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Since 1906, Midland National Life Insurance Company has been protecting families and preserving legacies for more than 110 years.  Midland National, a member company of Sammons Financial Group have made a "Our Company History" brochure that you can download and view as a PDF by clicking here.   There, you can view the entire company history in one easy to print document.



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Midland National Parent Company Donates to Community School - 2018

Sammons® Financial Group, parent company to Midland National, donated a total of $74,863 towards construction and furniture for new science laboratories at Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math & Science (Galileo). Friends of Galileo, a parent-led fundraising group, initiated the development of the new labs and gained support from Sammons Financial Group, Chicago Public Schools, a private family and the school’s 2017 Reach for the Stars fundraiser.

Galileo, which is a member of Chicago Public Schools, desperately needed 4-8th grade science labs to replace the traditional classrooms that were being used for science classes. Equipment was also extremely outdated. After the school’s administration expressed the need for labs, Friends of Galileo decided to take the lead in transforming a classroom into two adjoining science laboratories and supplying it with new equipment.

“The new labs would not have been possible without the cooperation of Galileo and Chicago Public Schools along wit…

Midland National Rated in Top 10 Annuity Carriers - July 2018

Following affirmation of its A+ rating from Fitch1, Midland National® Life Insurance Company was ranked among the top 10 indexed annuity carriers for the first quarter of 2018 in Wink's, Inc., Quarterly Indexed Sales & Market Report.

Midland National earns high year-over-year ratings from third-party, independent reporting companies. The strength of Midland National's investment portfolio – which emphasizes high-quality bonds that provide safety, liquidity, and competitive rates – supports the guarantees in its annuities and life insurance products.

Midland National’s parent company, Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.2, has a combined rank #4 in Indexed Annuity Sales for first quarter of 2018.

Learn more about Midland National’s ranking in the Quarterly Indexed Sales and Market Report.

1 Fitch Ratings, a global leader in financial information services and credit ratings, on April 24, 2018, assigned an Insurer Financial Strength rating of "A+" Stable for Midland Nationa…

2018: Fitch Affirms Midland National as A+

Fitch Ratings affirmed Midland National’s A+ rating, denoting that the subsidiaries of Sammons Financial Group (SFG) feature stable operating performance supported by strong investment performance. Midland National also received a Stable Rating Outlook.

According to Fitch, SFG “has managed spread compression well in recent years by managing credit rates,” and the agency believes SFG is well-placed to benefit from higher interest rates. SFG’s financial leverage is determined to be low relative to the life insurance industry average.

Fitch determines ratings based on their opinion of an entity’s ability to meet financial commitments. One of the global leaders in financial information services, they provide credit ratings and research. Midland National is proud to continue its A+ rating for Insurer Financial Strength.

Read more about Midland National’s A+ ratings for financial strength with additional ratings agencies.

Sammons® Financial Group is comprised of Midland National® Life Insur…

2018: Sammons Financial Group Employee Received Knights of Columbus Award from Special

Mary Buscher, who works in the human resources department at Sammons Financial Group® Member Companies (SFG), was awarded The Knights of Columbus Award at this year’s Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games opening ceremonies. The Knights of Columbus Award is the highest honor given to volunteers of Special Olympics Iowa.
Recipients of the award have demonstrated the spirit of Special Olympics through dedication and unselfish efforts. “We are lucky to have a friend like Mary Buscher in our Special Olympics family. I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of the Knights of Columbus Award this year than her,” stated John Kliegl, president and CEO of Special Olympics Iowa.
Special Olympics Iowa considers SFG a Champion Statewide Partner due to the volunteer efforts of employees and the funds donated to Special Olympics since 2012. SFG and its member companies, Midland National® and North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, are dedicated to supporting various causes and organiza…

2018: Midland National’s News XL-CV Max Life Insurance Policy

Midland National released a new addition to its popular Indexed Universal Life Insurance portfolio—XL-CV Max. The new product combines death benefit protection plus the potential to build cash value growth linked to the performance of selected stock market index with a minimum interest rate guarantee. This provides the opportunity for policyowners to accumulate cash value without participating directly in the stock market.
New features include an Account Interest Multiplier that boosts the interest crediting rate by 10 percent starting in year six of the policy.  The multiplier is guaranteed on the index account and is conditionally guaranteed on the fixed account and is not applied to loaned monies1.  At policy year 11 a guaranteed rate of one percent Interest Bonus2 on the index account comes into effect. A Return of Premium Death Benefit option is another welcome new addition3.
“We’ve designed a product that the agent can illustrate at higher cash value and income potential for th…

Empowered: New Research about Women’s Retirement Approaches

Over half of American women participate in the workforce; women are breadwinners and financial decision-makers; and yet, women are less confident than men in their knowledge of savings strategies for retirement. Women also value recommendations and advice on retirement resources from people they know, whether it’s family members, their friends, or their employer. In contrast, men are more likely to turn to online research.
These important distinctions are shared in Empowered, the latest research whitepaper by Midland National Life Insurance Company. Containing results from a survey of hundreds of women, as well as men for comparison, this study examines women’s approaches to selecting a financial professional, communication about finances, perceptions of retirement, and what they value in their relationship with a financial professional.

The data reveals that while men and women both care strongly about saving for healthcare expenses as they age, women value saving for certain conting…

Sammons Appoints Christie Goodrich to Vice President

Christie Goodrich has joined Sammons Financial Group as the new Vice President of Pricing and Reinsurance. Based in the West Des Moines office, Christie will lead the pricing and implementation functions for the Life Division. She will collaborate on products and policies for Midland National, North American Company and other Sammons Financial Group member companies. 
Prior to joining Sammons Financial Group, Christie led Life Product Development and New Business Reinsurance at Global Atlantic and its predecessor company, Aviva, for 10 years. Christie graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science and mathematics and statistics.
As a fellow in the Society of Actuaries, Christie serves on various counsels and groups, and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She also is deeply involved in the industry including a past position as president of the Iowa Actuaries Club.

Outside of work, Christie and her husband Jason live in …