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 U.S. 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 U.S. with assets of $784 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 898.764 12/31/2016
2 Prudential Financial 783.962 12/31/2016
3 Berkshire Hathaway 620.854 12/31/2016
4 American International Group 498.264 12/31/2016
5 New York Life 318.000 12/31/2016
6 Manulife Financial (U.S. Division) 284.914 12/31/2016
7 TIAA 282.400 12/31/2016
8 Lincoln Financial Group 261.627 12/31/2016
9 Northwestern Mutual 250.000 12/31/2016
10 State Farm Group 241.183 12/31/2015
11 Jackson National Life (1) 236.947 12/31/2016
12 MassMutual 235.038 12/31/2016
13 Aegon Americas (Transamerica) (2) 231.493 12/31/2016
14 Principal Financial Group 228.014 12/31/2016
15 Hartford Financial 223.432 12/31/2016
16 Voya Financial (3) 214.235 12/31/2016
17 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 209.777 12/31/2016
18 AXA Equitable Life Insurance 190.724 12/31/2016
19 United Services Automobile Association 147.290 12/31/2016
20 Pacific Mutual Holding Company 143.298 12/31/2016
21 Allianz Life Insurance Co of North America 137.300 12/31/2015
22 Aflac Inc 129.819 12/31/2016
23 Liberty Mutual Holding Company 125.592 12/31/2016
24 Allstate Corp 108.610 12/31/2016
25 Genworth Financial 104.658 12/31/2016
26 Travelers Companies 100.245 12/31/2016
27 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 84.938 12/31/2016
28 Protective Life Corp (4) 75.003 12/31/2016
29 Unum Group 61.942 12/31/2016
30 American Equity Investment Life 56.053 12/31/2016
31 CNA Financial 55.233 12/31/2016
32 American Financial Group 55.072 12/31/2016
33 Reinsurance Group of America 53.098 12/31/2016
34 Guardian Life Insurance Co of America 51.884 12/31/2016
35 Securian Financial 44.267 12/31/2016
36 Western & Southern Financial Group 42.300 12/31/2015
37 Ohio National Mutual Holdings 41.800 12/31/2016
38 Symetra Financial Corp 40.311 12/31/2016
39 Mutual of Omaha 38.500 12/31/2016
40 OneAmerica Financial Partners 36.110 12/31/2016
41 Progressive Corp 33.428 12/31/2016
42 CNO Financial Group 31.975 12/31/2016
43 Assurant 29.709 12/31/2016
44 National Life Group 27.659 12/31/2016
45 Fidelity & Guaranty Life 26.952 12/31/2016
46 Markel Corporation 25.875 12/31/2016
47 American National Insurance Company 24.533 12/31/2016
48 Alleghany Corp 23.757 12/31/2016
49 WR Berkley Corp 23.365 12/31/2016
50 Ambac Financial Group 22.636 12/31/2016
51 StanCorp Financial Group (5) 22.032 12/31/2016

1 - Jackson National Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Prudential plc, a British insurer.
2 - Aegon Americas operates under the Transamerica brand.
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.