Updated from Tuesday, April 7

The Treasury Department will extend the Troubled Asset Relief Program to several qualifying life insurers that are bank holding companies or own a thrift, according to a report from

The Wall Street Journal

on Tuesday night.

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Sources familiar with the matter told the

Journal

that the Treasury will announce which companies will be included under the TARP within the next several days. Several insurers have applied, including

Prudential Financial

(PRU) - Get Report

,

Hartford Financial Services

(HIG) - Get Report

and

Lincoln National

(LNC) - Get Report

.

The Treasury claims another $130 billion remains in the TARP war chest; it is unknown how much money would be available to these insurers.

Shares of Hartford were recently rising 21.3 to $10.25. Prudential shares were up 6.8% to $23.60. Lincoln Financial shares were up 29.6% to $8.93.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.