Known simply as The Principal to many, Principal Financial Group has undergone many transformations during its 135 year history.
The company was formed by Edward Temple as the Bankers Life Association in 1879. At that time, the Iowa firm provided life insurance coverage exclusively to bankers and their families. Although formed as an association, the business was converted to a mutual company in 1908 which allowed all policyholders to share ownership of the insurer.
Principal prides itself on its ability to provide exemplary financial planning service to everyone, no matter how large or small, from global markets to individuals planning for the future.
Today, the company has offices in 18 countries and employs approximately 13,000 workers. Despite its expansion into mutual funds, savings accounts and business services, Principal continues to offer a variety of life insurance products to individual customers.
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711 High Street
Des Moines, IA 50392
General: (800) 986-3343
Insurance claims: (800)331-2213