New York Life Website Awards
New York Life Insurance Company announced that its Web site was recognized in DALBAR’s 3rd Quarter 2006 WebMonitor Rankings and Trending report as one of the Top 40 Life Insurance and Annuity sites. New York Life finished 1st and has achieved Dalbar’s highest rating, “Excellent,” for ten consecutive Quarters. The site reached #1 in the Life Insurance Consumer Web Sites ranking for seven of the last eight Quarters. DALBAR’s Life Insurance and Annuity Consumer Web site ratings are based on a scale for excellence in:Functionality— the quality and range of capabilities provided to users,
Usability— the ease of entering, navigating, and locating important information on the site,
Behavior Centric Support— the adaptation of traditional offline behavior to the online method.
Content Currency— the relevance, timeliness, and quality of editorial content,
Consistency— the uniform flow and presentation of the site’s image, transition, and content.
Newyorklife.com received the 2004 Interactive Investor Relations Award for outstanding achievement in investor relations in Insurance from the Web Marketing Association. www.iirawards.org
Over 120 companies entered the 2003 Life Communicators Association (LCA) annual competition. For the corporate Web site competition, entries had to score a minimum number of points to qualify for Honorable mentions, Awards of Excellence, and the Best of Show. Only a handful of sites qualified for Awards of Excellence and NewYorkLife.com was chosen as Best of Show. NewYorkLife.com also won Best of show in 2001.
NewYorkLife.com has been awarded a Standard of Excellence WebAward in the 2003 WebAward Web Site Competition for the fourth straight year.
The WebAwards provides Web professionals recognition and validation for their outstanding work. The WebAwards are produced by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. (WMA), an independent organization founded with the exclusive purpose of evaluating and recognizing the standard of excellence of the World Wide Web for corporate Web sites. www.webaward.org
For the sixth year in a row, New York Life has been designated a winning Web site in the APEX Sixteenth Annual Awards for Publication Excellence. APEX 2004 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. www.apexawards.com
NewYorkLife.com has been chosen as a winner of BtoB’s Netmarketing 200 — an annual ranking of the best business-to-business Web sites.
The site made the final cut for its excellence based on five criteria: quality and presentation of the information, ease of navigation, design, e-commerce, and extras. www.btobonline.com
o NewYorkLife.com was awarded the Standard of Excellence WebAward in the 2000 WebAward Web Site Competition.
o In 2000 Apex announced for the third year in a row we received an “Award of Publication Excellence” in graphic design, editorial content and in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.
o Listed as one of the top 100 Innovators in e-CRM (Customer Relationship Management) by e-Week and Gartner Group.
o In 1999 eMarketer listed us #2 in their Top 10 Insurance Company Sites.
o Our Virtual Service Center received a “Standard of Excellence” award from the Web Marketing Association in 1999.
o Chosen “Best Insurance Site of 1998” by Financial Net News.
o We were named as one of Top 200 Business-to-Business sites by Business Marketing magazine (8/98).
o The site was listed as #8 for “Best Overall Content” for Insurance Company sites; #2, “Best Insurance Content”; #3, “Best Annuity Content”; #8, “Best Employee Benefits Content”; and #1, “Best Insurance Company Site” by SafeTnet.
New York Life Insurance Company Awards
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
For the third year in a row, New York Life was named one of the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” for 2006 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). New York Life was recognized for environmental leadership and specifically for offering commuter benefits that reach the National Standard of Excellence. In addition, New York Life was named to this list for being committed to reducing air pollution and commuting–related stress, making a lasting impact on the environment, the local community, and employees.
50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine
For the sixth year in a row, New York Life Insurance Company has been named one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine. The 50 Best Companies were chosen out of an analysis of more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States. In addition, New York Life was named as one of the top 12 companies on the LATINA Style 50 report, which highlights the top companies from the 50 Best list.
The Company’s establishment of a chief diversity officer, an executive diversity council, programs and task forces that foster inclusion, and the role of the Women’s and Hispanic Market divisions were cited as examples of programs or services that make New York Life among the best companies for Latinas to work in the nation.
