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APRA releases life insurance statistics for December 2015

Tuesday 16 February 2016

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication for the December 2015 quarter.

The Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication provides industry aggregate summaries of financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy and key ratios in a time series.

Key performance statistics for the life insurance industry in the year ended 31 December 2015:

  December 2014 December 2015 Change
Net premium income $62.3 billion $58.1 billion -6.7%
Net policy payments $61.2 billion $52.6 billion -14.0%
Net profit after tax $2.4 billion $3.2 billion +30.9%
Total assets $291.1 billion $298.8 billion +2.7%

Key ratios for the life insurance industry in the year ended 31 December 2015:

  December 2014 December 2015 Change
Return on net assets 10.9% 13.5% +2.6pp
Prescribed capital amount coverage ratio 1.80x 1.87x +0.07x

Refer to the December 2015 Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.