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LAST UPDATED: February 10th, 2020

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Northwestern Mutual is a well-regarded insurance provider. It has received some of the highest financial strength ratings for the insurance industry. It was also listed as one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" and first in financial soundness by Fortune in 2018.

Northwestern Mutual provides insurance to full-time employees, part-time employees, and stay-at-home parents and offers specialized disability insurance to doctors.

Northwestern Mutual has contributed over $6 million to childhood cancer research.

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The Good

  • Disability Insurance for Individual Buyers
  • Disability Insurance Specifically Designed for Physicians
  • High Financial Strength Ratings
  • Great Online Educational Resources

Disability Insurance for Individual Buyers

Northwestern Mutual offers disability insurance that can supplement employer-provided disability insurance or stand on its own.

The cost of disability insurance varies based on some demographic information (e.g. gender and age), occupation, and benefit amount. Northwestern Mutual advertises that the cost of its disability insurance plans is less than a cup of coffee every day for an average policy.

Northwestern Mutual stands out from other disability insurance providers because it provides disability products to part-time workers and stay-at-home parents.

Disability Insurance Specifically Designed for Physicians

Northwestern Mutual’s unique Medical Own Occupation Definition gives doctors more options and greater flexibility when dealing with disability.

High Financial Strength Ratings

Northwestern Mutual has earned some of the highest financial strength ratings. It has earned an A++ from A.M. Best Company, an AAA from Fitch Ratings, Aaa from Moody’s investors Service, and an AA+ from S&P Global Ratings.

Northwestern Mutual was also recognized by Fortune for its financial soundness and its level of quality in 2018.

Great Online Educational Resources

Northwestern Mutual also offers a wide array of educational resources about disability insurance. These articles provide valuable information about financial planning and disability insurance.

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The Bad

  • Limited Online Information

Limited Online Information

While Northwestern Mutual does a good job providing general information about disability insurance and the groups it offers disability insurance to, it does not share extensive information about benefit amounts, elimination periods, and types of plans available.

For more specific information about Northwestern Mutual’s policies, interested consumers should contact Northwestern Mutual directly.

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The Bottom Line

While there is limited information available online about Northwestern Mutual’s disability insurance offerings, it is a trusted insurance provider.

Northwestern Mutual is an especially great option for doctors, stay-at-home parents, and part-time workers. Interested consumers should contact Northwestern Mutual for more information on available options.

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Cori Jacobsen Ollerton Alpine, UT

I feel the only time I hear from them is if they want my money. Little communication, hard to connect with when I have questions. Paper trail is the only way I receive answers clearly.

2 years ago

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Zac Marx Brighton, CO

Northwestern Mutual was great for the time we had it. Provided the coverage we needed at a good price.

2 years ago

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