The Abbate Agency

Our Story, Strength, and Commitment

Excellence in Life Planning

Our vision, since the beginning, is family always comes first! So, in this agency, your goals, visions and plans are our priority, first and foremost, because our clients be-come part of our family.

We are a family run agency, started in 2005 by our founder, Bob Abbate. Under his guidance the agency has grown to become the second largest agency in the world. We successfully manage profiles for 2,000+ clients from all over the country and have one of the highest customer satisfaction rates. We are committed to your prosperity!

Since 1882, the Knights of Columbus Insurance program has carried on the vision of its founder, the Venerable Fr Michael J. McGivney by protecting Catholic families. Today, we have more than $110 billion of life insurance in force. “We are a business enterprise—today counted among the Fortune 1000—that seeks in a public way to operate according to the Catholic values. We do this in the way we invest, in the products we offer, in the dividend philosophy we support and in the charity our earnings make possible.” -Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight
Our Million Dollar Round Table Agents
Our guys in MDRT - an honor only open to the top 1% insurance producers.
Top Gun Knights
Some of our Knights leaders who achieved "Top Gun" status!
Open Houses
Don't miss a great opportunity to learn at one of our open house events.

Become an owner

Get you and your family exclusive access to top-quality products from a financially strong* and ethically sound life insurer.**We have no stockholders taking our profits, as a nonprofit religious organization we have certain tax advantages, have 40 years of A+ or higher ratings by AM Best, and are listed on the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list. Our profits go back into our “owners” policies and they grow, every year. Becoming an owner means becoming a full part of the vision and taking care of your family with solid Catholic investments through our life insurance, retirement planning, estate planning, long term care insurance, and/or disability insurance programs.

We can offer you free insurance needs analysis, advice on estate preservation and mortgage protection, retirement planning, tax-deferred savings options, discussion of disability income and long-term care needs, free Catholic personal planning resources and much more.

Furthermore, one of the most important services that we offer is the assistance given to the widows and children of our members. We can offer help in the filing of all insurance claims, retirement benefits, employer benefits and more.  We can also keep you abreast of scholarship opportunities. For more than 130 years, the Knights of Columbus Insurance program has carried on the vision of its founder, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, by protecting hundreds of thousands of Catholic families.

Today, we have more than $110 billion of life insurance in force, and nearly 1,500 full-time brother agents. We are – first and foremost – a Catholic business. We will not invest in companies that deal in abortions and abortifacients, pornography, and other lines of business that violate Church teaching. We invest ethically, and give generously.

Learn more about the advantages of ownership today by scheduling a 15-minute phone call with us. 

Career Opportunities

Question: Where can you find an opportunity to help yourself, your family, and your Church at the same time?
Answer: The Knights of Columbus

Question: Why become a Knights of Columbus Field Agent?

Match your faith-based ethics with your career goals.
Do well for yourself while doing good for others.
Protect Catholic families while promoting financial programs you can believe in.
Build a career with a leader in ethical business practice.

Question:Are you qualified to become a Knights of Columbus Field Agent?
Answer: The ideal candidate*** is success oriented, financially secure, entrepreneurial, ethical, and has a great personality. We offer a protected territory, professional income with unlimited growth potential, benefits including a pension, professional incentives and professional training.

If you are interested in becoming a Field Agent or working with us as an owner support specialist, please e-mail us at

*As of 1/12/18, rated A+, Superior for Financial Strength by A.M. Best. **Named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute. ***All Field Agent applicants must either be a member of the Knights of Columbus or eligible for membership.