The National Life Group is a dynamic family of financial service companies, unified in values and purpose but differentiated by specialty, structure and size. Affiliates and divisions within the National Life Group operate from locations throughout the United States and offer products and services to help a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses meet their financial goals.
The SBCA-NL Relationship
National Life’s commitment to small business in general and its small business customers in particular is demonstrated by National Life’s long-term support for SBCA. National Life not only contributes funds to SBCA as a corporate sponsor but also publishes SBCA’s quarterly ALERT. SBCA thanks National Life Group on behalf of its members.
AFLAC Incorporated is an international holding company. A Fortune 500 company, AFLAC insures more than 40 million people worldwide. It is the leading writer of supplemental insurance marketed at the worksite, offering policies to employees at more than 187,000 payroll accounts in the United States. AFLAC is the largest foreign insurer in Japan, insuring one out of four Japanese households. In January 2001, AFLAC was included in Fortune magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for the third consecutive year. In February 2001, Fortune magazine also named AFLAC as the fifth most admired company in the life and health insurance sector in its annual listing of “America’s Most Admired Companies.” Additionally, AFLAC is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and has received an “A+ (Superior)” rating from A.M. Best.
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries was founded in 1966 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, an avenue to continuing education, and a body for coordinated representation of the private pension system before the government. Its 3,800 members provide services to over 30 percent of the qualified retirement plans in the United States. The purpose of the society is to educate pension actuaries, consultants, administrators and other benefits professionals, and to preserve and enhance the private pension system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy.
Currently, ASPPA is over 3,800 members strong. We have over 2,700 designated members and over 1000 affiliate members. ASPPA’s membership is diverse, but united by a common dedication to the private pension system. In fact, ASPPA is the only actuarial organization dedicated solely to the pension field.
In carrying out its mission, ASPPA:
- Provides educational training to individuals involved in employee benefits administration and consulting through courses and exams, leading up to professional designations (i.e., FSPA, MSPA, CPC, QPA, APM).
- Cosponsors, with the Society of Actuaries, a series of examinations leading to enrolled status for those who aspire to become enrolled actuaries.
- Sponsors courses, seminars, lectures, conferences, and other educational programs in the field of employee benefits.
- Promotes the continued development of educational material related to the employee benefits field.
- Encourages the continued pursuit of knowledge through a program of continuing education in subjects that are essential to the maintenance of professional competence in the field of employee benefits.
- Represents the interests of pension professionals on Capitol Hill and before the regulatory branches of the government.