2023 NFDA Inspiration Award

NGL sponsors newly established award We are excited to share information about National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) newly established award – 2023 Inspiration Award. Nominations are open from February 15 – March 31 to an exceptional female or non-binary individual who has made noteworthy professional contributions to the funeral service industry or a related field.… Read More

Preneed Growth Rate Increase from National Guardian Life Insurance Company

We are pleased to announce a growth rate increase on the majority of our Preneed new business policies, effective January 1, 2023.  “We are pleased to see interest rates increase after years of extremely low rates. As a leader in the Preneed industry for the past 25 years, we take pride in offering competitive rates… Read More

Robert Heins promoted to Regional Vice President, Sales

Robert Heins has been promoted to Regional Vice President, Sales at National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL). Heins joined NGL in 2006 as a Processing Representative and has learned about Preneed and enhanced his expertise through a variety of partner and agent-focused roles during his career. In his new role as Regional Vice President, Sales… Read More

National Guardian Life Insurance Company Commits $100,000 to Establish Scholarships in Memory of Harry Pontone and Mark Hornibrook

Named endowment scholarships through Funeral Service Foundation Through a partnership with Funeral Service Foundation, National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) announced its commitment of $100,000 to establish two named scholarships in memory of Harry Pontone and Mark Hornibrook during the National Funeral Directors Association International Conference & Expo. “Harry and Mark have had a tremendous… Read More

Empowering. Leading. Growing for the Future of Preneed at 2022 NFDA Convention & Expo.

Only a couple of days until the 2022 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Baltimore. From October 9-12 funeral industry professionals from around the country will gather in Baltimore for networking, educational opportunities and innovation. As we celebrate our 25 years in Preneed, National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is proud to be a Platinum… Read More

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 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