Our Purpose

We Help People Secure Their Future and Protect the Ones They Love

MassMutual, one of the oldest life insurance companies in the U.S., was founded in 1851 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by a small group of investors who pooled $100,000 to start writing policies on their friends and neighbors. As a mutual life insurance company, we don’t have shareholders. Instead, we operate with a long-term approach to help ensure we can meet our obligations to generations of our more than 4 million policyowners, members, and other customers.

Throughout our history, we’ve seen our clients through difficult experiences, from the loss of a loved one to wars, economic crises, pandemics, bank failures, geopolitical unrest, and more. Throughout our long history, we have stood by the notion that we all do better when we look out for one another.