COVID-19 Omicron Variant Hits Life Insurers’ Stock Prices



Stock traders today appeared to assume that the omicron variant will hit life insurers harder than health insurers.

The stock prices of Anthem, Centene, Humana and UnitedHealth all dropped from 1.7% to 2.28% — less than the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The stock prices of Ameriprise, Brighthouse Financial, CNO Financial, Equitable, Globe Life, Lincoln Financial, MetLife, Primerica Principal Financial Group, Prudential Financial and Unum Group all fell 3.5% to 5%.

The stock price of Reinsurance Group of America — a company that insures life insurers against spikes in mortality and longevity risk — fell 9.58%.

Author(s): Allison Bell

Publication Date: 26 Nov 2021

Publication Site: Think Advisor