1848 – 1873

A National Promise

A small group of entrepreneurs look beyond the big cities to bring peace of mind to every part of a growing nation.

1874 – 1898

The Fight to Stay Independent

Corporate raiders attempt to take over the company, and change it from a mutual focused on policyholders to a corporation for their own benefit.

1899 – 1923

Keeping Promises Through a World at War and a Global Pandemic

World War I, followed by the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, challenges the life insurance industry.

1924 – 1948

Peace of Mind Amid Depression and Another World War

National Life continues to keep our promises through the Great Depression and World War II even waiving the War Clause to pay claims for soldiers killed or missing in action.

1949 – 1973

Nationwide Growth and a
Commitment to Vermont

As National Life issues our one millionth policy, the company considers a new home office.

1974 – 1998

Innovating for Independence

To bring peace of mind to more Americans, National Life finds a kindred spirit to expand our product set and impact exponentially.

1999 – 2023

Do good. Be good. Make good.

As National Life turns the corner into a new century, new leadership brings new commitment to our foundational vision, mission and values.

For 175 years, National Life has been keeping promises.
Learn how we’ve evolved in the timeline above and in the video here.

National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, founded in Montpelier, VT in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX, chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.

Home Office: One National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05604 | (800) 344-7437 | www.nationallife.com

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