The Richmond, Virginia-based insurer said it had received approvals for 75 increases by Sept. 30. That compares with an LTCI rate increase approval total of 96 for all of 2016, and 69 approvals for all of 2015.
Genworth included the rate increase approval data in a slide it presented today at the company’s 2017 annual meeting.
Investors have been concerned about whether Genworth has been able to increase LTCI premiums enough, and quickly enough, to compensate for the effects of low interest rates and inaccurate assumptions about policyholder behavior.
The increases approved during the first three quarters of the year affected $457 million in in-force premium.
The increases approved in 2016 affected a total of $719 million in in-force premium.