National Western Life Insurance Company (National Western) is a stock life insurance company. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was doing business in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and four United Sates territories or possessions. The Company operates in three segments: domestic life insurance, international life insurance and annuities. The Company provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of approximately 137,000 policyholders and for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of 140,000 annuity contract holders. National Western offers a portfolio of individual whole life, universal life and term insurance plans, and annuities, including supplementary riders. 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.