May 2013

NILICO crossed an new and elusive threshold this month. The amount of life insurance in force crossed the $3 billion mark to $3,019,655,552! This is a huge milestone and a testament to our products and customer service! NILICO would like to thank all of our customers and partners that made this possible. THANK YOU!

April 2012

Oldham-Bianchi Agencies of NILICO Sets Another New Record!

The agency set a new weekly record by submitting over $200,000 in business 3 weeks ago. The agency threw a $10,000 bash to celebrate the milestone. Then last week, we set yet another record by writing $240,000 in business! The new goal is $300,000, and with the way we are growing, the sky is the limit. Thanks to everyone working so hard to make this happen!

March 2012

NILICO Agency in Syracuse, NY Sets New Record!

Management in Syracuse has steadily been building up the area. There is no sign of slowing as we continue to break many long-standing production records. They are writing over $100,000 each week which is double where they were last year. Congratulations Syracuse!

July 2011

Oldham-Bianchi Agencies of NILICO Sponsors The ONE Charity Golf Tournament

As the partners of the Oldham-Bianchi Agencies, Durhon Oldham and Jim Bianchi were proud sponsors of the UFCW District Union Local 1 Charity Golf Classic again this year. It was a lot of fun for everyone as always. We all look forward to this event that benefits such great causes.

October 2010

Oldham-Bianchi Agencies Awards over $10,000 in Prizes

The Oldham-Bianchi Agencies of NILICO just finished its "2010 Summer Explosion Contest". Each week throughout the summer our representatives were given tickets for their work perfomance. The better the performance - the more tickets they received. We then put all the tickets into a drawing worth over $10,000 in prizes. They included: Trip for 2 to Las Vegas Penthouse Suite (2000+ Square Feet), NFL Tickets and Airfare to any game in the U.S. this season, 4 day cruise for 2, $1000 Cash, 50" Flat Screen 1080 TV, 32 GB iPad 3G, Paid Cell Phone for 6 months, A Full Minute in our Cash Machine, Sony Playstation & PSP Bundle, and $500 Cash. Congratulations to all our winners!


Oldham-Bianchi Agencies of NILICO
Attends St. Jude's Fundraiser

National Income representatives attended the Rossi Memorial Dinner Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital held at The Skydeck at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY. Some of the others in attendence included Congressman Dan Maffei and Actor Vincent Pastore, who played "Big Puss#" on The Sopranos. Everyone had a lot of fun helping this GREAT CAUSE!


"Today is St. Joseph's Day. Traditionally, there are feasts and giving of food to food pantries. This morning, I picked up a truckload of food, thanks to the workers at National Income Life Insurance Company. They saw my request to give to the St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry and generously gave. Thank you Dorian and the workers at National Income Life!"

~Mark Spadafore
Central New York Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

January 2010

National Income and Oldham Bianchi Agencies post double-digit growth
for 2nd year in a row, despite economic down-turn.

National Income and American Income have recorded double digit growth in TWO consecutive years, and in 2009, the company grew by an amazing 22% from 2008. The Oldham-Bianchi Agency also experienced growth in every area of New York State. The Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany regions all showed unprecedented growth.

As a result, Durhon Oldham took on a partner as he promoted Jim Bianchi to co-owner of the agency. Together they have things primed to expand their workforce for another ground-breaking year of increased revenues.

January 2010

NILICO Rated A with Better Business Bureau
NILICO National Income Life Insurance Company BBB Business Review

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently created a new business rating system. As a result, NILICO - National Income Life Insurance Company received a congratulatory letter from the BBB informing us that we are rated A+ as one of their "Top Rated" accredited businesses.



Updated January 2010: In a year where most companies in the industry dropped in their AM Best Rankings, National Income has retained its A+ (Superior) ranking yet again.

*"A Best's Rating is an independent third-party evaluation that subjects all insurers to the same rigorous criteria, providing a valuable benchmark for comparing insurers, regardless of their country of domicile. Such a benchmark is increasingly important to an international market that looks for a strong indication of stability in the face of widespread deregulation, mergers, acquisitions and other dynamic factors."

*The Best's Ratings, are recognized worldwide as the benchmark for assessing insurers' financial strength. Best's rating opinions reflect an in-depth understanding of business fundamentals garnered from more than 100 years of focusing solely on the insurance industry. This is one reason why insurance industry professionals have consistently ranked Best's Ratings number one in confidence, usefulness and understanding.




