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Legal & General America Overview

Frederick, MD
501 to 1000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
At Legal & General America, we’re on a mission to provide affordable financial protection to American families. As a nationally recognized market leader in the individual life insurance space, we implement socially responsible business practices ... Read more

Mission: Protecting more American families by reimagining our world to make life better.

Company Updates

  • Springtime Fun!

    This year LGA hosted its second March Madness Ping Pong tournament with a fun and competitive final match between the defending champion and Mark Holweger, LGA’s President and CEO!

    In April, we hosted 55 children for Take Your Child to Work Day. The children engaged in creating a small business selling lemonade. They created a business plan, built a sales app, sold and served lemonade, and prepared sales reports. At the end of the day, the children presented their results to our President and CEO. The proceeds from the lemonade stand were donated to the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County, Maryland, a charity selected by the children.

    In early May employees, spouses and children were invited to a luau-themed company picnic. Employees and their families enjoyed great food, music, face painting, a petting zoo, crafts, moon bounce, zip line, bubble ball, basketball and mini golf. Prizes were given for wearing a Hawaiian shirt and participating in a hula dancing contest. Employees had the opportunity to relax and build team spirit at these events.

  • Legal & General America awarded a $25,000 grant to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to create an online searchable database that will help the public find information and community support services addressing grief and bereavement. In addition to more traditional support groups, hospices provide grief counseling to schools, support to people who have lost a loved one to addiction or suicide, outreach following natural disasters, host memorial services, and offer other services in response to community needs. NHPCO believes that everyone should have access to support whenever faced with serious loss, grief and bereavement.

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Legal & General America – Why Work For Us?


Legal & General America is a GREAT place to work!

What's it like to work at Legal & General America?

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Legal & General America is a nationally recognized market leader in the individual life insurance industry. LGA has been certified as a great workplace for 3 years in a row by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® based on anonymous survey responses from employees.  We are pleased to report that close to 80% of our employees ranked LGA as a great workplace overall, and the majority said they take great pride in their work and feel good about the company's contributions to the community.

Our employees' passion, dedication, innovation, and hard work, as well as our annual charity campaigns, wellness programs, and career development opportunities contribute to creating our great workplace culture.

As an employer, Legal & General America provides:

  • A stimulating environment that strives to challenge staff to their full potential.
  • A work culture which encourages employee participation, teamwork, mutual trust, creativity and initiative.
  • Recognition of employee achievements and contributions that continue to strengthen our competitive position.
  • Benefit and compensation programs that truly encourage and reward quality performance.
  • Educational opportunities which allow employees to develop their skills, grow professionally and advance their careers.
  • A chance for employees to be active and effective volunteers through charitable giving campaigns over the course of each year.

Helping people when they need us most is why we are here.  Approximately 3,500 families and businesses across the United States were the beneficiaries of nearly $892 million in claims last year!

We are part of the worldwide LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP.

Our story begins over 180 years ago.

In 1836, six respected lawyers met in a London coffee house where life insurance was the topic of discussion. They decided to form an association under the chairmanship of John Adams which was eventually named Legal & General Life Assurance Society. Those founders had the same attitudes toward innovation and risk taking as those which characterize the Legal & General Group today. The financial skills of those six lawyers laid the foundation for L&G's worldwide business.

Our headquarters is still in London, but Legal & General is expanding its presence outside of the United Kingdom. The Group's US operations now include investment management; pensions risk management as well as providing life insurance. We're also expanding our investment management operations in Asia, the Gulf and other international markets. In the UK we're the leading provider of life insurance, investment management for corporate pension plans and pensions buyout services. Our long history not only demonstrates our credibility, but shows our experience in every kind of economic climate. Legal & General Group currently has over 10 million customers for life insurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans and have over 3,000 institutional clients.

Legal & General America is born.

Legal & General Group formed Legal & General America as a holding company in 1981, and bought Government Employees Life Insurance Company (GELICO) and its NY affiliate. The GELICO name changed to Banner in 1983. William Penn was purchased by Legal & General Group Plc as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banner Life Insurance Company in 1989. While Banner and William Penn remain the companies that underwrite and issue our policies, we go to market under a single name, Legal & General America.

A HISTORY of financial strength with LEGAL & GENERAL.

Our parent company, Legal & General Group Plc is a top 10 global asset manager and is the seventh largest insurer in the world according to A.M. Best's 2017 report based on 2015 net assets. As of June 30, 2016, Legal & General Group had £842 billion (over $1 trillion) in worldwide assets under management, on behalf of investors, policyholders and institutions.

Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and A.M. Best recognize Legal & General Assurance Society Limited as one of the UK's top rated companies for financial strength, with Standard & Poor's confirming our AA- rating in 2016.


"NINETY percent of our international focus is on the U.S. The OPPORTUNITY is so great.”

Dr. Nigel Wilson
CEO, Legal & General Group

Legal & General America Reviews

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    "A fantastic organisation that are great to work for."

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    Current Employee - Operational Planning Director in Frederick, MD
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    I have been working at Legal & General America full-time

    Pros

    There is an honest and true belief that culture and engagement adds significant value to the business operations and performance delivery.

    A balanced environment full of ambition and desire.

    Fantastic at welcoming new people into the organisation.

    There is a clear line of sight on transformation activities that will provide significant customer results

    I have absolute confidence in the senior leadership team and absolute confidence in the direction and future of the business.

    Cons

    None that are of significance or at all noteworthy.

    Advice to Management

    We are on the right track, now its all about delivery and transformation.

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Legal & General America Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Legal & General America (Frederick, MD) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Minimal interviewing. Received a call from HR to set up an interview with the 2 hiring managers. Didn’t get any response from application for 4 weeks but after hearing from HR, process took only about 2 weeks.

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Legal & General America Awards & Accolades

  • Frederick Best Places to Work, Frederick County, Maryland, 2018
  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work® Institute, 2018
  • Innovation Award, Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association (LIDMA), 2017
  • Communitas- Corporate Social Responsibility, Communitas Awards, 2017
  • Wellness at Work, Healthiest Maryland Businesses, 2017
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