Why This Award-Winning Insurance Company Is a Great Place for Women Professionals

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June 19, 2024 at 10:40PM UTC

“I don’t think there’s any career in the world where you’re going to get so much back.” — Lizzie Dipp Metzger, Agent

At New York Life, an insurance company, financial professionals help families protect their finances, futures and loved ones. For those looking to join New York Life, there are multiple specializations for career development and paths to choose from — providing protection-based solutions, offering retirement planning and guidance and mentoring the next generation of agents are just a few of the development tracks you could pursue at New York Life. As the company says, “This is not just a sales job — it’s a career with purpose and opportunity.”

In regards to their company culture, New York Life is a place of inclusion, where every day unique cultural and intellectual perspectives empower them to build a better business and a better workplace.

As a result, New York Life has been widely recognized as an admirable place to work. Just a few of their many accolades are: being named one of Forbes Magazine's Best Employers for Diversity in 2021 and Training Magazine's "Top Companies For Learning and Development" in 2021, getting a perfect score on The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “2021 Corporate Equality Index” and, in Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2021, they claimed the top position in the Insurance: Life Health category of the annual ranking of corporate reputation.1

How New York Life empowers women professionals.

Women want a financial professional who takes them seriously and understands their specific needs, and many women feel that a female financial professional will better understand their needs. As a New York Life financial professional, you can help meet the needs of an important market with growing opportunities. And, New York Life will help you achieve success.

At New York Life, agents are equipped with a rich variety of turnkey marketing resources and programs to help them establish their brand, build their client base and promote their practice. This means that agents will be running their practices with the support of a Fortune 100 company!2

Women certainly feel empowered by New York Life’s support and company culture. For instance, Laura Stroud, agent, says, “What I like most about being at New York Life is the flexibility that it’s given me to have a career and be fulfilled with that part of me, and also be a mom and be part of my family and not feel like I’m missing anything.”

In regards to compensation, New York Life agents work a commission-based job where compensation is determined by their ambition and sales production. In 2020, the average income of the nearly 12,000 New York Life financial professionals who sold one or more life policies was $91,351.3

New York Life also offers a suite of competitive benefits to those who qualify4:

  • A Pension Plan5

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare

  • 401(k) Savings Plan with discretionary company contribution

  • Educational Assistance for courses through the American College6

Interested in pursuing a career with New York Life? Check out current career opportunities with the company below!

New York Life is an equal opportunity employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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1Rankings are determined by a proprietary formula that weighs nine criteria to create an overall score.  Please visit https://fortune.com/franchise-list-page/methodology-worlds-most-admired-companies-2021/ for methodologies.

2New York Life was ranked 67 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021 based on revenues of the prior year.  Source:  Fortune magazine, 6/2/2021.

3Based on 2020 Company data. Actual income and compensation are not guaranteed and depend on a number of factors, including the individual sales results and contract type of each agent. The historical income figures shown above do not take into account authorized expenses that can reduce compensation payments an agent receives.

4This is necessarily brief and provides only general descriptions of the benefits available to eligible Agents under the applicable plans. Specific terms, such as eligibility and benefits, are determined only by the terms and conditions contained in the relevant plan documents.  The Company reserves the right to terminate benefit plans at any time for any reason.

5Certain eligibility requirements apply. Monthly payments are determined by your earnings, years of service, age, and the form of payment you choose. The Company reserves the right to amend or terminate the plan at any time for any reason.

6Certain costs may require agent payment with agent approval.

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