The number of U.S.-owned life insurers operating in the United States fell 2.1% in 2016, to 797, but total U.S. life insurance industry employment increased.
The home office head count increased 5.5%, to 348,300, which is the highest life insurer home office head count recorded since 2010.
The number of life and health agents, brokers and service personnel increased 2.5%, to 1.1 million.
The number of foreign-owned life insurers operating in the United States jumped 9.3%, to 106, thanks to growth in the number of issuers based in Japan and in the Cayman Islands
The American Council of Life Insurers has included those figures in the first chapter of the ACLI 2017 Fact Book, a 186-page life insurance industry encyclopedia.
A copy of the new fact book is available here.
The ACLI team has included updated on topics such as life insurance company assets, the annuities sector, and life expectancy.