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Delivering value to our customers


in financial strength1


in benefits and dividends paid in 2017*


surplus—an all time high—which allows us to be there when you need us most2

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

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 customers, including sharing our success with eligible policy owners through nonguaranteed dividends, which we've paid for 164 consecutive years.

Watch below to hear Ted, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, talk about mutuality.

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 170+ years, in good times and bad

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 136,500 hours of volunteer work and millions of dollars in donations in 2018 alone. The New York Life Foundation has contributed over $250 million since its founding in 1979, with a focus on helping children who have suffered the loss of a loved one, and on educational enhancement.

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

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 customers.

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Leading the way in diversity and inclusion.

Our workforce thrives on its diversity.

  • 54% of the workforce are women
  • 40% of the workforce are people of color
  • Seven employee resource groups

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

  • Forbes 2019 America's Best Employers for Diversity
  • DiversityInc 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  • NAFE 2018 Top 70 Companies for Executive Women

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See open positions on our Careers page.

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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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Constantly innovating is how we prepare for the future and create value for our customers.

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

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1?Individual independent rating agency commentaries as of 7/30/2018.
*Figure reflects the consolidated results of NYLIC and its insurance subsidiaries presented on a statutory basis. Benefits paid primarily include death claims paid to beneficiaries and annuity payments. It also includes dividends paid to eligible policy holders.
2 Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve (AVR), is one of the key indicators of the company's long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company. NYLIC’s statutory surplus was $20.36 billion and $20.11 billion at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Included in NYLIC’s statutory surplus is NYLIAC’s statutory surplus totaling $9.19 billion and $8.72 billion at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. AVR for NYLIC was $2.65 billion and $2.18 billion at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. AVR for NYLIAC was $1.19 billion and $1.05 billion at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.