What we stand for

In 1860, a community of immigrants joined together to insure and protect their businesses and families. They were guided by three simple but powerful ideals: do the right thing, hold ourselves to high standards, and know that people count.

Today, the people of Guardian embrace and live by these values every day. They remind us to put people at the heart of all we do so  that we can help protect what matters most to you.

Want to help bring these values to life? Join us for a rewarding career and the opportunity to shape the future. 


Since our first policy was issued to a cigar merchant on July 17, 1860 to today, we have lived by our defining values throughout our history.

Learn more about our history


Our dedication to understanding what’s important to our customers now, and years from now, is why we remain one of the most highly rated in client satisfaction and financial strength, having paid competitive dividends to our policyholders every single year since 1868.

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Financial highlights

We maintain our financial strength so we can be strong for our customers. 

  • Factsheet
  • Annual Reports - See how we are doing financially and are living up to our values to better help you.
  • Strength in ratings - High ratings from independent ratings agencies signify financial soundness.  
  • Financials and investments - Our clients’ and our policyholders’ long-term interests take precedence over market demands. 


Our management team is composed of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, helping us to better understand and respond to our consumers' needs. Guiding our team of 9,500 employees and more than 2,700 financial representatives, Guardian management enables the firm to prosper by staying at the forefront of the evolving marketplace.

Board of Directors

Our policyholders’ interests are at the heart of everything we do, and our Board’s primary responsibility is to maintain and operate the Company for their benefit. The Board provides corporate governance and general oversight of the Company to ensure we are delivering on our promises.

Learn about our Board of Directors


Corporate Governance

Our commitment to strong corporate governance is a longstanding priority. We maintain a robust corporate governance structure to make sure that our Board of Directors is highly informed and able to make decisions that support the long-term interests of our policyholders.

Learn about our corporate governance


Subsidiaries and Affiliates

Learn about our key subsidiaries and affiliates that have helped make us successful.



Dividends are not guaranteed. They are declared annually by Guardian’s Board of Directors.

Financial information concerning Guardian as of December 31, 2020, on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets= $68.1 Billion; Liabilities = $60.3 Billion (including $48.9 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $7.8 Billion.

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