Life insurance that's right for your life.

Since everyone's situation and goals are different, our policies are designed differently, too. Depending on what you need, our life insurance can simply be your safety net from the unexpected, or it can be the foundation of a smart financial plan, giving you more financial flexibility for the things that are important during your life like paying for college, growing your business, and having more income in retirement.

At Northwestern Mutual, our advisors base their recommendations on your priorities and what you can afford—so you get only the life insurance you need, and nothing you don't.

You’ve got life insurance questions, we've got answers.

Life insurance is simple. You make reoccurring payments (your premium), and we pay a set amount of money, tax-free, to whoever you choose (your beneficiaries), including your favorite charities if you want, when you pass away.

Get life insurance that fits your needs.

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Which type of life insurance is best for you?

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To compare insurance products, select any two below.

BenefitsWholeUniversalVariable UniversalTerm
Guaranteed payout for your loved ones*
Chance to receive a dividend (yearly payout)5
Coverage that lasts for your entire life*
Builds cash value over time that can be used for anything2
Choose amount and frequency of payments**
Flexibility to change coverage amount
Premiums (payments) that never increase
Choose how your cash value is invested
* Unless you cancel or stop paying your premiums.** Subject to policy minimums. Independent of the death benefit.
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The key to a smart financial plan? Life insurance.

Most people don't see life insurance as a key part of their financial big picture. At Northwestern Mutual, our advisors6 blend the right insurance (and amount) together with smart investment strategies to create a personalized financial plan that's designed to help you:

  • Protect everything you've worked so hard for

  • Make the most of what you have with recommendations for saving and paying down debt

  • Grow your money with an investment strategy designed for your goals

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The Northwestern Mutual difference

No. 1 

ranked life insurance provider client satisfaction

Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet in 20208

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financial strength rating

AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies9


in dividends paid expected in 2021

In dividends expected to be paid to policyowners in 20215


of our clients stay with us

Of our clients stay with us year over year10

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Ready to take the next step?

Our advisors will help you find the right type, and amount, of life insurance for your goals and budget.

It's easy to get started—no commitment, just a conversation