African Americans by Family Digest Magazine
For the fourth year in a row, New York Life Insurance Company was named as one of the Best Companies for African Americans by Family Digest Magazine. Over 1,000 companies were evaluated for inclusion on this list. New York Life was recognized for its strong all around performance in the following areas: recruitment of African Americans; employee demographics; company culture; advancement of African Americans; work-life programs and policies; and its supplier diversity program. In addition, feedback from surveyed African American employees about working at New York Life factored into being named one of the Best Companies.
Latin Business’ 2006 Corporate Diversity Honor Roll
New York Life has been named to Latin Business’ 2006 Corporate Diversity Honor Roll for its initiatives to promote diversity. New York Life was one of 21 companies recognized as a company doing the most on behalf of the nation’s women and minority communities.
The magazine identified the following initiatives at New York Life as reasons the Company was named to the Corporate Diversity Honor Roll: commitment to the supplier diversity program, the creation of a diversity office and an executive diversity council, the appointment of a chief diversity officer, and the company’s strong support of numerous Hispanic philanthropic and business organizations.
HISPANIC Magazine — Best Place to Work for Latinos
Hispanic Magazine has featured New York Life in their ranking of “Corporate 100 Best Places To Work For Latinos,” recognizing New York Life for exhibiting a strong commitment to providing the most opportunities for Hispanics.
Hispanic Magazine honors companies that realize that hiring and promoting Latinos, and understanding the Hispanic community, makes business sense. New York Life was recognized for its Supplier Diversity program and commitment to nonprofit groups including ASPIRA of New York. Companies were highlighted based on diversity training, recruitment efforts, ethnic representation on the boards, other minority business initiatives and funding provided for Latino-related scholarships, grants and philanthropic donations, as well as overall image in the Hispanic community.
New York Life was joined by American Express, Ford Motor Co., Microsoft, Southwest Airlines and other major companies on the Corporate 100 list.
Fortune’s Most Admired
Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputation. The winners were chosen from the 1,000 largest U.S. companies (ranked by revenues) and the top foreign–owned companies operating in the U.S. Factors include quality of management, quality of products and services, innovation, long–term investment, financial soundness, employee talent, social responsibility, and use of corporate assets. For 2006, New York Life ranked second overall in the Life and Health sector of the Insurance Industry — factoring in all eight key attributes of reputation.
Companies that sit on Fortune magazine’s ninth annual survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies are chosen based on performance in nine key attributes of reputation including globalness, innovation, quality of management, quality of products and services, employee talent, financial soundness, social responsibility, use of corporate assets and long–term investment.
Hispanic Trends Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity
For the second year in a row, New York Life ranked in the Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity in Hispanic Trend magazine’s list of U.S. corporations that partner with Hispanic–owned businesses. The list recognizes the Company’s efforts in creating opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses. New York Life was identified as a company that is intent on diversifying its supplier base and creating opportunities for minority–owned companies.
The 2006 Fortune 500
New York Life ranks #74 on the prestigious Fortune 500 list. Each year, Fortune magazine collects revenue data from the largest companies in the Unites States and publishes the rankings. The published list is considered a “who’s who” of corporate America.
With 2005 revenue of more than $28 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, New York Life once again retained its title as the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.
National Association for Female Executives
New York Life Insurance Company earned a spot on the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Top 30 Companies for Executive Women. NAFE is one of the largest women’s professional association and the largest women business owners’ organization in the country. New York Life was recognized as a company that is committed to the advancement of women. To earn this highly coveted award, New York Life demonstrated female representation on the board of directors, in upper management and in key executive profit and loss (P&L) positions.
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB)
New York Life has been named a Workplace Model of Excellence by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) for the second year in a row. The Workplace Model of Excellence acknowledges companies that make outstanding efforts to improve the health and safety of their employees and their families. New York Life was recognized for its work/life programming giving parents both flexibility and the support they need to face challenges they encounter as working parents.
The HMHB Coalition is a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health. HMHB reaches approximately ten million health care professional, parents and policymakers through its membership of over 100 local, state and national organizations. The mission of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is to improve the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through education and collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations.
