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Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 2014

Fortune magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputation. For 2014, 11 companies are ranked in the Life and Health sector and New York Life ranked sixth overall—factoring in nine key attributes of reputation - people management; use of corporate assets; financial soundness; quality of management; quality of products/services; innovation; social responsibility; long-term investment; and global competitiveness. A total of 687 companies from 30 countries were surveyed.

Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 for 2014

New York Life ranks #88 on the prestigious Fortune 500 list. Each year, Fortune magazine collects revenue data from the largest companies in the Unites States and publishes the rankings. The published list is considered a “who’s who” of corporate America. New York Life has a stronger position on the Fortune 500 list than other powerful brands including American Express (90), News Corp. (91), Allstate (92), Tyson Foods (93), TIAA-CREF (95), McDonald’s (106), Nike (115) and Kellogg (198).

With 2013 revenue of more than $36 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, New York Life once again retained its title as the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.

Forbes America’s Most Reputable Companies for 2014

New York Life ranked 82 out of 150 companies on Forbes America’s Most Reputable Companies list for 2014. The score represents an average measure of people’s feelings–or reputation–for a company. The scores were statistically derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling. This is the third year the New York Life has been recognized. Other recognizable companies that made the list include McDonalds (98), Target (107), Viacom (137) and American Express (139).

Human Rights Campaign - Corporate Equality Index

New York Life has been named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” by receiving a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Of the 971 businesses rated, New York Life joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

Training magazine’s “Training Top 125” for 2014

New York Life was named to Training magazine’s “Training Top 125” ranking for 2014, a ranking of a company’s excellence in employer sponsored training and development programs. New York Life was recognized as a company that shows great commitment to employee development. Now in its 14th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on statistics including total training budget; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.

New York Life was Named to Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s 2014 Learning Elite. The Learning Elite program honors the best organizations for learning and employee development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and bench-marking program recognizes individual companies for their efforts in training and developing their employees managers, and leaders.

New York Life has earned Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2015 Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to companies that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion. New York Life was recognized for using the expertise of their diversity team in new ways to help them meet the challenges of today’s business environment. Organizations are assessed based on progress in categories such as employee engagement, opportunities for advancement, board composition, workplace recognition, community engagement and more. The award also celebrates outstanding diversity officers and chief diversity ambassadors whose work to leverage the power of their companies diverse workforce is instrumental to their business’ success.

Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women 2014

New York Life has been named a “Best Company for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother magazine. The magazine honors 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. This is the fourth consecutive year that New York Life has been named to this prestigious list. To be considered for “Best Companies for Multicultural Women”, each company supplied Working Mother with 2013 data about the hiring, pay and promotion of multicultural employees. .

Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2014

New York Life was selected for the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 450 questions on workforce representation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It surveys the availability, usage and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. For this year’s Working Mother 100 Best, particular weight was given to representation of women, flexible scheduling options and advancement programs.

New York Life appeared on Workforce magazine’s inaugural Workforce 100 list of the world’s top companies for HR management. At #25, New York Life had a stronger position on the list than other well-known brands including Google (30), Wal-Mart (32), Nestle (50), and Walt Disney Co. (59). The list is based on those companies that performed best in seven core areas: workplace culture; employee benefits; diversity and inclusion; employee development/talent management; HR innovation/ management; leadership development; recruiting and talent acquisition.

New York Life has been named to Hispanic’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report as a “Best Company” for diversity. Companies on the list are ranked in five broad categories: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach, and supplier diversity. Companies that make the list because they are well represented in personnel by Hispanics and make an ongoing effort to hire, retain and promote individuals from minority groups. Outreach efforts to Hispanic consumers as well as involvement in philanthropic services that benefit minority groups are also part of the criteria. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these companies make a concentrated effort, with sound results, of promoting and pursuing supplier diversity.

New York Life was named to Professional Women’s Magazine’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for promoting the advancement of multiculturally diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. This year, more than 275 companies and institutions participated. The list is based on market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses. Also considered are the unique efforts made by human resource and supplier managers to actively seek diverse applicants.

New York Life was named to Black EOE Journal’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for providing equal opportunity in order to create a more diverse & inclusive work environment. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated. The list was compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses

New York Life has been named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for 2014, ranking 25th on list. As a top company, New York Life was highlighted for its talent pipeline; equitable talent development; including commitment to mentorship and philanthropy; CEO and leadership commitment; and supplier diversity.

New York Life has been named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption–Friendly Workplaces List for 2014. In addition to ranking No. 1 in its industry for the fourth year in a row, New York Life has now made this list for the eighth consecutive year. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits available to employees who adopt, such as financial reimbursement and paid leave.

For the fifth year, New York Life has been named by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) to the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women list. This prestigious list spotlights companies whose commendable practices and employment records demonstrate that women matter to the bottom line. New York Life was recognized as a top company because of the number of women in senior ranks and the programs and policies which support women's advancement.

New York Life has been named one of the "Top 50 Employers" in Winter 2012/2013 edition of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine. The readers of magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities. This list is the result of an annual reader survey mailed and e-mailed to randomly selected readers of publication.

New York Life was named one of the“Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2014” by, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online Website. New York Life was recognized as a company that differentiates itself in the marketplace for diversity. More than 1,300,000 businesses with diverse owners had the opportunity to participate in an online election to determine the “Top” organizations, collectively called The Div50, basing their selection on volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies.

New York Life was named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s International Innovations in Diversity Awards list for 2013. The Company was recognized with an Award of Excellence for developing an innovative solution in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion. This marks the tenth year New York Life has been recognized by the magazine.

New York Life’s Contact Center, a division within the company’s Direct Service Center focused on customer service, was recognized by The International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) for providing the Best Strategic Value to the Organization for 2013 by understanding and contributing to the company’s strategic goals. In addition, Brian M. Fornuto was named 2013 Best Call Center Supervisor for his ability to regularly supervise and provide support to agents. The ICMI is the leading global provider of comprehensive resources for customer management professionals who wish to improve customer experiences and increase efficiencies at every level of the contact center. For more information about the organization, visit

For the thirteenth year in a row, New York Life was named one of the “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For” in the United States for 2013 by LATINAStyle Magazine. New York Life was recognized based on the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, educational opportunities, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups, military recruitment programs and Hispanic relations. This annual survey serves as the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.

New York Life Insurance Company has been named to Ward's 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies for 2012. This list ranks top performing life-health companies based on the Ward Group annual analysis of the insurance industry. New York Life was recognized for having achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed (2007-2011). Ward Group is a consulting firm that produces a financial analysis based on publicly available data of over 800 life-health insurance companies and has been conducted since 1991.

Work Life Matters Magazine's 'Top Companies for LGBT Equality’

New York Life has been named a ‘Top Company for LGBT Equality’ by Work Life Matters magazine. The company was recognized for its programs and initiatives that support the LGBT community including marketing and advertising, philanthropic and employee resource groups.

Women For Hire has recognized New York Life Insurance Company as a top employer for professional women for providing quality work/life benefits to its employees relating to childcare, eldercare, and their physical and mental well being. Women For Hire enables a coveted pool of talented professionals to meet one-on-one with America's leading companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to satisfy recruitment goals.