by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC
Structured settlement annuity issuers New York Life (6.97), Mass Mutual (6.52), Prudential Insurance Company of America (6.37) and MetLife (6.22) and/or their parent companies made Fortune's 2006 America's Most Admired Companies for the Life and Health Insurance Section in the 23rd year of the survey. 10,000 top industry executives, directors and securities analysts were surveyed and asked to rate (out of 10) more than 500 companies in over 60 industries on the following eight reputation categories:
The top rated life insurance company was Northwestern Mutual (7.42) which has lead the survey each year. Northwestern Mutual does not issue structured settlement annuities.
Four other insurance organizations with connections to the structured settlement industry were also ranked as most admired. However they were listed in the Property and Casualty Insurance Category. They are Allstate (6.99), Hartford Financial Services (6.77), AIG (6.15) and Liberty Mutual (5.90)