U.S. Life Insurance Companies--Summary: 1970 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1194):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 47 rows and 38 columns.

As of December 31 or calendar year, as applicable (49.1 represents $49,100,000,000). Covers domestic and foreign business of U.S. companies. Beginning 1994 includes annual statement data for companies that primarily are health insurance companies. Data represent U.S. life insurers and, as of 2003, fraternal benefit societies.


  1. Beginning 1994, includes life insurance companies that sell
    accident and health insurance.
  2. Beginning 2001, excludes certain deposit-type funds from income due to codification.
    a Beginning 2000 investment represents gross investment income. Prior to 2000 figure are net
    of investment expenses.
  3. Beginning with 1994, “surrender values” include annuity withdrawals
    of funds, which were not included in prior years.
  4. Beginning 2001, excludes payments under deposit-type contracts.
  5. Net rate.
  6. Includes other obligations not shown separately.
  7. Beginning 2001, excludes reserves for guaranteed interest contracts (GICs).
  8. Through 2000, includes reserves for contracts with and without life contingencies;
    beginning 2001, includes only reserves for contracts with life contingencies.
  9. Policyholder dividend accumulations for all years. Beginning 2001, also includes
    liabilities for guaranteed interest contracts, supplementary contracts without life contingencies,
    and premium and other deposits.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.