The latest Economic and Social Survey Jamaica shows local life insurance companies have recorded an increase in net premium income.
It increased by 4.7 per cent to $48 billion in 2016 when compared to the previous year.
In that year $122,609 new policies were also issued .
This increased the number of policies in force to just over $960-thousand.
Meanwhile, general insurance companies reported a 3.9 per cent increase in Net Premium Income - it amounted to $16.9 billion.
There was a 9.4 per cent increase in net profit to $3.3 billion.
Total assets increased to $70.7 billion up 9.1 per cent.