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 total assets of $797 billion. With more than 49,000 employees, it has about $3.5 trillion of gross life insurance in force.

Rank Company Total assets, US$b Balance sheet
1 Metlife 914.687 03/31/2017
2 Prudential Financial 797.365 03/31/2017
3 Berkshire Hathaway 654.451 03/31/2017
4 American International Group 500.162 03/31/2017
5 New York Life 318.000 12/31/2016
6 TIAA 294.057 03/31/2017
7 Lincoln Financial Group 267.468 03/31/2017
8 Aegon Americas (Transamerica) (1) 263.190 03/31/2017
9 Manulife Financial (U.S. Division) 262.630 03/31/2017
10 State Farm Group 256.030 12/31/2016
11 Northwestern Mutual 250.441 12/31/2016
12 MassMutual 240.127 03/31/2017
13 Jackson National Life (2) 236.947 12/31/2016
14 Principal Financial Group 235.496 03/31/2017
15 Hartford Financial 225.388 03/31/2017
16 Voya Financial (3) 217.026 03/31/2017
17 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 209.777 12/31/2016
18 AXA Equitable Life Insurance 209.098 03/31/2017
19 United Services Automobile Association 147.290 12/31/2016
20 Pacific Mutual Holding Company 143.298 12/31/2016
21 Aflac Inc 133.650 03/31/2017
22 Allianz Life Insurance Co of North America 130.682 12/31/2016
23 Liberty Mutual Holding Company 128.567 03/31/2017
24 Allstate Corp 110.243 03/31/2017
25 Genworth Financial 104.686 03/31/2017
26 Travelers Companies 101.246 03/31/2017
27 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 88.561 12/31/2016
28 Protective Life Corp (4) 76.012 03/31/2017
29 Unum Group 62.525 03/31/2017
30 American Equity Investment Life 57.549 03/31/2017
31 American Financial Group 57.464 03/31/2017
32 CNA Financial 55.201 03/31/2017
33 Reinsurance Group of America 53.806 03/31/2017
34 Guardian Life Insurance Co of America 51.884 12/31/2016
35 Western & Southern Financial Group 44.750 12/31/2016
36 Securian Financial 44.267 12/31/2016
37 Ohio National Mutual Holdings 41.800 12/31/2016
38 Symetra Financial Corp 41.263 03/31/2017
39 Mutual of Omaha 39.753 03/31/2017
40 OneAmerica Financial Partners 36.110 12/31/2016
41 Progressive Corp 34.811 03/31/2017
42 CNO Financial Group 32.427 03/31/2017
43 Assurant 29.568 03/31/2017
44 Penn Mutual Life Insurance 28.757 12/31/2016
45 National Life Group 28.186 03/31/2017
46 Fidelity & Guaranty Life 27.897 03/31/2017
47 Markel Corporation 26.401 03/31/2017
48 American National Insurance Company 24.851 03/31/2017
49 Alleghany Corp 23.939 03/31/2017
50 AmTrust Financial Services 23.884 03/31/2017
51 Knights of Columbus 23.627 12/31/2016

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