Favorable mortality experience and the strength of non-U.S. currencies helped results at Reinsurance Group of America Inc. during the second quarter.

Here is a summary of the latest earnings news at RGA and other insurers and reinsurers:

RGA, Chesterfield, Mo.

2 Q 2008 Results

NET INCOME: $111 million

REVENUE: $1.6 billion

INVESTMENT LOSSES: $7.1 million

2 Q 2007 Results

NET INCOME: $77 million

REVENUE: $1.2 billion

INVESTMENT LOSSES: $14 million

- Subprime mortgage exposure accounts for less than 2% of total invested assets.

- An increase in the value of non-U.S. currencies relative to the U.S. dollar helped increase the value of Canadian premium revenue by about $11 million and Asia Pacific revenue by about $8.6 million, RGA says.

- U.S. mortality was at expected levels.

StanCorp Financial Group Inc., Portland, Ore.

2 Q 2008 Results

NET INCOME: $48 million

REVENUE: $689 million

NET CAPITAL GAINS/LOSSES: $22 million loss

2 Q 2007 Results

NET INCOME: $52 million

REVENUE: $678 million

NET CAPITAL GAINS/LOSSES: $700,000 gain

- Sales of group insurance products at Standard Insurance Company and other units fell to $43 million, from $58 million. The company says group sales increased 10% after adjusting for a 2007 reserve buyout.

- The company ended the quarter with 57% of its portfolio in fixed maturity securities, 42% in commercial mortgage loans and 1% in real estate.

- The company’s holdings in bond insurers had a book value of about $35 million. The company says it recognized $19 million in other-than-temporary impairments for these holdings.

UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.

2 Q 2008 Results

NET INCOME: $337 million

REVENUE: $20 billion

INVESTMENT AND OTHER INCOME: $240 million

HEALTH CARE MEMBERS: 33 million

HEALTH ACCOUNT PLAN MEMBERS: 2.7 million

2 Q 2007 Results

NET INCOME: $1.2 billion

REVENUE: $19 billion

INVESTMENT AND OTHER INCOME: $293 million

HEALTH CARE MEMBERS: 32 million

HEALTH ACCOUNT PLAN MEMBERS: 2.7 million

- Net results include $922 million in charges related to the settlement of class-action lawsuits filed in connection with the company’s old stock option compensation program.

- Net results include “$46 million for employee severance related to operating cost reduction initiatives” and other initiatives.