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National Life Group Overview

Montpelier, VT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
At National Life, our story is simple: for almost two hundred years we’ve worked hard to deliver on our promises to millions of people with our vision of providing peace of mind in times of need. It’s our cause, stemming from a deep passion to live our values ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

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    Do Good Fest Raises $35000 for Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund| National Life

    Free Music Festival Features Guster, Adam Ezra Group, Two Other Bands Montpelier, VT - (July 19, 2017) National Life Group's fourth annual Do Good Fest, Presented by The Point, over the weekend raised $35,000 for Branches of Hope, a fund that helps cancer patients with expenses during their treatment.

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National Life Group – Why Work For Us?

We are a leading provider of life insurance and annuities. We are strong, with excellent financial ratings. And we’re independent, with a mutual structure to keep us that way. Since our founding we’ve had a national view, but a hometown feel that’s true to our roots.

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Our Cause at National Life comes down to six words: Do good. Be good. Make good. Those are our corporate values and our touchstone.

We call it our Main Street approach and it's reflected in our Mission, Vision and Values.
It’s in Our

Mission: Keeping Our Promises.
It’s in Our Vision: To Bring Peace of Mind to Everyone We Touch.
It’s in Our Values: Do good. Be good. Make good.

Our Values are grounded in the lives of the people we serve, from Main Street businesses to hard-working families.

See the programs supporting Our Cause: LifeChanger of the Year and the NLG Foundation


View our Servant Leadership Tenets and the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

At our company, we don’t care how smart or bright someone is; if they don’t fit our culture, this is not the right place for them. Our culture is bigger than individuals; it is tangible and shows up at the top line, bottom line, and every measure in between.

We have a secret sauce, which is our culture. It’s reflected in the way we show up, and the way we care for our clients. That doesn’t mean we’re perfect. We are learning as we go, and we are getting better every day.

-Mehran Assadi, CEO of National Life Group

We encourage our employees to use their volunteer time to give back to the community through programs such as:

  • Do Good Fest is a free music festival presented by National Life that benefits Branches of Hope, the cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center’s National Life Cancer Treatment Center.
  • Harpoon Point to Point, presented by National Life, is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.
  • And many, many more

We offer everything you would expect from a major corporation:

  • Heath care plan
  • Pension plan
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability

…But we take our benefits one step further. Work-life balance is important to us and we proudly offer a variety of unconventional benefits:

  • 40 hours of company-paid volunteer hours
  • NLGroup University: skills-based workshops that support career goals and job skills. Examples: Project Management, MSOffice, and Business Writing
  • On-site fitness center
  • Lifestyle Improvement For Employees (LIFE) program
  • Volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and group exercise studio (VT Campus)
  • On-site cafeteria operated by the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) (VT Campus)

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National Life Group’s Summer Internship Program is a ten-week structured program based on our Vermont and Texas campuses that provides real work experience through partnerships with strong leaders. Undergraduate and graduate internships are available.


  • Gain insight into NLG and the financial industry through seminars taught by company leaders
  • Network with the firm’s senior leaders and Executive Team at events, luncheons, and company meetings
  • Build marketable career skills through on-site professional training
  • Work with a team of interns to design and present a solution to a real business obstacle to the CEO and company leadership

Career Options: gain real professional experience in one of our divisions, including:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Tax & Audit

Learn more about our internship program here

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    The culture of National Life group is genuine - where people are truly committed to living the values and creating a positive and healthy employee experience. Very impressed with the high caliber of talent in the company.


    Limited office locations- Vermont and Texas.

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    Thank you for investing in the creation of a culture team - made up of volunteers from across the company to carry the culture to every colleague in our company- with a mission of 1,000+ delighted employees.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National Life Group in November 2017.


    A brief phone screening, followed by a 20 minute skype interview. Simple questions- they just want hard workers and nice people. Look out for biggest strengths, weaknesses, resume run-down followed by quick turnover for offers.

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National Life Group Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Philanthropy Awards Finalist, Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, 2016

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