Life of the Southwest
Address: National Life Group
Vermont Campus
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05604
 
Phone: (800) 732-8939 
Website: www.NationalLifeGroup.com  
S&P:
* A.M. Best: A (Excellent) 
BBB: A+
About: We believe our past has prepared us for a strong future. Our founders were innovators who created one of the first mutual life insurance companies in the country and the first with a national vision.

In its more than 165 years, National Life has insured everyone from celebrities to working people, including passengers on the Titanic and the Hindenburg and victims of the great influenza epidemic of 1918-19.

The National Life Insurance Company was chartered by the Vermont Legislature on Nov. 13, 1848.

After a period of organization, National Life began selling policies in 1850 and it was just a matter of months before it faced its first claim. Rowland Allen of Ferrisburgh, Vt., was one of the young men who headed to California to find gold. He bought two policies for face amounts of $500 each.

But Allen died of dysentery just as the long voyage around the tip of South America neared its end. The fledgling National Life didn’t have cash on hand to pay Allen’s widow the $1,000. But its directors and officers put their personal credit on the line and worked with a local bank to pay the claims.

National Life has weathered many other challenging times. The company paid more than $1 million in claims during the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19 and continued to pay World War I claims at the same time.

The company evolved into National Life Group, offering a full range of financial services. In 1968, the company formed a broker-dealer affiliate, Equity Services, Inc. Eight years later, National Life acquired Sentinel Advisors, manager of the Sentinel Family of Funds, one of the country’s oldest and most respected fund groups. Sentinel Funds are now distributed by Sentinel Financial Services Company, part of Sentinel Investments. And in 1996, National Life purchased the majority interest in Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW), purchasing the remaining interest three years later.

Together, National Life Group’s member companies sell life insurance, annuities and mutual funds in every state (with the exception of LSW who isn't licensed in NY) around the country. 
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*A.M. Best Company ratings range from A ++ (Superior) to F (In Liquidation)
Life of the Southwest
Life of the Southwest DEBORAH ALLISON - FL

Comments:
This company was one of the few that offered policy terms I was looking for.

5
Life of the Southwest RUSSELL JOHNSON - NJ

Comments:
I was very happy with the service.

5
Life of the Southwest GUIDO VALERIO - GA

Comments:
Excellent process and customer service!

5
Life of the Southwest Billy West - LA

Comments:
Provided the insurance that I needed at a fair price

5
Life of the Southwest Michael Harton - GA

Comments:
So far I am happy. 4 stars is as high as I can rate because I had the policy only a short time.


4
Life of the Southwest Dennis Shank - PA

Comments:
very good and as a new customer I will not hesitate to pass along the word to other interested parties.

5
Life of the Southwest Tari Hendrickson - KY

Comments:
So far, so good. I receive everything through email, and my payment is automatically deducted - so there's no real contact with the company at this time.

5
Life of the Southwest ROBERTO VAZQUEZ - NJ

Comments:
Very satisfied! The agent was very cooperative in each of my needs I'm very satisfied with your company Thanks!

5
Life of the Southwest ROBERT SUNSDAHL - MN

Comments:
Again...it was a very smooth process and very easy to complete.

5
Life of the Southwest William Falk - CT

Comments:
they cover what I need so far in as far as price, policy terms etc.

5
Life of the Southwest Jason Corbat - MI

Comments:
The process has been really smooth. For my age and what I do for an occupation they did really well. Being all electronic the process was amazing.
Would like to have the policy longer before awarding 5 stars.

4
Life of the Southwest Michael Vassell - FL

Comments:
Very easy and hassle free. Excellent experience.

5
Life of the Southwest Gary Pack - VA

Comments:
Good rates and easy process.

5
Life of the Southwest John Madey - CA

Comments:
It was fine. I didn't deal with the company very much as everything was done very quickly. I received the policy right away.

4
Life of the Southwest Charles Grayson - FL

Comments:
It was very easy to get the insurance. Much quicker than I had expected. I am very happy.

5