American Bar Endowment and New York Life Insurance Company Celebrate 60-Year Partnership

New York Life's Oldest Affinity Relationship is Strong

Nov 06, 2015, 13:10 ET from American Bar Endowment

CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Bar Endowment and New York Life Insurance Company are marking 60 years in a partnership that offers qualified lawyers quality, affordable group insurance plans. The long-standing partnership with the American Bar Endowment is New York Life's oldest affinity relationship.

"We're proud to celebrate our enduring 60-year relationship with New York Life Insurance Company. This relationship demonstrates the long-term stability of the American Bar Endowment and the quality of the insurance plans we provide," said Martha Walters Barnett, president of the Endowment. "Having one of America's most respected insurers underwriting our plans provides the promise of financial security that our insureds expect and allows for continued giving to important American Bar Endowment charitable and public service projects."

The American Bar Endowment, founded in 1942, is a nonprofit organization that provides insurance plans exclusively to qualified lawyers. These unique and affordable plans are underwritten by trusted insurers like New York Life and offer a charitable giving option. Insured lawyers are able to make tax-deductible donations of their dividends to enhance the Endowment's charitable mission of improving the administration of justice.

Grants from the Endowment, made possible by Endowment-insureds' dividend donations, through 2015 total more than $270 million. These grants support hundreds of law-related public service, educational and research programs and projects.

Since 1845, New York Life has helped people plan for their future. The Fortune 100 company offers a range of options – from retirement planning to smart investments to life insurance – and is one of the largest underwriters of professional association insurance programs in the country.

"The 60-year partnership we have enjoyed with the American Bar Endowment provides us with an opportunity to recognize the good work that has been accomplished through this partnership and to renew our commitment to continued success," said Scott Berlin, New York Life senior vice president. "We are proud of the role we have played in the American Bar Endowment's continuing effort to offer its members proper financial planning from a trusted company and the peace of mind that brings."

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the American Bar Endowment and New York Life working together, qualified lawyers are eligible to apply for $100,000 of Term Life Insurance on a simplified acceptance basis for a limited time only at affordable group rates. The application period ends Dec. 5.

To learn more about this special 60th anniversary offer and to download an application, visit

Founded in 1942, the American Bar Endowment is a charitable organization that generates funds for the support of law-related research, educational and public service projects. The American Bar Endowment does this by building and sustaining the Legal Legacy Fund and by sponsoring insurance and other programs for the legal profession that encourage charitable giving.

ABE-sponsored Group Life Insurance Plans are underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 on Policy Form GMR.


SOURCE American Bar Endowment