The Oklahoma City Agency was established in 1902 (five years prior to statehood). During most of this century, the franchise has been operated by the Wilson family. J. Hawley Wilson took the helm of the agency in 1939 and served until his death in 1961. Mr. Wilson was succeeded by his son, J. Hawley Wilson, Jr., CLU, who led the agency through the most dramatic growth in its history (1962-1991), producing $1 billion worth of insurance in force.
Mr. Wilson retired as general agent on January 1, 1991, and retired as an agent of MassMutual on January 1, 1997. From 1996 to 2007, Thomas McCaskill, III, guided the Agency through a time of creative growth and innovation that still permeates the organization today. Mark E. Burson has continued to grow and develop the quality and professionalism of our advisor group since 2007, with a continued focus on those critical factors that continue to set our organization apart in our respective markets.
Throughout the many years of operation, MassMutual Oklahoma has earned a positive reputation with individuals, families and businesses alike by using professional and ethical business practices. It is the goal of MassMutual Oklahoma not just to continue, but to enhance the professional image and reputation of MassMutual and our advisors. Our core values and beliefs support the relationship that exists between upholding high ethical standards and the ultimate generation of growing sales and profits.
Our Measures of Community Value
Through 2017, MassMutual Oklahoma has:
• over $8.7 billion of life insurance coverage in force1.
• paid over $64.9 million in life insurance benefits2 and $5.7 million in disability income insurance benefits (claims)3 to our clients.
• paid $35.1 million in dividends4 to MassMutual Oklahoma clients who own eligible participating whole life policies with MassMutual.
• distributed $5.0 million in free5 life insurance to eligible families as part of MassMutual’s LifeBridgeSM Program.
1Amount 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 (12/31/2017).
2Amount 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 (12/31/2017).
3Amount of disability income insurance claims paid during the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (12/31/2017).
4The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2017.
5MassMutual pays the premiums (12/31/2017).