The Springfield Group, a part of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, provides a range of financial solutions for individuals and businesses. It offers disability, life, long-term care, retirement benefit, children's education and property coverage plans. The group also provides estate and investment planning and risk and claims management services. The Springfield Group is located in Springfield, Mass., and has a team of financial advisors and specialists. Established in 1857, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company is one of the largest direct providers of individual life insurance plans in the United States. It offers insurance and investment products and advisory services to help people in the areas of financial protection, wealth accumulation, and estate preservation and distribution. Its The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is a marketing name for the company's sales and distribution processes and maintains more than 300 offices throughout the U.S.