Life units of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company say they expect to pay $633 million in dividends to life policyholders this year, up 3% from the 2008 total.

The units are State Farm Life Insurance Company, State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company and State Farm International Life Insurance Company Ltd., according to State Farm, Bloomington, Ill.

The units have about 3.6 million participating policies in force.