Shopping for life insurance? You have plenty of choices. Here are the biggest life insurance companies in the U.S.

Largest life insurance companies

Rank Company Market share %
1 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 8.14
2 Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. 4.63
3 New York Life Insurance Co. 3.97
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 3.97
5 John Hancock Life Insurance Co. 3.42
6 State Farm Life Insurance Co. 3.34
7 Pruco Life Insurance Co. 2.86
8 American Family Life Assurance Co. 2.67
9 Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America 2.62
10 Pacific Life Insurance Co. 2.42
11 American General Life Insurance Co. 2.32
12 Brighthouse Life Insurance Co. 2.12
13 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. 2.09
14 Transamerica Life Insurance Co. 1.95
15 AXA Equitable Life Insurance 1.88
16 Primerica Life Insurance Co. 1.66
17 New York Life Ins & Annty Corp 1.58
18 Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Co. 1.39
19 Protective Life Insurance Co. 1.34
20 Midland National Life Insurance Co. 1.19
21 United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. 1.17
22 Minnesota Life Insurance Co. 1.15
23 Lincoln Benefit Life Co. 1.04
24 Genworth Life & Annuity Insurance Co 1.03
25 Prudential Insurance Co. of Am 0.97
26 Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. 0.94
27 Nationwide Life & Annty Insurance Co 0.93
28 RiverSource Life Insurance Co. 0.86
29 ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. 0.84
30 Banner Life Insurance Co. 0.81
31 USAA Life Insurance Co. 0.77
32 Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co 0.76
33 Hartford Life & Annuity Insurance Co. 0.76
34 Farmers New World Life Insurance Co. 0.76
35 North American Co. for L&H Ins 0.75
36 Principal Life Insurance Co. 0.72
37 Jackson National Life 0.69
38 American Income Life Insurance Co. 0.68
39 Security Life of Denver Insurance Co. 0.67
40 Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins 0.57
41 Life Insurance Co. of the Southwest 0.55
42 Nationwide Life Insurance Co. 0.53
43 Allianz Life Insurance Co of North America 0.53
44 American Life Insurance Co. 0.53
45 Accordia Life & Annuity Co. 0.50
46 Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston 0.50
47 Pruco Life Insurance Co. of NJ 0.49
48 Ohio National Life Assurance Corp. 0.47
49 West Coast Life Insurance Co. 0.46
50 Principal National Life Insurance Co 0.46
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on 2016 premiums and annuity considerations for ordinary life insurance (the latest available)