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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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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 …

Midland National Employees Graduate LOMA Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute Program

Midland National employees Janelle Peterson, Joshua Woodard, and Kayla Dill recently finished the Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute (FSRI) program offered by the international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry group, LOMA.
The FSRI program delivers knowledge of broad challenges facing society and the retirement industry, as well as strategic approaches for meeting these challenges, to equip employees for problem solving, innovation, and advancement in their careers.
This comprehensive professional development curriculum covers the entire retirement planning and income marketplace and helps Midland National employees develop their knowledge in a variety of areas. The employees, who work in marketing, sales, and advisory training, will implement their hard-earned skills in the development of new initiatives and service of policyholders.
LOMA is an international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry. For nearly 100 years…

2018: Midland National’s Parent Company Recognized with Gold Quill Awards

To better serve customers, Sammons Financial Group (SFG), the parent company of Midland National, wants to ensure that agents and independent marketing organizations (IMOs) have the most effective tools to explain financial products. That’s why SFG developed two agent-focused marketing campaigns that emphasize using simple yet powerful imagery to clarify insurance and annuity products for customers.
Those campaigns, “Back of the Napkin” and “The Case for Fixed Index Annuities,” won Gold Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communications (IABC). The Back of the Napkin campaign provided agents and IMOs with brief, visually focused materials to educate customers on retirement funds and other financial products. The Case for FIAs/FIA Journey Kits utilized impactful design to not only explain FIAs to agents, but also to empower them to address customer concerns or confusion over these products.
Each year the IABC recognizes excellence in strategic communications, a…

2018: LIMRA Names Jackie Cockrum a Retirement Rising Star

Jackie Cockrum, Associate Vice President at Sammons Financial Group (SFG), was named one of LIMRA’s Retirement Rising Stars for 2018. This award recognizes financial services professionals under 40 who have implemented innovative ways to accomplish their day-to-day jobs. Jackie works on improving service delivery for SFG’s Annuity Operations and has been with the company for over five years. She also has experience in driving performance in operations and business strategy.
SFG, Midland National’s parent company, emphasizes career development for the younger generation of leaders in financial services, and we celebrate this recognition of Jackie’s work. LIMRA, a research organization for life and health insurance companies, is also committed to highlighting the achievements of upcoming leaders in the financial services sector. Please join us in congratulating Jackie on this award, and learn more about LIMRA and the Retirement Rising Stars program here.

2018: Linda Durman Promoted to VP at Sammons Financial Group

Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), Midland National’s parent company, promoted Linda Durman to Vice President, Annuity Product Management. Durman joined SFG in 2014, and since that time she has helped adapt existing processes and build new capabilities for sales support in Annuity Product Management.
Durman has worked closely with the actuarial and finance teams, building strong cross-functional collaboration for continual process improvement. She has also supported staff development initiatives including an intern program and job rotation program. As Vice President, she will have greater involvement with earnings and risk management.

2018: Sammons Financial Group Promotes Rhonda Elming to SVP, Annuity Product Development

Midland National’s parent company, Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), promoted Rhonda Elming to Senior Vice President, Annuity Product Development. In this role, Elming will have greater involvement with risk management and reinsurance strategies for fixed annuities, in addition to serving the product needs of Sammons Independent Annuity Group and Sammons Institutional Group.
Since joining SFG in 2013, Elming has developed strong cross-team collaboration in Annuity Product Development, and she helped implement new programs for staff development, such as an intern program, job rotation program, and staff calibration. “Rhonda leads by example as demonstrated by her daily commitment to SFG’s core values: accountability for results, openness to feedback, and a deep respect for her stakeholders,” says Rob TeKolste, President of Sammons Independent Annuity Group.

2018: Midland National Holds Spring Home Sweepstakes

Spring cleaning, planting flowers, maybe fixing up the deck or patio—warmer weather brings lots of home improvement projects. Midland National wants to help make those projects a reality, so they’re launching the 2018 Spring Home Sweepstakes.
To enter, fill out the contest form on Midland National’s Facebook page. In addition to the grand prize, there will be smaller weekly prizes throughout the month of March, so keep checking our Facebook page. The contest closes on March 20, 2018. Learn more about this chance to spring ahead on home improvements.