Protection for your (whole) life.

What is whole life insurance?

Whole life insurance protects you for your entire lifetime,1 and with a policy from Northwestern Mutual, your premiums will never go up.2

Whole life gives you the confidence to know that the people you love are protected—both now and later. Not only will it pay a benefit when you're no longer here, it also has benefits you can use while you're living because it builds a cash value over time.

Your policy's cash value:

Your policy's cash value:

  • is guaranteed to grow over time
  • grows tax-deferred
  • will never go down
  • can be used for anything, anytime3
  • gives you a safety net if you unexpectedly need access to funds
  • can protect you from market volatility

Whole life benefits you can enjoy in your lifetime:3

  • house icon

    Help make a downpayment
    on a new home.

  • beach chair with sun icon

    Supplement your
    retirement income.

  • graduation cap icon

    Help pay for a child's
    college education.

  • magnifying glass with dollar sign icon

    Provide funds to help cover
    the cost of an unexpected emergency.

  • stack of cash icon

    Help fund a new or
    existing business venture.

  • birthday cake icon

    Help support aging parents or other
    family members who need help.

  • person with outgoing arrows icon

    Create a legacy for grandchildren,
    future generations, or charity.4

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The Northwestern Mutual difference

A++ financial strength rating

AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies5

Awarded in the Insurance category: Life & Health industry, Fortune® Magazine's annual survey, 2017

No. 1 in client satisfaction

Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 20206

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, ©2017–2020 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

$6.5B Six point five billion dollars

In dividends expected to
be paid in 20227