New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico. New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business.
Becoming a trusted financial institution doesn’t happen overnight. Since we issued our very first policy, we’ve been protecting clients through good times and bad—through wars, pandemics, and financial crises—even paying out dividends consistently every year since 1854. We’ve been able to stand by them, because each promise is backed by stability and proven financial strength.
Our business is focused on stability, handling whatever economic challenges and opportunities arise, in order to ensure that we meet our long-term commitments.
Because we keep our promises—and have done so for more than 170 years.
Our Work Culture
Mutuality means we’re all in this together. Diversity frees us to be ourselves. For the fourth year in a row, we’ve been named one of DiversityInc's Top 50 companies.
When it comes to our workforce, New York Life has done at least one thing differently from the very beginning.
We have steadfastly refused to ask agents and employees to conform themselves to a single way of doing business. Instead, everyone is expected to bring his or her own cultural and intellectual perspectives to the table.
Yes, this gives us a broader perspective. But more importantly, it makes us a more responsive organization, able to innovate and adapt to changing needs.
Our chairman and CEO, Ted Mathas, put it best:
“Our culturally sensitive outreach to clients has established New York Life as ‘the company of the community’ in neighborhoods that reflect the changing face of America. Little wonder that we consider our commitment to diversity to be a fundamental strategic strength.”
In other words, it works. Diversity drives business strategies and results, and the success of our mission—to provide financial security and peace of mind for all our policy owners—depends on it.
This is where you come in. Over the years, as our clients have become increasingly diverse, our agent and employee workforce has kept stride.
And we’re not stopping anytime soon.
Employee Resource Groups
As an extension of our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, New York Life proudly sponsors seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Created by and for employees who represent unique cultures, experiences, and backgrounds, these groups coordinate numerous workshops, seminars, and special events that make a real and lasting difference across the organization, including:
Awareness and community
Personal and professional development throughout the year
Employee Resource Groups are also committed to attracting, nurturing, and retaining talented employees. Learn more about their activities and resources now.
Careers At New York Life
There are few Fortune 100 companies as renowned as we are for our diverse culture, training, and career opportunities. So it should not be surprising that when you work at New York Life—whether as an agent or one of our valued corporate employees—you’re backed by unyielding support, development, and resources.
For example, for our corporate employees, we offer a full package of valuable benefits, including:
Medical and Dental
Flexible spending accounts (for healthcare and dependent care)
401(k) savings plan
Backup child care
Paid holidays and vacation
Leave programs and time-off
Life insurance (for you and your dependents)
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Long-term disability insurance
And much more!
Ready to join our team?
We have open positions for people from all backgrounds. Please scroll down to choose a job position that interests you.