Last updated July 10, 2009
Founded in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1857, Northwestern Mutual has become the nation’s largest direct provider of life insurance with more than $1 trillion in force. It offers a variety of insurance products such as life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, mutual funds and employee benefit services. Throughout the years, Northwestern Mutual has accumulated over $155 billion in total assets.
Through the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the marketing name for the company’s nationwide sales distribution arm, the company provides life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, mutual funds and employee benefit services.
The company earned the highest customer satisfaction score among U.S. life insurers in the University of Michigan’s American Customer Satisfaction Index survey in 2008. The company has consistently been named “America’s Most Admired” life/health insurance company by Fortune Magazine for the past 25 years.
Northwestern Mutual health insurance offers coverage options for long-term care and disability insurance. Long-term care insurance is intended to help individuals plan for the future and provides benefits in the event of a long-term illness or injury. It covers care for an extended period of time at home, in an assisted living facility or at a nursing home, depending on the amount of coverage purchased. Disability insurance provides a source of income to the policyholder if their ability to earn an income is inhibited by a disabling injury or illness.
Contract Northwestern Mutual at:
720 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4797
Telephone: (800) 890-6704
Sources: “Disability Insurance,” Northwestern Mutual Web site, 2009; “Long-Term Care,” Northwestern Mutual Web site, 2009; “About Northwestern Mutual,” Northwestern Mutual Web site, 2009; “Northwestern Mutual Financial Network,” Wikipedia, June 1, 2009