About New York Life Insurance Company
We have over 170 years of strength and security and look toward the future. It all began on April 12, 1845, when the foundation was laid for a new enterprise that would come to be known as the New York Life Insurance Company, Elected Secretary Lewis Benton purchased the first policy for $5,000. So, began a legacy of security and a commitment to keeping promises still reflected today in our core values.
As President and Chairman (19071932) Darwin P. Kingsley said, When will New York Life be finished? Never! Its foundations are as deep as human love; its spires disappear in unfulfilled dreams of human aspiration; its great arches support an expanding nave which can cover and protect all who come.
That passion and commitment to protection have continued unabated for nearly two centuries. We've seen the nation evolve and events occur that have affected the lives of Americans: from the Civil War to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, to the 1929 stock market crash, to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, 9/11, and of course, the 2008 recession.
The Company Has Been Around for 170 Years.
What does this all mean? Two things come to mind: New York Life is resilient and able to thrive in all economic conditions. This means we'll always be there for our policy owners, and for future generations, and there has never been a better time to be with New York Life.
We have 170 years of integrity, mutuality, humanity, and financial strength, and we look toward a bright future built on those same values. Our agents dedication and exceptional service help set us apart from the rest.