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Life Insurance: Lasting Protection for What Matters Most

Life insurance can be more than a safety net. Depending on the type of life insurance, it also can be the foundation for a sound financial plan.

Life Insurance

Your family means everything to you.

That’s why you’ve worked hard to give your loved ones every advantage. But would your family have the financial resources to maintain its lifestyle if you died?

While nothing can replace you, life insurance can help ensure your loved ones have the financial security necessary to live out their dreams. Life insurance can help:

42 percent of Americans who own life insurance would consider using it to supplement their retirement income
  • Pay the mortgage or any other debt you may have.
  • Maintain your family’s standard of living.
  • Keep your children in their current school and fund college.
  • Pay for final expenses.
  • Leave a legacy.

Life insurance can also be more than a safety net. Depending on the type of life insurance, it can also be the foundation for a sound financial strategy. With permanent life insurance, for example, as you pay premiums, the policy accumulates cash value that grows tax deferred and can become a source of funding you can utilize to help meet your financial goals.1 Learn more about each of the two main types of life insurance by clicking on the links below:

  • Permanent Life Insurance

    Helps meet your protection needs throughout your lifetime and accumulate cash value. Learn More.


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  • Term Life Insurance

    Helps meet your protection needs for a specific number of years. Term life insurance includes an option to convert to permanent insurance in the future using the same health status as your term policy. Learn More.

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Why Northwestern Mutual?

When buying life insurance, you want a strong company that will be there when you need it. You also want a company that provides superior value over time. Northwestern Mutual has been helping clients achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our company has lived through the Civil War, the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, two world wars, and numerous recessions. Northwestern Mutual is strong. We have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies.2

Northwestern Mutual policyowners can also benefit from yearly dividends. While dividends are not guaranteed, Northwestern Mutual has paid one every year since 1872. In fact, Northwestern Mutual's total yearly dividend payout consistently leads the industry.3 That’s money you can use to increase the value of your policy, pay premiums or take as cash.

More on This Topic

Click on the links below to access more information.


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