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Tennessee Fact Sheet 2016

Jobs

  • The life insurance industry generates approximately 41,000 jobs in Tennessee, including 16,000 direct employees and 25,000 non-insurance jobs.
  • 461 life insurers are licensed to do business in Tennessee and 9 are domiciled in the state.

Protection

  • Tennessee residents have $595 billion in total life insurance coverage.
  • State residents own 4 million individual life insurance policies, with coverage averaging $102,000 per policyholder.
  • Group life insurance coverage amounts to $235 billion.
  • Individual life insurance coverage purchased in 2014 in Tennessee totaled $30 billion.
  • $8 billion was paid to Tennessee residents in the form of death benefits, matured endowments, policy dividends, surrender values, and other payments in 2014.
  • Annuity benefits paid in the state in 2014 totaled $1 billion.

Investments

  • Life insurance companies invest approximately $83 billion in Tennessee’s economy.
  • About $69 billion of this investment is in stocks and bonds that help finance business development, job creation, and services in the state.
  • Life insurers provide $4 billion in mortgage loans on farm, residential, and commercial properties, and own $471 million in real estate in Tennessee.

Across America

  • 75 million American families depend on life insurers’ products to protect their financial and retirement security.
  • More than 16 percent of Americans‘ long-term savings is in permanent life insurance and retirement annuities.
  • Life insurers pay out $1.6 billion to families and businesses every day.
  • 80 percent of full-time workers have access to a workplace retirement plan, and more than 80 percent of workers with access participate.1
  • IRAs and individual annuities are available for all workers without access to employer-sponsored plans as well as to supplement retirement savings.
  • The life insurance industry generates approximately 2.5 million jobs in the U.S.
  • Life insurers invest $5.8 trillion in the U.S. economy—90 percent of the industry's total assets.
  • Life insurers are a major source of bond financing for American businesses, holding 20 percent of all U.S. corporate bonds.

ACLI in Tennessee

  • 250 ACLI member companies provide financial and retirement security to families through life insurance, annuities, long-term care and disability income insurance, and retirement plans.
  • 88 percent of all life and annuity payments are from ACLI member companies.
  • 85 percent of total life insurance coverage is provided by ACLI members.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, National Compensation Survey, March 2015.

Sources: ACLI calculations based on National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2014 annual statement data; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2014 data; U.S.


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