NEW YORK, February 2017—New York Life was once again named to Training magazine’s Top 125 and Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite for excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

“At New York Life we understand that one of the keys to our ongoing success year after year is our commitment to delivering world-class learning programs to our agents and employees,” said Michael Molinaro, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, New York Life. “We are pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to growing the skills and knowledge of our people across and at every level of New York Life.

This is the sixth consecutive year that New York Life was named to Training magazine’s Top 125. The list is based on benchmarking statistics including total training budget; percentage of payroll; 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 Insurance Company did a stellar job of proving its training effectiveness, demonstrating both innovation and real business impact,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “It has an organization-wide commitment to and passion for employee training and development that resulted in high levels of employee engagement and performance.”

The company was also recognized once again by Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite, which is a robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program that acknowledges organizations employing exemplary workforce development strategies and delivering significant business results. New York Life was recognized for its combined efforts across all areas of Corporate and Agency training and development, and for all phases of this work, in all learning categories.

In addition, the company’s Management Development Initiative (MDI) received the Leadership Excellence Award from in the Best Use of Mobile Technology space. MDI recognizes and creates methods for participants to learn through different activities, including interactive webinars, networking, and application exercises. To date, over 200 managers/leaders have participated in this program. also recognized the company with another Leadership Excellence Award in the Best Experienced/Senior Leaders Program category for New York Life’s Foundations of Executive Leadership program, which provides executive officers with an intense leadership development experience.


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. 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 website at for more information.


*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/17/16. For methodology, please see

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/9/16.

***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.