Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York


Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (GWL&A of NY) serves customers in New York through group retirement savings products and services, individual life insurance and annuities, and executive benefits products.

Today’s GWL&A of NY is the result of the 2005 merger of First Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, organized in 1996 under the laws of the state of New York, and Canada Life Insurance Company of New York, organized in 1971. GWL&A of NY is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and "A Member of the Power Financial Corporation Group of Companies®."

Our industry ratings are a reflection of our financial strength. GWL&A of NY is rated by a number of nationally recognized rating agencies. Each rating represents the opinion of the rating agency regarding our company’s financial strength and ability to meet ongoing obligations to policyholders.

A+1 A.M. Best Company, Inc.
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AA2 Fitch Ratings
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Aa33 Moody's Investors Service
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AA2 Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Financial strength

1 Superior (highest of 10 categories)
2 Very strong (second highest of nine categories)
3 Excellent (second highest of nine categories)

These are current ratings for Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York. Ratings are not for any affiliate company or offered product. Ratings are subject to change.


Our Values

Our clients are why we’re in business

We aim to empower our clients and exceed their expectations in everything we do. Doing that takes the courage to challenge conventional wisdom and the imagination to create breakthrough solutions, services, and ideas for the people who put their trust in us.

We have world-class associates

To us, world class means associates who have great skills and work ethic, who welcome responsibility and who can collaborate with — and respect — colleagues from every community in the world.

We work to win — together

Our associates seek rewarding careers doing work they can be proud of. And all of us aim to deliver profitable growth to our shareholders. We are building on a proud legacy to achieve an even brighter future.