The Lafayette Life Insurance Company was founded in 1905 and offers a broad range of financial and insurance planning products and services. It ranks among the top 200 life insurance companies in the United States with more than $1.6 billion in total assets. Its products are available through more than 4,000 independent agents across the country. The company merged with Western & Southern Financial Group in 2005. As a result of the merger, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company s financial strength ratings were upgraded Standard & Poor s AAA (Extremely Strong) from A (Strong), A.M. Best A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent) and Fitch AA+ (Very Strong) from A (Strong). Lafayette Life Insurance Company s policies provide protection for such needs as estate planning, retirement income, pension or profit sharing plans and cash accumulation. Lafayette Life Insurance Company s headquarters is in Lafayette, Ind., where it employs approximately 200 associates.