Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Springfield, Massachusetts

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk


Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. MassMutual forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. MassMutual supports the Equality Act and is committed to net-zero carbon emissions. The company is part of Freedom for All Americans coalition, and its CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation. MassMutual signed an amicus brief in opposition to the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. The company is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. MassMutual is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, MassMutual receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Roger W. Crandall

Roger W. Crandall


Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Insurance industry. Roger W. Crandall and Roger W. Crandall serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $262,100 to Republican causes and $319,925 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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