New York Life building in New York City.

A message from our CEO, Ted Mathas

Putting your family first in times of crisis.

Our agents- photo from history

For 175 years, millions of Americans have placed their financial security, peace of mind— and trust—with a New York Life agent.

Our agents do more than simply provide you with life insurance and annuity products—they offer you a service. They are financial specialists and professional problem solvers. They are there to share your life experience: to listen to you; to learn about your concerns, your dreams, and your goals; and to provide expert guidance to help you make the best financial decisions for you and your family.

When you work with us, you can also count on a lifetime commitment on our part. Your New York Life agent is a partner who will continue to be there for you. He or she will work with you in the years to come to help you keep on track with your evolving needs.

Whether you live in a big city or a small town, you will also learn that the person you are working with is more than just a highly trained financial specialist. He or she is likely a local business leader, PTA member, coach, volunteer—and most certainly a neighbor and engaged member of your community.



When married women were still prohibited from entering a legal contract, we had already hired our first five female agents.

Learn more about our history

Download a PDF of the 2019 Report to Policy Owners

Download a PDF of the 2019 Report to Policy Owners