Who We Are

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.

To reach National Life Group:

By telephone: (800)732-8939
By mail: One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05604-0001

National Life serves the nation through two main offices – in Vermont and Texas.

Vermont Campus
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05604-0001

Texas Campus
15455 Dallas Parkway, Suite 800
Addison, TX 75001

National Life Insurance Company
The flagship of the enterprise, National Life Insurance Company was established in Montpelier, Vermont in 1848 and is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW)
Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW) based in Addison, Texas was established in 1955 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Life Insurance Company and recognized as an industry leader in annuity and life insurance products. LSW is licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It is not licensed in NY.

Sentinel Investments
Sentinel Investments manages approximately $30 billion in mutual funds and institutional accounts. Sentinel Investments is the unifying brand name for Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., Sentinel Financial Services Company and Sentinel Administrative Services, Inc.

Sentinel Funds are distributed by Sentinel Financial Services Company, Member FINRA, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05604 (800)233-4332.

Sentinel Funds shares are offered by prospectus only. Consider a fund’s objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information and is available from your advisor or Sentinel. Please read it carefully before you invest.  

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Equity Services Inc. (ESI)
Equity Services Inc., is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company offering an extensive line of financial products and services including mutual funds, unit investment trusts, stock and bond trading, public and private limited partnerships, real estate investment trusts, variable annuities and asset management services.

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