WoodmenLife is not your typical insurance company. We're not for profit.
Fraternal benefit societies like WoodmenLife are unique and are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(8) charitable organizations because of the good works we do in communities across the country and the help we offer to people, allowing them to get the financial protection they need for their families.
WoodmenLife was founded in 1890 in Omaha, NE, as a not-for-profit by Joseph Cullen Root. We began with a simple two-part mission: to protect America's families from financial hardship and to provide opportunities to help others in the community.
WoodmenLife has approximately 1,400 associates in markets throughout the country, including more than 550 associates in the WoodmenLife Tower.
As of Dec. 31, 2016, life insurance in force, the amount of life insurance our members own through us, stands at $38 billion.
A.M. Best rated WoodmenLife A+ (Superior) for our financial strength and operating performance in 2018. A.M. Best is an independent rating company nationally recognized for its objective reporting and rating of insurers. A+ (Superior) is the second-highest rating out of 15 awarded.