The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) was founded in 1860 as the Germania Life Insurance Company in New York, NY. Its corporate headquarters has changed a few times over the years from Park Avenue to Hanover Square, and now to Hudson Yards. They are one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States. They have over 9,000 employees, over 3,000 agents, and offices across the entire United States.
In 2022 Guardian was ranked #247 on the Fortune 500 list. As a company they offer quite a few products and services including but not limited to;
- Disability Insurance
- Life Insurance
In 2001 Guardian merged with one of its leading competitors in the individual disability insurance marketplace, Berkshire Life. They created a new company called "Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America" to focus on the individual disability insurance marketplace. The Provider Choice DI product being sold today by Guardian agents across the country is manufactured, sold, and underwritten by Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America.