Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

Updated January 31, 2014
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Bottom Line

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company is one of the largest, most stable life insurance companies in the USA. The company offers a full range of life insurance policies, as well as financial and investment packages. They have one of the lowest incidences of customer complaints, which indicates a no-fuss approach to payouts. However, it's not the lowest-price, so it may pay to shop around to be sure you're getting the best rates.


Extremely low number of customer complaints. Northwestern Mutual has a solid financial backing for its claims, getting the highest possible grade at four of the five ratings agencies, and a very high A-minus rating from Weiss. The company has one of the lowest ratios of consumer complaints according to state insurance regulators. The Better Business Bureau gives it its highest A-plus rating. It's one of the biggest life insurance companies in the country -- sixth in size according to the Insurance Information Institute. Its complaint index is 1/32 of the national median.

  • Stellar financial stability
  • High customer satisfaction
  • Wide range of life insurance products
  • Rates may not be lowest