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The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California is founded in Sacramento.


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The home office moves to San Francisco.


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The company begins offering accident policies to protect policyholders from unexpected loss of income.


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Pacific Life has $61 million of life insurance in force and a presence in 40 states and territories.


The home office is destroyed in an earthquake, and the Pacific Life headquarters moves to Los Angeles.


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The company establishes a correspondence program, the School for Salesmen, to offer better training to its agents.


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Pacific Life begins supporting the United Way.


Popular non-cancellable disability policies threaten Pacific Life's financial security. California's insurance commissioner rules that the company must be reorganized.


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Pacific Life issues its first group annuity pension contract.


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Pacific Life installs the first UNIVAC computer in a private company west of the Mississippi.


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The home office moves to its current location in Newport Beach.


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Pacific Life starts a relationship with the M Group and begins transitioning from a career agency model to an independent brokerage model.


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The Pacific Mutual Foundation is established with a $3 million endowment.


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The company wins the right to rehabilitate the failing First Capital Life and provide protection for its former policyholders.


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PIMCO, the successful investment management subsidiary of Pacific Life, is spun off into an independent company.


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Pacific Life converts to a mutual holding company to increase its financial flexibility.


Pacific Life introduces its first line of retail mutual funds.


The company moves its state of domicile to Nebraska and saves millions in taxes. The Omaha operations center opens. Aviation Capital Group becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.


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Pacific Life purchases Scottish Re Group Limited and creates the subsidiary Pacific Life Re.


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The Retirement Solutions Division is created from the Annuities and Mutual Funds Division to offer broader solutions to income needs.


Pacific Life purchases a new term life insurance platform and launches a business center in Lynchburg, Virginia.


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Pacific Life celebrates 150 years of supporting financial advisors and policyholders.