"If we're going to make the best decisions possible, you want to have the most diverse viewpoints around the table."
-Ted Mathas, CEO, New York Life



Diversity and inclusion

Mutuality means we’re all in this together. Diversity frees us to be ourselves.

Diversity drives our business strategies and results, and the success of our mission—to provide financial security and peace of mind for all our policy owners—depends on it. Over the years, as our clients have become increasingly diverse, our agent and employee workforce has kept stride.

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Corporate Ethics

Working with integrity.

Our core value of Integrity is central to all facets of New York Life's business. Everything we do is dependent on people believing that we will never take chances with their future and trusting that we will always live up to the promises we make.

An Ethics Hotline is administered by an independent 3rd-party partner. It allows employees and the general public to report concerns of possible unethical or unlawful behavior to the Company.

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Disaster relief

Being there for people when we are needed.

New York Life and our workforce donate funds and resources to support communities hit by disasters. At critical times, we pull our collective strength for recovery. Often providing bereavement resources on the heels of trauma, we are committed to being there when people need us most - including when the unexpected strikes.

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To be here when our customers need us.

Our mission is to provide financial security and peace of mind through our products and services. Our long-term view and core values of humanity, integrity and financial strength associated with that mission underscore our genuine concern for the markets and environment in which we do business.

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Community impact grants

Providing philanthropic leadership in the communities we serve.

Since 2008, over 600 grants of $5,000 to $25,000 apiece have been awarded to children's food programs, children’s hospitals, senior services, children's bereavement organization, community builds, and many other initiatives across the country, resulting in nearly $8 million in direct funds to local communities.

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Agents and field employees who are actively engaged and serve as local "champions" for a nonprofit can apply for a competitive Community Impact Grant.

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