Who We Are
At MassMutual Rochester (formerly Financial Architects), our associates are dedicated to you, your family, your business and your financial dreams. We help you build and protect your wealth for the future and we are committed to guiding you through the many changes that may occur, both in your personal life and the life of your business.
Headquartered in Rochester, NY, and with additional offices in Webster and Buffalo, our network of financial professionals helps to meet the financial planning, investment management, retirement and insurance needs of more than 23,500 clients1.
A particular area of focus for MassMutual Rochester is special needs planning. We help families develop life care plans, which can help make a difference in the quality of life for a loved one with special needs and other family members.
General Agent, MassMutual Rochester David Jacowitz
We are committed to the communities where we work and live. Our involvement through charitable organizations and meaningful civic events is deeply important to us. The time and resources we invest in our community are additional reasons we've earned the trust of so many people in the Rochester and Western New York area.
Our Measures of Community Value
Through 2015, MassMutual Rochester has:
- over $3 billion of life insurance coverage in force2.
- paid over $9 million in life insurance benefits3 and $3.4 million in disability income insurance benefits (claims)4 to our clients.
- paid $9.7 million in dividends5 to MassMutual Rochester clients who own eligible participating whole life policies with MassMutual.
- distributed $7.8 million in free6 life insurance to eligible families as part of MassMutual’s LifeBridgeSM Program.
1 An insured, owner, or payer of a MassMutual policy or contract (12/31/2015).
2 Amount of individual life insurance in force at the end of the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
3 Amount of individual life insurance claims paid during the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
4 Amount of disability income insurance claims paid during the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
5 The amount of dividends to whole life policyowners in 2015.
6 MassMutual pays the premiums (12/31/2015).