The Universum IDEAL Employer Survey
For the second year in a row New York Life Insurance Company was named an IDEAL Employer by undergraduate students in The Universum IDEAL Employer Survey – both Undergraduate and Diversity Editions.
For the Undergraduate Edition, over 37,000 undergraduate students in 207 universities participated and approximately 13,000 diverse students in 107 schools were asked to rank their IDEAL Companies for the Diversity Edition.
For undergraduate students who would like to work in the insurance industry upon graduation, New York Life was chosen as the second most IDEAL Employer. For those undergraduates with diverse backgrounds who would like to work in the insurance industry upon graduation, New York Life was their #1 choice.
New York Life was recognized by Essence Magazine as one of the “35 Great Places To Work America’s diversity initiatives. New York Life ranked 21 on the survey of 203 companies.
DiversityInc’s rankings are based on responses to more than 200 detailed survey questions in four areas: chief executive officer commitment, personnel, corporate communications and supplier diversity.
As part of this recognition, New York Life was also named one of the Top 10 companies for Asian Americans. This list was determined based on retention, recruitment, CEO commitment and diversity-management strategies. Companies on the Top 10 list had an 18.5% higher retention rate for Asian Americans than other ranked companies.
National Fatherhood Initiative
New York Life was awarded the 2004 Fatherhood Award by the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) for our “Heritage” advertising campaign which features father friendly messages and images. Inaugurated in 1997, the Fatherhood Awards are presented annually to a select group of individuals, corporations, and organizations that make a substantial contribution to strengthening involved, responsible and committed fatherhood in their work or personal lives. NFI is a non-partisan, non-sectarian civic initiative working in every sector and at every level of society to improve the well being of children by ending father absence and helping men become better fathers.
Diversity Best Practices (DBP) and Business Women’s Network’s (BWN) Best of the Best: Corporate Awards for Women and Diversity
New York Life has been named to the 2003–2004 Best of the Best: Corporate Awards for Women and Diversity list, according to a report published by Diversity Best Practices (DBP) and the Business Women’s Network (BWN). This 400 page report reviews and analyzes top awards in the U.S. pertaining to diversity and women and ranks the best companies in these categories. New York Life is one of only 40 companies out of a pool of more than 750 to receive this distinction. Companies are awarded based on their commitment to: professional development programs, supporting women and minority suppliers, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, and community involvement.
Employment Review/BestJobsUSA.com’s Employers of Choice 500
The annual Employers of Choice 500 recognizes New York Life as a top employer. The only one of its kind, this list narrows winners from over 10,000 companies to provide a comprehensive ranking of companies that exemplify what it takes to be an employer of choice by offering attractive benefits, employee training, a diverse workplace environment and financial growth.
Women For Hire
Women For Hire has recognized New York Life Insurance Company as a top employer for professional women for providing quality work/life benefits to its employees relating to childcare, eldercare, and their physical and mental well being. Women For Hire enables a coveted pool of talented professionals to meet one-on-one with America’s leading companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to satisfy recruitment goals.
HISPANIC Magazine Top 25 Vendor Programs for Latinos
For the second consecutive year, Hispanic magazine ranked New York Life among the top 25 companies that partner with Hispanic-owned businesses. The Top 25 Vendor Programs for Latinos list, featured in the magazine’s June issue, recognizes the Company’s supplier diversity program.
“This is an important distinction that reflects the Company’s philosophy that diversity is a key strength and an essential business strategy,” said Annette Ficucello, director of supplier diversity. “It is important to have our supplier base reflect our employee population, our customer base and the communities we serve.”
Health magazine, a Time Inc. publication, selected its Top 10 Companies for Women in the July/August 2003 issue identifying those organizations that go well beyond the basics of employee benefits to create a working environment that helps women win at the work-life challenge. The organizations on the list have a demonstrated commitment to their employee’s ability to balance work and home and offer groundbreaking services and special accommodations.
Careers & the Disabled Top 50 Companies to Work For
This important roster recognizes companies that have demonstrated their commitment to providing a workplace that supports of all employees, including those with disabilities. Corporations that provide career opportunities for employees with disabilities and maintain an accommodating, flexible approach are recognized.