People, expertise and services you can depend on.

As a leader in pension risk transfers (PRT), we can help your employees live their best lives in retirement.

The people who serve you and the financial strength of our company are what sets us apart.

We’ve been in the PRT business for 80 years because we have the service strength, industry knowledge, and expertise you can depend on.

Icon of a pie chart representing Principal's strength of services offered.

Strength of services

as of Dec. 31, 2020

Monthly periodic payments across
our group annuity products

Total number of lives in-pay status

Total participants covered

of payments made via EFT

The Principal® difference is substantial

...when you consider the experience and expertise we bring to the table.

Underwriting and actuarial services team members with more than 20 years of experience.1

Members of our installation and contract writing services team have more than 13 years of experience.1


Employees average 19 years of experience in pension risk transfer administration.1

Breadth of industry knowledge

We currently provide services to more than 5,200 clients in all types of industries2  and can serve plans of all sizes and levels of complexity.

Principal's PRT plans by industry‚Äč3













We're a top 3 provider in pension risk transfer solutions.

A leader in defined benefit plans

Market leading total

retirement solutions


Defined benefit

(number of plans)

Top 3

Defined contribution recordkeeper5 (number

of participants)


Employee stock ownership plan provider

(number of plans)


Nonqualified deferred compensation recordkeeper7 (number of 409A plans)

A company with a proven record.

We have the technology, expertise, and financial strength you can count on.

13+ million annual income payments sent8

Committed to paying nearly

$12 billion in guaranteed income payments annually8

1.9 million individuals receiving or have access to a guaranteed income8

13+ million annual income payments sent1

Committed to paying nearly

$12 billion in guaranteed income payments annually1

1.9 million individuals receiving or have access to a guaranteed income1

1As of 12/31/2019.

2,3As of Dec. 31, 2020.

4Defined Benefit: PLANSPONSOR DB Administration Survey 5/20

5,6Defined Contribution and ESOP: PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey 7/20

7Nonqualified Deferred Compensation: PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey 12/31/20

8As of 12/31/2020



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