History of UTG
Today UTG, Inc. serves as the holding company for Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Cumberland Woodlands, LLC and Stanford Wilderness Road, LLC. Through this diverse mix of business ventures and investments, we are able to reach into different markets and balance the ups and downs of an ever-changing economy.
Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company was formed
Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1966 and sold individual life insurance policies to families throughout the Midwest.
United Trust, Inc was incorporated
United Trust, Inc. was incorporated in Springfield, Illinois, and through its subsidiary, United Trust Assurance Company, sold life insurance policies in Illinois.
Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company was acquired by United Trust, Inc
In 1992, United Trust acquired Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company. Today, Universal Guaranty holds all of the company’s insurance policies.
Relationship began with First Southern National Bank
In 1998, United Trust began a relationship with First Southern National Bank through the common ownership of entrepreneur and businessman, Jess Correll (Correll Group). Soon after its acquisition, United Trust, Inc. was formally renamed as United Trust Group, Inc. Today, the Correll Group is the majority stockholder of both companies.
United Trust Group, Inc. becomes UTG, Inc.
In 2005, United Trust Group, Inc. completed the final steps of a series of mergers and consolidations, creating one holding company and one life insurance subsidiary, Universal Guaranty. Through this process, United Trust Group, Inc. became UTG, Inc. In addition to the mergers and consolidations that formed UTG, the company, and those it has assumed over time, has a strong history of acquiring life insurance companies, some with histories and policies dating to the 1920s.
Corporate headquarters relocated to Stanford, Kentucky
Together, UTG and FSB have formed an organization covering the full range of financial services from banking to life insurance and annuities. In April 2016, UTG relocated its corporate headquarters to Stanford, Kentucky, where First Southern Bancorp is also headquartered. Through this move, the two companies will be able to strengthen their relationship with each other and increase the level of efficiency and service shown to customers and investors in both organizations.
Our Friends in Stanford
We are proud to share goals with businesses in our community.
One of the guiding factors in the decision to move UTG to Stanford was the philosophy that Kentucky is our Home and Stanford is our Core. Through our connection with First Southern, we already had relationships with local businesses, including The Stanford Inn at Wilderness Road, Kentucky Soaps & Such, Esther’s Wellhouse, Cerulean, and The Bluebird. These businesses are all a part of Wilderness Road Hospitality and located in the heart of downtown Stanford. What began as a mission to bring life back to Stanford’s downtown has developed into a family of businesses with world-class amenities in a unique small-town setting.
We welcome you to learn more about our friends in Stanford by visiting their sites below.
Kentucky is our Home, Stanford is our Core.
UTG and our family of businesses are blessed to be part of a community that inspires us and makes us proud to call Central Kentucky home. We believe Stanford is our core, and we’re committed to making it – and every place our reach extends – better through a set of driving ideals we call the Triple Bottom Line.
Life Insurance Companies Associated with UTG
These companies have been assumed or are subsidiaries of UTG.
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|Abraham Lincoln Insurance Company
|All-American Mutual Insurance Association
|Alliance Life Insurance Company
|American Capitol Insurance Company
|Appalachian Life Insurance Company
|Atlantic National Life Insurance Company
|Capital Savings Life Insurance Company
|Cattleman’s Life Insurance Company
|Oklahoma City, OK
|Cimarron Life Insurance Company
|Colonial Life and Casualty Company
|Employers Protective Life
|Executive National Life Insurance Company
|Executive Security Life Insurance Company
|Family Life Insurance Company of Texas
|First Commonwealth Life Insurance Company
|Future Security Life Insurance Company
|Great Lakes Insurance Company
|Home Security Life Insurance Company
|Paul’s Valley, OK
|Investors Trust Assurance Company
|Laymen Life Insurance Company
|Liberty American Life Insurance Company
|Liberty American Assurance Company
|Lincoln Continental Life Insurance Company
|Midwest Life Insurance Company
|Modern Investors Life Insurance Company
|Little Rock, AR
|Modern States Life Insurance Company
|Monticello Life Insurance Company
|Mutual Benefit Fund Association
|Mutual Life Insurance Association
|National Union Life Insurance Company
|Oakley-Metcalf Insurance Company
|Pilgrim Life Insurance Company
|Pioneer-Security Life Insurance Company
|GA or IN
|Richmond Life Insurance Company
|Roosevelt National Life Insurance Company of America
|Statesman National Life Insurance Company
|The North American Life Insurance Company
|Transcontinental Life Insurance Company
|Trans-Western Life Insurance Company
|United Security Assurance Company
|United Trust Assurance Company
|United Trust Life Insurance Company
|Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company
|Universal Life Insurance Company
|Veteran’s Life Insurance Company
|World Service Life Insurance Company