MetLife has been providing insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs since 1868. They are a global leader in the field and receive top ratings in financial strength. MetLife serves approximately 100 million customers, 90 of which are Fortune 100 companies. They have branches and subsidiaries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. They also invest substantially in the community through volunteering, infrastructure projects and green technologies around the globe.
United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Life insurance began as an insurer for members of the military. It was founded in 1920 by a handful of servicemen who found it difficult to get insurance due to the "high risk" rating that their professions gave them. They emphasize insurance coverage of all types for members of the military and their families. Many of their life insurance policies also include provisions for children of the policy holders.
For over 160 years, Northwestern Mutual has provided its insurance and financial services to the public. In 2015, Northwestern Mutual was recognized by Fortune as being one of the "World's Most Admired Companies." Their financial representative training program is said to be one of the country's best. They are currently lead by John E. Schlifske and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Prudential was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. They are a global insurance company with over 47,000 employees worldwide and locations in 41 countries and territories. They have around $1.176 trillion dollars in assets under management. Their trusted brand symbol is "The Rock" - an icon of stability, strength, expertise, and innovation.
Voya Financial began operating in 1968. Voya Financial has expanded and acquired a variety of institutions over its long history, and only within the last few years the company as it is known today been established. The companies acquired by Voya have been in operation since as long ago as 1853 (Aetna Life Insurance Company), 1867 (Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa), and 1885 (Northwestern National life Insurance Company). Voya Financial offers several types of life insurance policies, including term and ROP endowment term, universal, indexed universal, variable universal, and survivorship. Voya Financial also provides planning and advice for a variety of other products and services, including annuities, IRAs, retirement plans, employee benefits, and college savings.
The Fidelity Life Association was founded in 1896 in Des Plaines, Illinois. What sets Fidelity Life apart, is that it focuses on the everyday middle American. The insurance company offers Term Life coverage options and wants to ensure that a family is financially secure after the unexpected death of a loved one.
Washington National Insurance Company has been in business since 1911 and is based in Carmel, Indiana. The company boasts that it is based on four core values, including integrity, customer focus, excellence, and teamwork. Washington National aims to help families struggling with the costs of illnesses, deaths, and accidents. It offers supplemental insurance policies meant to give families financial peace of mind.
National Life Insurance was chartered in 1848 and began issuing its first life insurance policies in 1850. The company was founded by a medical doctor, Julius Dewey, in the city of Montpelier, Vermont, as a mutual life insurance company. Over the years, the company has grown and diversified, offering life insurance, annuities, retirement planning and various investment products, and taking on the name National Life Group.
Principal Financial Group began life under the name Bankers Life Association back in 1879. Originally, it had a narrow focus, providing life insurance policies to men in good health who were between the ages of 22 and 55. By 1889, they had grown so big that they had to relocate, moving from Chariton, Iowa to the larger Equitable Building in Des Moines. Finally, in 1909, after the death of the company's founder, a decision was made to reorganize into a mutual life insurance company. The name change didn't occur until 1985, when Bankers Life became The Principal Financial Group.