• The total net gain from operations at the biggest U.S. life insurers rose to $36 billion in second quarter 2009, up 31% from the total for second quarter 2008.
  • Net premiums dropped 6.5%, partly because of an 8.4% decrease in group insurance premiums.

Source: Financial data from the top 100 life insurers compiled by Highline Data Performance Monitor, a unit of Summit Business Media L.L.C., Erlanger, Ky.,the company that owns National Underwriter Life & Health.

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