July 2009

AIL/NILICO is #33 on Yahoo! HotJobs Top 100 Companies

Yahoo! HotJobs
Top100 Company

The new Yahoo! HotJobs listing are out, and American Income Life (NILICO) was number 33 on the Top 100 companies in the U.S.. AIL/NILICO is showing unprecedented employment growth, record breaking sales numbers, and national attention from major economic players. What makes this more amazing is that it is all happening at a historical low-point in the American economy.

January 2007


National Income and sister company American Income announced today their 2006 company award winners for 2006. In an unprecedented fashion, The Durhon Oldham Agency, which operates in NY and PA, dominated most categories. The agency itself finished as the top agency in the entire company, at almost 120% above company standards.

Jim Bianchi, the Oldham Agencies Director of Sales, was recognized as the companies number one manager for the second straight year. He finished first among all Regional Managers. The agency also had the #5 Master General Agent, 4 of the top 7 General Agents, the #1 Supervising Agent, and the #6 Personal Producing agent in the entire company.

There are 57 agencies throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand. This is the 5th time out of the past six years that The Durhon Oldham Agency has garnered top honors.

NILICO is proud be a primary sponsor for the UFCW District Union Local 1 "The ONE Charity Golf Classic". The event is taking place yearly in Central NY. This is NILICO's 7th year as the primary sponsor of the event. If the past years' are any indication of what's to come this year should be a huge success.

Here's to everyone hiting them long and straight.

National Income is Expanding in Albany

Regional Manager
Brett Gryska

Altamont, NY - Our office in the Albany/Capitol District has been growing rapidly. As a result, we have moved to a new location that is twice the size of the previous office. It's a wonderful change for us because it will allow us to better serve our customers as we continue to grow. Brett Gryska, the Albany Regional Manager, has more than doubled the productivity of the region saying "When I entered Albany, we were in an 1,100 square foot office... ...everyone had to do paperwork in the conference room on top of each other. Now, we have space for people to stretch their legs." He also had something special to say about the company: "I was talking with one of my best friends from college last night and he said I have never heard you say a bad thing about your job. Do you really love it? I told him, when you get to surround yourself with the people that I do everyday, it's really tough not to love your job.".

*National Income Life moves to bigger office
by Traci Gregory, Journal Staff

DeWITT — National Income Life Insurance Co. has doubled the size of its Syracuse–area office to accommodate growth. The company moved its local operation to a 2,000-square-foot office at 5000 Campuswood Drive in Pioneer Business Park in DeWitt in May. Previously, it was located in 1,000 square feet of leased space in the Lake Shore Office Building at 913 Liverpool Road, Salina.

The Syracuse–area office opened in 2001 with about five employees, Oldham says. The firm now has 22 employees here — a mix of sales and customer-service representatives, and managers.

“We’re expanding our agency as far as our sales staff,” he adds. He is looking to add another 10 agents to the office as it branches out to servicing the Utica and Watertown markets.

With that much growth, the company really needed more office space, Oldham says. “It fills our needs much better,” he says of the company’s new location in DeWitt.

The company signed a five-year lease with options for renewal and expansion if possible, Oldham says. He declined to provide financial terms.

The entire Central New York operation, which includes offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Corning, has 140 agents. Sales headquarters are located in Rochester. The company began operating in New York (at the Rochester office) in March of 2000 with just two employees, Oldham says.

In 2005, the company wrote $7 million in new policies in Central New York. The goal for 2006 is between $10 million and $15 million in new policies, Oldham says.

Currently, NILICO has 28,000 policyholders and is adding policyholders at a rate of about 900 per month, he says. Oldham would like the number of policyholders to increase by 20 percent over the next year.

The company sells supplemental-insurance benefits such as accidental death and dismemberment policies that “fill the gaps” between other insurance coverage, Oldham says.

It works primarily with unions, such as the United Food and Commercial Workers, he says. National Income sells the policies to the unions, which then offer them to their members.

National Income Life Insurance - NILCIO is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Income Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Waco, Texas. American Income Life has more than $15 billion of life insurance in force and is licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Lindsay Will, of JF Real Estate, Inc., the exclusive leasing agent for Pioneer Business Park, leased the new space to National Income Life.

*Source: "The Central New York Business Journal" - July 2006