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The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

About The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America was founded in 1860 by a group of German American businessmen and a civil rights lawyer named Hugo Wesendonck. In the late 1950s, it expanded its business into the employee benefits market, and began offering disability insurance after merging with the Berkshire Life Insurance Company. Today, The Guardian has more than 8,000 employees, and its corporate headquarters is located in Manhattan, New York.


The Guardian offers health and dental insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance, and provides financial services such as investment management. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Guardian has remote opportunities available to prospective employees in areas such as analytics and information technology. The company conducts a summer internship program that offers students and recent graduates hands-on experience to help build critical skills and develop their professional networks.


The Guardian Insurance Company has worked to promote disability awareness by supporting events such as Hoopfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Spokane, Washington, featuring wheelchair basketball games. In 2019, The Guardian partnered with two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, who spoke at the event that year. The Guardian has also partnered with New Women New Yorkers (NWNY), a foundation that seeks to empower immigrant women in New York City to obtain fulfilling careers with a living wage, as well as opportunities in higher education. The Guardian has served NWNY by providing financial and volunteer support.

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 598-8000

Firm Stats

CEO: Andrew J. McMahon
Employees (All Locations): 8,000

Base Salary

$41,000 - $123,000

Major Office Locations

Appleton, WI
Bethlehem, PA
Holmdel, NJ
Pittsfield, MA
Spokane, WA
Stamford, CT

Major Departments & Practices

Information Technology
Group Insurance
Sales Administration
Project/Program Management