Serving more than 4,000 public entities, and more than 1,000,000 customers in 23 countries, the NAS family of companies has the global resources needed to help you develop a long-term strategic solution.
We embrace a consultative approach rooted in our core values. This approach allows us to build long-term relationships as trusted advisors. Our team of public entity experts have the in-depth knowledge to provide customized insurance and risk management solutions that are relevant to the unique exposures you face.
The NAS family of companies are leaders in the public entity business. American Fidelity Assurance Company, the leading company in the group, was founded more than 50 years ago by C.W. Cameron, and has achieved great success as the second-largest private, family-owned life insurance company in the U.S. Much of Cameron's success was the result of pioneering efforts to make insurance available to the working class. He was an early leader in voluntary payroll deduction insurance. Cameron sold group accident and health insurance to state agency employees and to trade associations. His agency was one of the first of its kind to offer insurance to schoolteachers. Building on that beginning, AFA is now the largest provider of voluntary disability insurance to teachers across the U.S.
NAS was a vision shared more than 20 years ago by Bill Vaughn and Bill Cameron, C.W. Cameron's grandson. At the time, Mr. Vaughn owned an insurance agency in Lake Charles, Louisiana that served the commercial insurance needs of more than one-third of Louisiana school boards. Mr. Vaughn was wanting to grow his client base at the same time that Mr. Cameron was wanting to expand into the commercial side of serving schools. The combination of AFA resources, and Mr. Vaughn's experience, provided a solid foundation to build upon. Today, NAS is proud to serve the property, casualty and workers' compensation needs of hundreds of public entities throughout the U.S.