National Western Life Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, National Western Life Insurance Company, operate as a stock life insurance company in the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. The company operates through Domestic Life Insurance, International Life Insurance, and Annuities segments. It provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of policyholders; and annuity contracts for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of contract holders. The company offers a portfolio of life products, such as universal life insurance, interest-sensitive whole life, and traditional products comprising term insurance coverage; and annuity products, including flexible premium and single premium deferred annuities, equity-indexed annuities, and single premium immediate annuities. It also engages in small real estate, nursing home, and other investment activities. The company markets and distributes its insurance products primarily through independent national marketing organizations. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Austin, Texas.