NEW YORK, N.Y., February 15, 2017 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, was recently recognized as one of Training magazine’s 2017 Top 125 Training Organizations.

This recognition underscores Guardian's focus on its customers and on building and maintaining a strong financial foundation to serve them. Executives in every business division are responsible for developing and training employees and financial professionals by sharing best practices across business lines to ensure these programs are consistent and are state-of-the-art in the industry.

“As a mutual insurance company with a 150-year history of delivering results, Guardian’s top priority is serving our clients and policyholders, and that is reflected in everything we do. We are committed to training our professionals so they can exceed the expectations of our customers,” stated Kurt Shallow, Senior Vice President, Agency Distribution, Individual Markets. “We focus on creating a destination organization for those interested in a flexible career as a highly skilled professional. Having the right tools and resources in place helps us recruit and retain the right people.”

Now in its 17th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. Training magazine’s Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

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About Guardian

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers with $7.3 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2015.  Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868.  Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 8,000 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 57 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.


Financial information concerning The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® as of 12/31/15 on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets = $48.1 Billion; Liabilities = $42 Billion (including $37 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $6.1 Billion. 

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