Principal Life Insurance Company








  • Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best*
  • Established in 1879
  • Headquartered in Des Moines, IA


The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) was founded in 1879 as an insurance company. Today, we’re a member of the FORTUNE 500® and a global investment management leader.

As of 2015, we’re ranked 282nd on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the Largest 500 Corporations, and 437th on The Forbes Global 2000 List. We’re a #1 provider of defined contribution plan sponsor support and were awarded the “Adviser’s Choice Award”, #1 in advisor support post-sale, and #3 in advisor sales and marketing support1. We’ve received “Best in Class” rankings for customer service2. And we’ve been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies3 and one of America’s Best Employers4, among other recognition.

Bottom line: Principal life insurance company gives you the edge you need to reach your goals.