John Baker announces upcoming retirement from National Guardian Life Insurance Company as Vice President, Strategic Partner Development

John Baker, Vice President, Strategic Partner Development, has announced his upcoming December 2022 retirement from NGL. Baker’s experience in the funeral service industry spans three decades. He is a well-known and knowledgeable leader who has participated in countless industry events and a popular speaker at national conventions and meetings. “Since the early days of my… Read More

National Guardian Life Insurance Company donates $100,000 for The Center for Black Excellence and Culture

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift to support The Center for Black Excellence and Culture. NGL values diversity of thought, background and beliefs which are key to living our cultural values of integrity, dependability, collaboration, compassion and growth. Creating a welcoming, inclusive environment is integral to ensuring everyone… Read More

National Guardian Life Insurance Company Sponsors the 2022 Conference of African American Financial Professionals

We were pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 16th Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) held in Washington, D.C. This is the third consecutive year NGL has sponsored the event with it being the first time NGL employees were able to attend in-person since the pandemic began. Hosted by The American… Read More

National Guardian Life Insurance Company sells Settlers Life Insurance Company

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), a Madison-based mutual life insurance company, announced the sale of Settlers Life Insurance Company, a Wisconsin domiciled insurer, to Everly Holdings, LLC, the owner of Everly, LLC, a direct-to-consumer insurance agency. Approximately 225,000 policies that are geographically disbursed throughout the United States consisting of final expense and single premium… Read More

Marita LaChapell promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Marita LaChapell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL). LaChapell joined NGL in January 2020 as Vice President of Internal Consulting. In her role as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer she leads the Internal Audit, Procurement and Tax teams. Additionally, LaChapell leads process improvement… Read More

NGL activates the community to Step Up for Dane County

1.25 million steps logged to unlock donations for United Way of Dane County The Madison In Business Expo & Conference brings business professionals from all walks of life together for a day of networking, strategy sessions and educational opportunities. This year, National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) aimed to take the ‘walks of life’ aspect… Read More

AM Best affirms National Guardian Life Insurance Company A (Excellent) Rating

We are pleased to announce AM Best has affirmed its A (Excellent) rating effective May 6, 2022. This rating reflects the excellent ability of NGL to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations and further attests to its financial strength. “2021 was a pivotal year in NGL’s history. Throughout the year, NGL sold past… Read More

Executive promotions announced at National Guardian Life Insurance Company

We are pleased to announce a number of executive promotions recently approved by the NGL Board of Directors. Jeremy Ragsdale, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer NGL’s Sales, Marketing and Product teams are aligned under Jeremy Ragsdale, who was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. He leads Marketing, Strategic Partner Development, Sales and… Read More