The Phoenix Companies, Inc. is a provider of life insurance and annuities. Phoenix’s products are available through a variety of third-party financial professionals and intermediaries, supported by the company’s wholesalers and financial planning specialists. Through Philadelphia Financial Group, the company offers private placement products to accredited investors and qualified purchasers. Phoenix has corporate offices in Hartford, CT, and a customer service center in East Greenbush, NY. As of December 2008, the company had approximately 1,100 employees.