In theory, sellers of annuities and individual health insurance could have made up for upheaval in their markets by selling more individual disability in 2016.
In reality, that might not have happened very often.
Sales and premium revenue figures for the U.S. individual disability insurance market look about the same for 2016 as they looked for 2015, according to analysts in the Portland, Maine, office of Gen Re.
Premium revenue from new sales fell 0.2%, to $368.5 million, the analysts report.
Premium revenue from in-force policies rose 1.6%, to about $5 billion.
The total number of policies in force held steady at 3.2 million.