and new sales revenue for STD coverage amounted to $402 million.