Principal Financial Life Insurance

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A global leader

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.

Products offered:

Additional products offered:

  • Disability income protection
  • Retirement savings protection
  • Estate planning
  • IRAs
  • Retirement plans
  • Mutual Funds
  • Annuities

Contact information

Corporate Headquarters

711 High Street

Des Moines, IA 50392

General: (800) 986-3343

Insurance claims: (800)331-2213

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