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AM Best: US Life Earnings Declined in 2021 Despite Elusive New Premium Growth

Life industry premiums grew 10.5% in 2021, but 56% of life insurers still reported operating losses, said AM Best Industry Analyst Helen Andersen and Associate Director Jason Hopper, referencing a new Best's Special Report.

June 27, 2022

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