by Jean-Baptiste Carelus of the NAIC's Capital Markets Bureau
"Use of derivatives is not widespread in the U.S. insurance industry . U.S. insurers that reported having derivative exposure significantly increased to 310 in 2016 from 208 in 2015; and it leveled off at 311 in 2017 with 7% of U.S. insurers reporting having derivative exposure . Life companies accounted for 217 (70%) of the 311 ; they also represented 30% of the 720 total life companies that filed an Annual Statement in 2017. Among P/C companies,78 out of 2,553 reported having derivative exposure."