TIAA-CREF Life helps protect what matters mostL Our insurance representatives offer honest, one-on-one advices, We have the highest financial strength ratings, Our products are affordable.  

Five Reasons you should choose TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company


We’ve earned our customers’ trust


TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA-CREF Life) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. Together we have a long history of providing quality life insurance to the educational, medical, cultural, research communities, and general public.


Personalized guidance and no pressure to buy


We have long subscribed to a different set of guiding principles.  Our Insurance Representatives provide guidance focused on your needs, and never pressure you to buy.


Life insurance products priced for most budgets


At TIAA-CREF Life, we offer you a variety of term and permanent insurance products at affordable premiums.


Our products are available to the general public


In 1999, TIAA-CREF Life was created to make life insurance available to family and friends of TIAA-CREF Participants and to the general public, making our products available to everyone.


High ratings and financial strength


We're among the highest rated insurance companies in the U.S. by the four leading insurance company rating agencies: A.M. Best, Fitch, Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's.*

To read more about our financial strength ratings, take a look at the following PDFs:

To learn more about how TIAA-CREF Life can help you protect what matters most speak with one of our Insurance Representatives today! 

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Need Help?

To get information or apply for a new policy, speak with our Life Insurance Representatives at:

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Call us at
877 276-9429
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)

Customer service & claims

877 694-0305
Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ET)

Application status

800 223-1200, option #2
Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET)

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