“You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

One policyholder’s remarkable relationship with National Life

In 1955, a young, recently married man named Daniel Fuss was searching for a life insurance policy. Much to his dismay, no carriers would insure him including one represented by his best friend’s father. They didn’t want to “take a chance,” said Dan, on a person who was about to enter the Naval flight academy.

Then he learned about a company called National Life.

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A Fish in the Pond

Vermont is known for its Green Mountains, changing of the seasons, maple syrup, small-town home affection, and tenderness toward people. However, growing up in Vermont 10 minutes from the Canadian border inevitably makes you siloed. This is especially true for me being from a hometown with less than 500 people, Island Pond. The town is named Island Pond because there’s an island literally in the middle of the lake. The summers were great because of all the water activities; fishing, boating, swimming, etc. At the same time, it was difficult to realize what else was out there in our world when I was ultimately a “fish in the pond.” Simply put, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I wasn’t conveniently blessed with opportunities for exposure regarding different geographies, demographics, and especially culture. This all changed for me when I found National Life Group.

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The Ripple Effect of Giving

If you’re a savvy marketer, you recognize that businesses, both big and small, who give back to their communities can get positive press from those efforts. While that’s nice, the deeper impact of giving is much more important than the temporary PR lift. And the beauty is that companies of all sizes can do it…

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Women’s Leadership Series: Desiree Day

This article is part of a series of posts from National Life’s Women’s Inclusion Network. WIN is a concentration of bright and forward-thinking women (and men!) who collaborate on the leadership development, diversification, and empowerment of National Life’s female field affiliates and home office employees.

Desiree Day joined National Life Group in April 2013 as an internal sales associate (ISA). While on the Sales Desk she pursued her J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law. Upon completion of law school, she joined the Advanced Markets team in February of 2019. Desiree is dedicated to educating agents on advanced planning concepts including but not limited to business succession planning, tax planning/ strategy, and estate planning. She specializes in affluent and emerging affluent markets of Premium Finance. In her free time, she loves to cook and has a long-time dream of releasing a cookbook with some of her favorite recipes she’s invented over the years.

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Women Making History at National Life

What comes to mind when you think of traditional male-dominated professions? Firefighters? Software developers? Financial analysts?

If you considered these jobs, you’re right. According to insider.com, these are three of the ten occupations that are still dominated by men. But this doesn’t mean women aren’t making gains in these fields. As a matter of fact, at National Life, an organization that runs on actuarial tables, spreadsheets, and technology, women have historically led the charge.

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