NGL and its employees donate more than $96,000 to local nonprofits

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) was as surprising to National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) as it was to most people and businesses throughout Madison and the entire nation. The majority of NGL’s 350 plus employees worked in the office. But within the course of a weekend and two business days, nearly everyone was transitioned… Read More

Accounting, Finance and Investment Executive New Hires and Promotion at National Guardian Life Insurance Company

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce the addition of several new finance and accounting executives to the team. Timothy Matson joined NGL as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer. Matson has 33 years of experience in the investment management industry, with an extensive background in fixed income, equity, alternative assets, and… Read More

AM Best Affirms A- (Excellent) Rating of NGL and Revises Outlook to Positive

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed its A- (Excellent) rating effective February 28, 2020. This rating reflects the excellent ability of NGL to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations and further attests to its financial strength. “Our… Read More

National Guardian Life Insurance Company and Insurance Capital Group launch strategic partnership

Creation of BrightBenefits and investment in Commercial Travelers to be initial transactions NGL launched a new strategic partnership with New York-based Insurance Capital Group (ICG), the leading strategic investor in the mutual insurance industry. NGL and ICG, through its Federal Life Group, Inc. (Federal Life) affiliate, have jointly developed and launched a national dental and… Read More

Patrick Juarez promoted to Senior Vice President

We are pleased to announce the NGL Board of Directors has appointed Patrick M. Juarez as Senior Vice President, Director of Specialty Insurance Markets.   Juarez began his career with NGL in 2015 as Vice President, Group Market Sales. During his tenure with NGL he has been responsible for managing marketing and sales strategies for… Read More

NGL mourns death of John D. Larson, retired NGL President & CEO

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of John D. Larson, former NGL President & CEO, on September 29, 2019. John was an integral part of NGL for nearly 50 years. Joining NGL in 1969, John was promoted to various senior leadership positions until becoming President in 1974. He was also Chairman… Read More

Kimberly Shaul promoted to Senior Vice President

We are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors appointed Kimberly A. Shaul, J.D., as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Shaul began her career with NGL in 2014 as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. During her tenure with NGL she has been responsible for leading and directing all legal… Read More

Record 2018 sales results posted for National Guardian Life Insurance Company

New President & CEO looks toward the future NGL and our subsidiaries, Settlers Life Insurance Company located in Bristol, Va. and Commercial Travelers Life Insurance Company located in Utica, N.Y., reported a record sales year of $838 million in 2018, which is an increase of seven percent over 2017. 2018 marks the beginning of a… Read More

New President & Chief Executive Officer selected to lead NGL

The Board of Directors for National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) selected Knut A. Olson as its next President and CEO, effective January 3, 2019, succeeding Mark L. Solverud who announced his retirement for the end of April 2019.  “The Board conducted a nationwide search and established specific criteria to identify a leader who could… Read More