LIC Final Expense Survey
Each year since 2009, the Life Insurers Council has conducted a comprehensive survey of the final expense insurance market, focusing on companies that sell through IMOs. The latest LIC Final Expense Survey Report (2020 Sales Data) was published in June 2021 and covers 24 carriers with a total of $5.89B in final expense sales. The report is complimentary for LIC members, $850 for LIMRA/LOMA members, and $1,055 for nonmembers.
LIC Preneed Survey
Each year, LIC conducts a comprehensive survey of the preneed insurance market, tracking preneed sales and inforce data since 2007. The 2020 LIC Preneed Survey Report is available now (published June 2021), including 15 companies with total preneed sales of $1.547B . The Preneed Survey Report is complimentary for LIC members, $440 for LIMRA/LOMA members, and $540 for nonmembers.
LIC Smaller Company Fixed Annuity Survey
Although it’s true that the largest companies produce a significant percentage of fixed annuity sales, it’s also true that there are many smaller companies who actively market and sell these products. Yet industry annuity sales reports only reflect results from the largest carriers. In 2020 LIC conducted a ground-breaking study of 2019 annuity sales data for companies smaller than $5B in assets that actively market annuities.
The second annual report, published in August 2021, is now available. Survey topics include 2020 sales and in-force, plus sales by month, by product type, by distribution, and compared to 2019. To supplement the survey data, the report includes a deeper dive into the statutory financials showing a number of differences between large and small annuity carriers in net yield, investment expenses, salaries, travel expenses and agency conferences in response to COVID, and sundry general expenses.
The LIC Smaller Company Annuity Report will be available for sale in future years, but this year's report is again available at no charge.