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Our Community Commitment

New York Life is committed to taking a an active role in the communities we serve. We strive to serve all people, regardless of their race, creed, gender or sexual orientation -- with the same compassion, dignity and respect. New York Life recognizes domestic partnerships in our own employee insurance program. Plus, we have established NYLPRIDE & Friends, an employee resource group that acts as a forum for the company's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to network and build understanding.

In The Press

New York Life Named A Best Place To Work By The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

New York Life Insurance Company has earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. New York Life joins the ranks of 337 other major U.S. businesses which get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. The CEI rated 618 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits and domestic partner benefits. New York Life’s efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey’s main criterion earned it the prestigious 100 percent ranking.

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New York Life Named One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

New York Life Insurance Company announced it moved up 81 positions to #19 in the nation and now ranks #1 in the insurance industry on the 2010 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List released by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. New York Life was recognized for their Adoption Assistance program that provides paid leave and financial assistance to families adopting a child. The program currently offers up to $10,000 reimbursement of eligible adoption expenses as well as four weeks paid time off for the parent who is the primary caregiver and one week paid parental leave for the secondary caregiver.

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New York Life Foundation Awards $150,000 to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth in New York and New Jersey

The New York Life Foundation announced today grants totaling $150,000 to two organizations offering safe places to learn and grow and educational enhancement opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Foundation made a $50,000 grant to the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center and a grant of $100,000 to The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) serving youth throughout New York City and Newark, New Jersey.

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New York Life Foundation Grants $25,000 To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Community Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center announced that they received a $25,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation. The grant supports the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) community-building program that provides free after-school, Saturday activities and summer programs focusing on the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, ages 13-21, who live throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area.

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The vision of the New York Life’s LGBT & friends employee network group is to maintain, encourage and nurture a diverse, open and inclusive work culture where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees can maximize their professional growth and contribute fully to their individual success and the success of New York Life.


To foster an open, equitable, safe and nurturing work environment that embraces diversity and makes New York Life an employer of choice, enabling New York Life to attract and retain the best and brightest professionals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression/identity.

Swirl Radio

Swirl Radio

New York Life is proud to sponsor Swirl Radio and hosts weekly sessions of listener Q & A's on topics relevant to the unique insurance & financial needs of the LGBT community.

Organizations We Support

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