Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights started a very informal insurance program to benefit widows and orphans in their time.
From that humble start, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance products, disability income protection, long-term care insurance, and retirement programs such as IRAs and annuities.
With more than $100 billion of life insurance in force and a full-time field force of more than 1,500 agents serving our members and their families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society that is strong, secure and stable. Members can be confident that we’ll be here when you need us. We’ve been successfully protecting families since 1882, and our outlook remains bright.
Don’t just take our word for it: according to independent ratings agency A.M. Best, there is no more highly rated insurer in North America than the Knights of Columbus. They have bestowed on us their highest possible rating (A++, Superior) for 40 consecutive years! Additionally, with more than $21.5 billion of assets under management, we rank in the top 5% of all life insurance companies in North America.
The best way to learn about our products and how they can benefit your family is by arranging a visit with your local field agent. Your agent can custom design an insurance program to meet your current needs, help you plan for the future, or simply explain the many fraternal benefits that come with membership.
For more information, contact your council's field insurance agent: