COVID-19: How New York Life weathered the storm

New York Life | September 9, 2022


While no one expected the traumatic health and financial consequences brought on by COVID-19, New York Life was well prepared, consistent with our long legacy of managing our company through all types of conditions. We have navigated through some of the toughest times in history, including the U.S. Civil War, the influenza pandemic of 1918, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Financial Crisis of 2008-’09.

Read the entire message from our CEO, Craig DeSanto.

New York  Life's COVID-19 response

$1.8 billion

Claims paid due to COVID

$25 million

Donated to families by Brave of Heart Fund


$1.2 million

Caregiver grants


policies granted an extended
grace period on premiums

Leadership in a crisis:

Find out how we forged new partnerships to make a lasting impact.


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Supporting our communities:

Learn more about how we backed our communities during tough times.


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Supporting our colleagues:

Discover the inspirational ways we supported colleagues during COVID-19.


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Supporting our policy owners:

Discover how we helped our policy owners navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Media contact

Kevin Maher
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937