1957 - The companies that would eventually become Symetra Financial begin as life insurance and investments subsidiaries of a Seattle-based Fortune 500 insurance company.
1959 - Enters the group insurance business.
1967 - Total amount of insurance in force passes the $1 billion mark.
Helps pioneer Medical Stop Loss
1982 - Begins offering universal life insurance.
Expands its Medical Stop Loss business with the acquisition of third-party administrator
Employee Benefit Consultants Inc.
1984 - Tops $1 billion in assets.
1986 - Reaches $2 billion in assets.
1987 - Enters the New York market with the establishment of the company now known as First Symetra National Life Insurance Company of New York
1989 - Leads the way in automatic income distribution options.
1995 - Reaches $10 billion in assets.
1997 - Grows its individual life and fixed deferred annuity business with the acquisition of American States Life and WM Life.
1999 - Acquires $120 million of group Medical Stop Loss from ING. Three years later, it acquires another $225 million from Swiss Re.
2004 - Becomes an independent company when it is purchased by an investor group led by White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
2007 - Further strengthens its Medical Stop Loss business with the acquisition of Medical Risk Managers Inc. Celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2008 - Surpasses $2 billion in total sales.
2010 - Symetra begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange.