Sales of short-term disability insurance increased 12%, to more than $858 million.
Sales of long-term disability insurance rose 14%, to more than $1.4 billion.
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Analysts in a Portland, Maine-based office of Milliman, an actuarial firm, have reported those figures in a summary of results from a survey of 20 group disability issuers.
The analysts believe the survey participants account for more than 85% of U.S. group disability premium revenue, according to Milliman.