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Largest life insurance companies in the U.S.
Here are the 20 largest life insurance companies listed in order of market share for individual life insurance, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Market share is based on the total amount of premiums written for U.S. policyholders in 2018. Click on the links to learn more about each company.
|Company||Market share in 2018|
|1. Northwestern Mutual||10.3%|
|2. New York Life Insurance Co.||6.9%|
|4. Lincoln Financial Group||5.4%|
|6. John Hancock||3.6%|
|7. State Farm||3.5%|
|10. Pacific Life||2.7%|
|12. American International Group (AIG)||2.5%|
|14. Brighthouse Financial||1.8%|
|15. Protective Life||1.8%|
|17. Sammons (Midland National Life Insurance Co. and North American Co. for Life and Health Insurance)||1.6%|
|18. Voya Financial||1.6%|
|20. Penn Mutual||1.4%|
|Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence; market share based on 2018 direct ordinary individual life insurance premiums|