Company named one of the best workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption for the twelfth consecutive year.

NEW YORK, October 3, 2018—New York Life has once again been named to the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List released by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. New York Life has qualified for this list for twelve consecutive years in recognition of the company's adoption-friendly benefits, including up to $10,000 reimbursement for eligible adoption expenses, and four weeks of paid parental leave for adoptive parents.

"New York Life's commitment to be there for families who rely on us extends to our employees and agents, including those who turn to adoption to realize their dream of having a family," said Katherine O'Brien, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, New York Life. "Our Adoption Assistance Program recognizes the diverse needs of our workforce and provides the flexibility, financial assistance and work life balance our employees and agents require when navigating the complexities of adoption."

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. View the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2018 and other adoption resources for employers here.

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance Company, ( a Fortune 100 company founded ia 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. 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 has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies**.

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New York Life Insurance Company
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* Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine, 6/1/18. For methodology, please see

** Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 7/30/2018: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+).