New Zealand's major life insurers

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Life insurance provides a lump sum payment in the event of death.

To help you compare life insurers, we have outlined information about all our insurance providers below. For life insurance quotes and comparison rates, please use our life insurance calculator.

AIA Life Insurance

AIA New Zealand is part of the AIA Group Limited. AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively "the AIA Group" or "the Group") comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group in the world, with a broad footprint spanning 15 markets in Asia Pacific. The Group traces its roots in the region back more than 90 years and has total assets of US$107.9 billion.

The AIA Group meets the protection needs of individuals by offering a comprehensive suite of products and services covering accident and health insurance, income protection, trauma cover and life insurance. It also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. The AIA Group has an extensive network of more than 260000 agents and over 21000 employees across Asia Pacific. AIA serves the holders of over 23 million individual policies and over 10 million participating members of group policies.

The AIA Group is a market leader in the Asia Pacific region based on life insurance premiums, and holds number one positions in six of its geographical markets. Due to its historical roots in Asia, the AIA Group has built a network of mainly wholly-owned businesses operating as branches or subsidiaries. Only in India, where legislation restricts foreign ownership of insurance companies to 26% is the Group's main operating unit a joint venture.

AIA has a Standard & Poors financial strength rating of AA-

Asteron Life Insurance

Asteron, previously Royal & Sun Alliance's financial services arm, has roots that trace back to 1833. In both Australia and New Zealand a long history of acquisitions and successful integration of businesses has contributed to the solid heritage that will support Asteron now and in the future.

Today Asteron is one of the largest financial services providers in Australasia with around one million clients. Asteron has more than $5 billion in assets under administration and management and $25 billion in assets under supervision.

Now as part of the Promina Group, Asteron is supported by a strong financial base, enviable industry expertise, a focused business model and the opportunity to leverage complementary tailored products via recognised brand leaders in Australia and New Zealand.

Asteron has a Standard & Poors financial strength rating of A+

Chubb Life Insurance

Chubb Life Insurance New Zealand Limited (Chubb Life) is one of the country's leading providers of life insurance.

Formerly known as Cigna, we've been operating in New Zealand for more than a century and are committed to being there for our customers when they need us most.

Chubb Life has an A (Excellent) financial strength rating which was given by A.M. Best Company Inc. Visit for more information.

Chubb Limited, the parent company of Chubb, is a Fortune 500 company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and has operations in more than 50 countries and territories.

Fidelity Life Insurance

At Fidelity Life we're guided by our purpose to give New Zealanders certainty to enjoy a more rewarding life. Since we were founded 50 years ago in 1973, we've grown to become New Zealand's largest locally owned life insurer, trusted by over 367,000 customers to be there when things don't go to plan. Backed by our New Zealand shareholders, including the NZ Super Fund and Ngài Tahu Holdings, our decisions are made by New Zealanders, for New Zealanders, here in New Zealand with the long term in mind. Working together with like-minded advisers and partners, and taking a customer led approach, we're focused on closing the protection gap for the long term good of New Zealand.

Partners Life Insurance

Established in August 2010, Partners Life is a fresh, innovative, New Zealand Life Insurance company offering a full range of life risk products for the protection of New Zealand families and businesses. Products include life insurance, income protection, medical insurance, disability insurance, trauma cover and business risk protection. Over time, Partners Life aims to offer a comprehensive range of financial services products.

Partners Life has an A.M. Best financial strength rating of A-