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2016 Whole Life Insurance Dividend Analysis

  Since 2013, we have published the only public analysis on variation in dividends for major participating whole life insurance products.  This analysis is a better gauge on product dividend performance than traditional reporting that focuses on the absolute declared dividend announced by each company.

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2015 Operational Cash Flow Growth for Whole Life Focused Life Insurers

We’ve reported on operational cash flow among life insurers in the past and note that we hold this metric in high regard for a multitude of reasons. Our philosophy is that operational cash flow shows us true profitability of a life insurance company, especially among whole life focused insurers. Why is that? Well, it’s primarily […]

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Whole Life Insurance Five Year Investment Income Trend

Investment income is a huge profit driver for life insurance companies. We’ve spent a lot of time analyzing and reporting on overall investment yield trends for life insurance companies, but that analysis only compares the raw yield insurers achieve on their managed asset pool.  It’s possible that a declining yield simple indicates a de-risking strategy. […]

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Risk Adjusted Return for Life Insurance Assets – Whole Life Insurance

I personally take risk adjusted rate of return very seriously. My focus on it largely comes from the notion of taking calculated risks to achieve various levels of return. For example, one might make a killing placing his or her entire life’s savings into a pink sheet stock, but risk exposure relative to the anticipated […]

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2015 Whole Life Insurance Dividend Analysis

In 2013 we released the industry’s first public analysis on variation in dividends for major participating whole life insurance products. This analysis focuses on variation and trend of declared dividend interest rate at the seven most competitive life insurers who issue participating whole life and will publicly announce/disclose their dividend interest rate (more on this point […]

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Five Year Asset Growth Indexed Universal Life Companies

Insurance company asset growth is a measure of overall company success in accumulating assets. It’s a metric that certainly indicates positivity when the trend is upwards, but there are a few nuances that we have to keep in mind before ambitiously declaring a winner. Insurers can accumulate assets either through the new business process (i.e. […]

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Best Performing 10 Pay Whole Life Products for Death Benefit: 2015 Edition

Last week we revealed results of our 10 pay whole life comparison for cash surrender value and this week we have the results comparing the death benefits of various 10 pay whole life products. The comparison uses data collected from the same policy proposals used in the cash value comparison. Male and female ages 45 […]

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Best Performing 10 Pay Whole Life Products for Cash Value: 2015 Edition

We’ve gathered information on the best performing 10 pay whole life products for 2015 looking at cash value rate of return. As a quick review

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Historical Whole Life Insurance Dividend Changes: 2015 Edition

Whole life insurance dividend changes often happen once per year and we generally get excited near the end of the year when most companies announce these changes. We’ve been tracking and announcing changes when they become available for the past several years and will continue to do so in the future. The anticipation for the […]

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Five Year Indexed Universal Life Insurance Company Investment Return Trend: 2014 Edition

Indexed universal life insurance investment return on assets is an indicator we use to measure how well an insurer can maintain returns on its cash value products. Just like the whole life insurance investment return trend we published earlier this month, the same general principal applies (i.e. a higher return on assets held at the insurance […]

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