Below are the top 50 insurance companies and best insurance companies in the United States ranked by total assets. Metlife is the largest insurance company in the US based on assets and direct premiums written. The company offers a wide array of insurance products and services including life and health insurance, accident insurance, auto insurance, home insurance as well as annuities and retirement and savings products. Prudential, based in Newark, is the second largest insurance company in the US with assets of over $796 billion. With more than 48,000, employees, it has about $3.5 trillion of gross life insurance in force.

Rank Company Total assets, US$b Balance sheet
1 Metlife 942.567 06/30/2016
2 Prudential Financial 796.490 06/30/2016
3 Berkshire Hathaway 592.816 06/30/2016
4 American International Group (AIG) 510.349 06/30/2016
5 New York Life 305.724 06/30/2016
6 Manulife Financial (U.S. Division) 291.374 06/30/2016
7 TIAA 284.423 06/30/2016
8 Lincoln National 263.028 06/30/2016
9 Aegon Americas (1) 247.728 06/30/2016
10 State Farm Group 241.183 12/31/2015
11 MassMutual 238.766 06/30/2016
12 Northwestern Mutual 238.472 12/31/2015
13 Jackson National (2) 236.526 06/30/2016
14 Hartford Financial 227.616 06/30/2016
15 Principal Financial Group 223.074 06/30/2016
16 Voya Financial (3) 217.065 06/30/2016
17 AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co 207.042 06/30/2016
18 Nationwide Mutual 197.130 12/31/2015
19 Aflac 141.287 06/30/2016
20 Allianz Life Insurance Co of North America 137.300 12/31/2015
21 Pacific Mutual Holding Company 137.279 12/31/2015
22 USAA (United Services Automobile Association) 137.076 12/31/2015
23 Liberty Mutual Holding Company 127.078 06/30/2016
24 Genworth Financial 108.206 06/30/2016
25 Allstate Corp 107.284 06/30/2016
26 Travelers Companies 102.446 06/30/2016
27 Athene Holding 80.647 06/30/2016
28 Thrivent Financial 80.112 12/31/2015
29 Loews Corp 79.183 06/30/2016
30 Protective Life Corp (4) 74.374 06/30/2016
31 Unum Group 63.853 06/30/2016
32 CNA Financial 56.906 06/30/2016
33 Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) 53.877 06/30/2016
34 American Equity Investment Life 53.721 06/30/2016
35 American Financial Group 52.733 06/30/2016
36 Guardian Life Insurance Co of America 49.147 03/31/2016
37 Western & Southern Financial Group 42.300 12/31/2015
38 Securian Financial 40.458 12/31/2015
39 Symetra Financial 40.093 06/30/2016
40 Mutual of Omaha 38.010 06/30/2016
41 Ohio National Mutual Holdings 36.361 12/31/2015
42 OneAmerica Financial Partners 34.443 03/31/2016
43 CNO Financial Group 32.023 06/30/2016
44 Progressive Corp 31.958 06/30/2016
45 Assurant 29.804 06/30/2016
46 NLV Financial Corporation 26.785 06/30/2016
47 Fidelity & Guaranty Life 26.338 06/30/2016
48 Markel Corporation 26.336 06/30/2016
49 American National Insurance Company (ANICO) 24.287 06/30/2016
50 Alleghany Corp 23.815 06/30/2016
51 Ambac Financial Group 23.199 06/30/2016
52 Stancorp Financial Group (5) 23.174 12/31/2015
53 W.R. Berkley Corporation 23.026 06/30/2016

1 - Aegon Americas operates under the Transamerica brand.
2 - Jackson National Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Prudential plc, British insurer.
3 - Voya Financial, Inc was formerly known as ING U.S.
4 - Protective Life operates as a subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company.
5 - StanCorp was acquired by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company in March 2016.