StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services company based in Portland, Oregon, United States. In 2006 it ranked as number 731 on the Fortune list with in excess of $2 billion in annual revenues. Founded in 1906, the company's main subsidiary is Standard Insurance Company. From 1999 until 2016, StanCorp was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company was founded in Oregon in 1906. On February 24, Leo Samuel founded the Oregon Life Insurance Company. In 1946 the company name was changed to Standard Insurance Company. Then in 1962, the company moved its headquarters into the newly constructed Standard Plaza building. Thirty years later, Standard Insurance acquired the Georgia-Pacific Building in 1982 when Georgia-Pacific moved its headquarters to Atlanta, GA. Then in 1998, StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. was created as the holding company for all the business divisions of the company. The following year the company went public, trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
StanCorp's Standard Insurance purchased part of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) group life and disability portfolio in 2002 for $75 million. In May 2004, Ron Timpe was succeeded by CEO Eric Parsons as the company’s chairman of the board of directors. In January 2006, StanCorp was named to the Platinum 400 by Forbes magazine for the fourth year. Later in 2006, the company purchased investment services firm Invesmart for $85 million.
In 2007, StanCorp made the Fortune 1000 list at number 746. The company purchased several retirement plan administrators in July 2007 to add to their Retirement Services division. As of 2007, all of the divisions employ a total of 3,280 people at approximately 90 offices across the United States. They are headquartered in the Standard Insurance Center and the Standard Plaza buildings in downtown Portland.
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company announced it would purchase StanCorp for $5 billion in July 2015. The deal was completed in March 2016.