Thank You for Doing Good

National Life and Sodexo did it again. We spread the love in the form of 216 pounds of butter and 240 pounds of stuffing and many homemade apple pies. Who needs all those calories, you ask? Well, our neighbors do. According to our friends at the Vermont Foodbank, 2 in 5 Vermonters are food insecure. These ingredients went into preparing from scratch, packaging and distributing over 1,300 delicious and nutritious Thanksgiving meals to members of our Vermont community on the day before Thanksgiving.

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Puppets Putting Smiles on Faces

We should all be  proud of the good we do through the National Life Group Foundation. One of the programs we fund is PUPPETS IN EDUCATION INC through the Vermont Family Network. If you’ve never seen the puppets in action; it’s incredible how talented puppeteers can talk to children about hard topics like abuse and anxiety and it resonates, at least for most of them! Please read the thank you notes below.  It appears that puppets are so fourth grade.

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Tips for a Safe and Secure Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is here, and while millions of Americans will be looking for the best deals the internet has to offer, cyber criminals will be hard at work looking to target online shoppers. The holiday shopping season is a prime opportunity for bad actors to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers through fake websites, malicious links, and even fake charities.

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Achim Schwetlick Steps Up to Serve the Industry

Our own Achim Schwetlick, CIG Executive Vice President, has been appointed to Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA) and Life Office Management Association’s (LOMA) Life Insurance Advisory Board. This is one of four newly formed executive advisory boards. The other three boards are focused on the annuity, retirement plans and workplace benefits markets.

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Supporting Veterans is Part of Our History

Have you ever noticed the bronze plaques in the cafeteria? Following World War I, the company installed the first plaque showing all the names of people who left the company to directly enter the military. National Life kept good records covering the story of those who left. They all survived the war, and many returned to the company following the Armistice. The largest of the three plaques covers World War II and lists every employee who joined during that conflict. There is a gold star next to the name of Ensign A. Robert Crathorne, an attorney in the Law Department, who was lost when his destroyer was sunk off the coast of Sicily. The Korean War plaque lists those employees who served, several of whom later returned to continue their employment. We don’t have a Vietnam plaque because no records were kept of who was leaving the company to enter the military.  Due to the passage of time, we can no longer recreate even a partially accurate list. 

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