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New York Life Named to Working Mother Magazine's “100 Best” Companies List

NEW YORK, September 19, 2012—New York Life has been named one of the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. New York Life was recognized based on data including access and usage of parental leave, childcare, flexible work arrangements, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “This year’s 100 Best Companies are leading the way for the rest of the nation. They have created not only essential benefits, but have also shown their commitment in new ways to help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their careers.”

“For more than 167 years, doing the right thing at the right time for our policyholders has defined New York Life’s culture and has been one of the primary reasons for our success. Another reason is because we are committed to providing a supportive work environment that offers our employees the opportunity to develop and advance their careers while achieving balance in their personal lives,” said Joanne Rodgers, vice president and chief diversity officer, New York Life. “Achieving this recognition affirms we are succeeding in our pledge to continue to place a high value on our work-life programs.”

New York Life will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress on October 8 in New York City. The 100 Best Companies are profiled in the October issue of Working Mother and at Working Mother is a division of Bonnier Corporation.

About New York Life
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s Web site at for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, May 21, 2012. See for methodology.
**Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Reports as of 6/22/12.
*** New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website,, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives ( ), Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.


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