Banner Life & William Penn

We sell our products underneath the Legal & General America brand. 

Our Companies

Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York are the companies that underwrite and issue life insurance policies under the Legal & General America brand. Banner Life Insurance operates in We are in the business of providing financial protection through life insurance for families living in America from coast to coast.

At the heart of our business is a genuine concern about our policyholders. We deeply believe in the value of life insurance protection because we know how beneficial it can be. You can count on us to help provide financial security for your loved ones in the event you are no longer here to do that yourself.

We are financially strong, fiscally responsible and committed to business practices that will make sure we will be here when you need us most.


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Our timeline

1981: Legal & General Group forms Legal & General America to serve American customers directly and buys Government Employees Life Insurance Company (GELICO) and its NY affiliate. 

1982: The GELICO name is changed to today’s Banner Life Insurance Company.

1989: Legal & General Group buys William Penn (who’s parent company is Banner Life Insurance Company). 

Present Day: Banner Life and William Penn are still the companies underwriting and issuing our insurance policies but work together under our Legal & General America umbrella.

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