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Our Businesses

At National Life we don’t make widgets or cars or computers. We make promises.

Our goal – since the chartering of National Life Insurance Company in 1848 – has been to work together to create a better future for each and every customer through innovative financial solutions and then to deliver on those commitments 10, 20 or 50 years down the road.

The company’s first death claim, that of Rowland Allen, who died in 1850 while seeking fortune in the California Gold Rush, pushed the young company to its limits but the directors used their personal credit to ensure the claim was paid and the promise delivered.

National Life has paid a dividend on its participating life insurance policies every year since 1855. Through the Civil War, the great flu epidemic of 1918, the Great Depression, two World Wars and most recently the Great Recession, National Life has delivered.

We are an independent company and independent in spirit. While we do business across the United States, at our core we retain the feel and the attitude of a small company in which each and every individual matters. We are grounded on America’s Main Street where a firm handshake still means something and trust is strong.