Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to provide financial security to our members and their families. Ranking among the Fortune 1000 list of America’s largest companies with more than $100 billion of insurance in force, the Knights of Columbus has consistently earned the highest industry ratings for fiscal stability and ethical business practices. In fact, The Knights of Columbus has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company for the second consecutive year. The Knights is one of only three companies in the life insurance category honored this year.
Offering top-rated life insurance, long term care insurance, disability income insurance, and annuity products throughout the United States and Canada, we are your shield for life. Our insurance program is strong, secure and stable. In fact, there is no more highly rated insurer in North America than the Knights of Columbus. We have 40 consecutive years of rating excellence (A++, Superior) from A.M. Best.
Currently, we have more than 2 million contracts in force. Prudent leadership has led to the rapid growth of our assets, which exceeded $21 billion in 2014.
With over 1,300 full-time field agents, 15,000 councils and 1.9 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. Committed to providing global charity and service, the Knights have contributed $1.55 billion and 691 million volunteer hours to charitable projects over the past decade.