Delivering value to our customers

175+

years of security

Highest

financial strength rating1

#1

largest mutual insurer in
the U.S.

 

$1.8B

in dividends to our
customers in 20213

 


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As a mutual company, we are accountable to you only.

That means we are fully aligned with our policy owners, not with outside investors or Wall Street. This allows us to focus on delivering lifelong value to our clients, including sharing our success with eligible participating policy owners through non-guaranteed dividends, which we've paid for 166 consecutive years.

What mutuality means for you:

  • We’re focused on the long term, and our interests are always aligned with those of our policy owners.
  • Our financial strength provides peace of mind now and in the future.
  • Since 1854, we’ve paid dividends every year.
  • We’ve been meeting our obligations for over 175 years, in good times and bad.

 

Building a caring and committed workforce.

People come to work at New York Life to contribute to the financial goals of millions of families and businesses each day. We have a diverse, nationwide workforce that allows us to support the communities where we work. Our purpose-driven mind-set has attracted people who want to do good and has resulted in great success for our company and our customers.

Our workforce thrives on its diversity.

  • 54% of the workforce are women
  • 42% of the workforce are people of color
  • We have seven employee resource groups

We're proud to be recognized by organizations that also value diversity.

  • Forbes 2021: America’s Best Employers for Diversity4
  • Human Rights Campaign: Perfect 100% score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index5
  • NAFE 2020: Top 70 Companies for Executive Women6
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See open positions on our Careers page.

Serving local communities, making a national impact. 

The history of New York Life is about being there when we are needed, for our customers and for the thousands of communities where we work and live. Our agents and employees contributed over 145,000 hours of volunteer work in 2019 alone. The New York Life Foundation has contributed nearly $360 million since its founding in 1979, with a focus on educational enhancement and helping children who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

New York Life Foundation

The selfless actions of our people reflect our value of humanity, and our shared belief that New York Life not only has the ability—but also the responsibility—to help people in the communities where we live and work.

Heather Nesle, President, New York Life Foundation

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Growing as a global asset manager.

With over $300 billion in assets under management, New York Life Investment Management and its network of independent boutiques offer a broad array of investment solutions for pensions, endowments, advisors, and individuals.

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We constantly innovate to prepare for the future and create value for our customers.

Being here to protect lives for over 175 years means we've always had to look ahead.  Read more about our innovation efforts.

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1New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies as of 10/15/2020: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+).
2Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),”Fortune magazine, 6/2/21. For methodology, please see  http://fortune.com/fortune500/.
3Dividends are paid on participating policies and are based on the policy's applicable dividend scale, which is neither guaranteed nor an estimate of future performance results.
4"America's Best Employers for Diversity," Forbes, April 20, 2021. https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-diversity/
5"Corporate Equality Index 2021," Human Rights Campaign, Jan 28, 2021. https://www.hrc.org/resources/corporate-equality-index
6"2020 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women", Working Mother, Mar 3, 2020 https://www.workingmother.com/nafe-top-companies-for-executive-women-winners-2020