Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
National Western Life Insurance Company (hereinafter referred to as "National Western", "Company", or "Registrant") is a stock life insurance company, chartered in the State of Colorado in 1956, and doing business in forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories or possessions. National Western is also licensed in Haiti, and although not otherwise licensed, accepts applications from and issues policies to residents of various countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe and Asia. Such policies are underwritten, accepted, and issued in the United States based upon applications submitted by independent contractors. The Company provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of approximately 133,000 policyholders and for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of 141,000 annuity contract holders. The Company's total assets increased to $10.3 billion at December 31, 2012, from $9. ... More ...