Give your retiree a send-off they won’t forget🎉

After a school year that’s been memorable for all the wrong reasons, let’s give retiring educators something to celebrate instead.

Now that we’ve (finally!) made it through to the home stretch of 2020-21, it’s the right time – and the perfect year – to say thank you. Thank you for the years of service, the mentorship, the good memories. Thank you for being beloved pillars in so many school communities, for teaching three generations and making it look easy.

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Your Employees May Need Alternative Ways to Save for Retirement

Remind them that they can contribute to 2020 IRAs, Roth IRAs and HSAs until May 17!

Most employees understand that they can make a 2020 IRA contribution by May 17,  2021 and have it count as a deduction on their 2020 income tax return.  But they may not know that the same rule applies to making contributions to their Health Savings Account (HSA).  HSA contributions made by May 17 will also apply to their 2020 tax return.

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How Does National Life Measure the Good We Do?

Check out our Foundation’s 2020 Impact Report, available now!

As you may be aware, National Life’s cause is a very simple one, directed at the people who live and work on America’s Main Streets: To Do good in our communities and with the individual families we serve. To see how much good we did through financial and in-kind donations as well as through volunteer time, view the National Life Group Foundation’s 2020 Impact Report.

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 May Benefit Your Plan Participants

Plan participants impacted by federally–declared natural disasters during 2020 may qualify for additional relief.

Recently, Congress passed a new Relief Act known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The CAA provides relief for individuals affected by natural disasters that occurred between January 1 and December 27, 2020.  A federal disaster declaration must have been declared on or before February 25, 2021 for individuals to be eligible for relief in those areas.

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Bye, Bye Market Volatility

If market volatility has your employees on edge, we have great news for their retirement journey!

Our indexed annuity policyholders
HAVEN’T LOST A PENNY
of their Policy Value due to market conditions.*

Stock market volatility in early 2020 wiped out trillions of dollars of market value: from March 6–11, the stock market lost approximately $6 trillion in wealth.** During that same period, not one penny of premium paid or interest earned was lost by our indexed annuity policyholders due to the market.

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We Mean What We Say

We Mean What We Say: These five words carry a big message.

They signal our longevity, our resiliency, our commitment to do good, and our deep belief in the strength of servant leadership.

At National Life we love to keep things simple. Our core values are Do Good, Be Good, Make Good. Those values and six words pack a real punch and keep us focused on Due North. They’re so important to us that they’re inscribed in marble in our company’s lobby.

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Celebrate March 2!

When you think of the month of March, what comes to mind?   The color of green and all the fun festivities set for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday? The nearing and long-awaited Spring season as well as Spring break?  Or, if you are a Reader – big or small, parent or non-parent, you may get excited about March 2 each year!  Yes, it’s true! Many individuals across the world celebrate Theodor Seuss Gisel aka Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

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Want to know how to keep students healthy?

TeacherTalk: Keeping Kids Healthy, No Matter What

In collaboration with SHAPE America

Thursday, February 25th, 2021, 4 PM EST (A recording will be made available to registrants)   Getting the right amount of physical activity can help students stay healthy, but that’s not the only benefit. Exercise can help students regulate their emotions, develop coping skills, and ultimately, stay focused in the classroom. In this TeacherTalk, you’ll be hearing from a group of fellow educators on how you can incorporate physical activity in your instruction, even during remote learning.  

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