September 19, 2014 10:06 AM ET


Company Overview of Symetra Life Insurance Company

Company Overview

Symetra Life Insurance Company provides life insurance services in the United States. It offers annuities, life insurance, group employee benefits, and retirement plans through a network of agents and advisors. The company was formerly known as Safeco Life Insurance Company and changed its name to Symetra Life Insurance Company in September 2004. The company was founded in 1957 and is based in Bellevue, Washington with an additional office in Waltham, Massachusetts. Symetra Life Insurance Company operates as a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation.

777 108th Avenue NE

Suite 1200

Bellevue, WA 98004-5135

United States

Founded in 1957





Key Executives for Symetra Life Insurance Company

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 49
Senior Vice President and President of Symetra Investment Services Inc.
Age: 63
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 55
Senior Vice President
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Key Developments

Symetra Names Harry Monti as Vice President of Group Life and Disability Operations

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced that Harry Monti will lead operations for its group life and disability income insurance business. As vice president of Group Life and Disability Operations, Monti will be responsible for leading the unit's administration and claims functions. He will be based in Symetra's Enfield, Conn., office. Monti joins Symetra with 25 years of broad financial, operations and strategic experience both in-house and as a consultant. Most recently, he was director, Insurance Advisory Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Hartford.

Symetra Introduces Survivorship Universal Life Product

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced the launch of a survivorship universal life insurance product, called Symetra SUL--G 1.0. Designed for clients looking for a robust legacy-planning solution, this guaranteed universal life insurance policy for two lives offers a competitive pricing structure with flexible premium payment options. The new offering is available immediately. Guaranteed survivorship universal life insurance can be an effective tool for estate planning and wealth transfer, as well as for business-protection needs. When the policy is part of an estate-planning strategy utilizing an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT), the death benefit will generally pass to beneficiaries free of federal and estate taxes.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Names John Scanlon as Regional Vice President, Institutional Markets

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced that John Scanlon has joined the company as regional vice president, Institutional Markets. Responsible for driving growth of corporate-owned life insurance (COLI), Scanlon will represent company's institutional life programs to specialty brokers focused on the COLI markets. He will report to Laura Johnson, company's vice president of Institutional Markets, and will be based in the company's Waltham, Massachusetts office. Before coming to the company, Scanlon was managing partner at MCB Solutions LLC, focused on consulting for bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) and COLI transactions. Prior to MCB, Scanlon spent 10 years at Sun Life Financial, where he was responsible for growing their institutional markets business. He previously held marketing and sales roles for a range of products, including annuities, mutual funds and life insurance at several life insurance companies.

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