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.

8.17

2

New York Life

5.78

3

Lincoln Financial

5.3

4

Prudential Financial Inc.

4.48

5

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

4.47

6

John Hancock

3.58

7

Transamerica

3.5

8

State Farm

3.5

9

MetLife Inc.

2.91

10

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

2.66

11

Pacific Life

2.66

12

American International Group

2.57

13

AXA

2.42

14

Brighthouse Financial Inc.

2.12

15

Sammons Enterprises Inc.

2.09

16

Aflac Inc.

2.08

17

Protective

1.89

18

Primerica Inc.

1.77

19

Voya Financial Inc.

1.72

20

Nationwide Mutual Group

1.56

21

Torchmark Corp.

1.4

22

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.

1.37

23

Securian Financial Group Inc.

1.32

24

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.

1.3

25

Principal Financial Group Inc.

1.23

26

Genworth Financial Inc.

1.22

27

Legal & General Group

0.97

28

National Life Group

0.95

29

Lincoln Benefit Life Co.

0.95

30

Zurich Insurance Group

0.91

31

RiverSource

0.89

32

Great-West

0.87

33

Hartford Financial Services

0.82

34

Western & Southern Financial

0.8

35

USAA

0.78

36

Ohio National

0.76

37

Jackson

0.62

38

Allianz Group

0.61

39

Allstate Corp.

0.61

40

OneAmerica Financial Partners

0.59

41

Global Atlantic Financial Group

0.59

42

Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance

0.57

43

CNO Financial Group Inc.

0.55

44

American National Insurance

0.53

45

Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings

0.51

46

TIAA

0.5

47

Unum Group

0.5

48

Ameritas

0.47

49

Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston

0.41

50

Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Co.

0.38

51

Wilton Re

0.38

52

Sun Life Financial Inc.

0.36

53

Gerber Life Insurance Co.

0.35

54

Symetra

0.35

55

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings Inc.

0.33

56

COUNTRY Financial

0.32

57

AAA Life Insurance

0.32

58

American Family Life Insurance Co.

0.32

59

Kemper Corp.

0.3

60

CUNA Mutual

0.28

61

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

0.27

62

SB Mutual Life Insurance Co. of MA

0.26

63

Athene Holding Ltd.

0.25

64

Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of NY

0.25

65

Cincinnati Life Insurance Co.

0.23

66

Assurant Inc.

0.23

67

National Western Life

0.21

68

AmeriCo Life

0.21

69

Investors Pfd Life Insurance Co.

0.21

70

Pan American Life

0.2

71

Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Co.

0.19

72

Kansas City Life Insurance Co.

0.18

73

Industrial Alliance Insurance

0.18

74

National Guardian Life Insurance Co.

0.18

75

Citizens Inc.

0.15

76

Cigna Corp.

0.13

77

Erie Family Life Insurance Co.

0.13

78

Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.

0.13

79

Indiana Farm Bureau Inc.

0.13

80

Lombard International

0.12

81

Alfa Life Insurance Corp.

0.12

82

American Fidelity Corp.

0.12

83

Tennessee Farmers Life Insurance Co.

0.12

84

Federated Life Insurance Co.

0.12

85

Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co.

0.11

86

EquiTrust Life Insurance Co.

0.1

87

Shelter Life Insurance Co.

0.09

88

Fidelity Life Assn.

0.09

89

Assurity Group Inc.

0.09

90

Auto-Owners Life Insurance Co.

0.09

91

Horace Mann Educators Corp.

0.09

92

Baltimore Life Insurance Co.

0.09

93

Triple-S Mgmt Corp.

0.08

94

Grange Life Insurance Co.

0.07

95

Prosperity Life Insurance Group LLC

0.07

96

Amica Life Insurance Co.

0.07

97

Aetna Inc.

0.07

98

Michigan Farm Bureau

0.07

99

Chubb Ltd.

0.06

100

GBIG Capital LLC

0.06

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on 2017 market share.