MetLife reported the highest direct premiums among life insurers and was second in terms of annuity premiums, according to rankings released this week and updated regularly by the National Association for Insurance Commissioners.

As a result of the insurer's good placement in both of those lists, MetLife also headed the list of largest insurers taking into account several lines of business, including life, annuity, deposit-type contract funds, and accident/health, reporting $110 billion in total direct premiums across all lines, followed by Prudential ($87 billion), UnitedHealth Group ($40.6 billion), Aflac ($30.1 billion) and New York Life ($24.6 billion).

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