Welcome to KJZT Family Life!  We are a Fraternal Benefit Society that continues to support the Catholic traditions of our founders, with Faith and service at the heart of our offerings.  With the revenues generated through the sale of life insurance products and annuities, we enhance the lives of our membership and the communities in which they reside through the development of numerous benefits and service projects.  We encourage you to review our site to learn more about KJZT Family Life and look forward to helping you on your journey to financial security.

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Strength through Service

Texas-based KJZT Family Life is a not-for-profit 501(c)8 organization.  We generate revenue through the sale of life insurance and annuities. These earnings are returned to the member/policy owners in the form of competitive premiums and a broad range of Member Benefits.  While smaller than the well-known life insurance companies filling today’s media, we are financially strong with more than $150 M in assets. 

When you buy a policy or annuity through KJZT, you join a powerful organization committed to improving the quality of life of our members and the communities we call home.

The Purpose of the Fraternal

The purpose of KJZT Family Life, a Fraternal Benefit Society, is to promote the moral, social, educational, and religious culture of its members; to foster Christian virtue in their families; to provide materially for its members.


KJZT Family Life is committed to nurturing our members’ lives through Catholic faith, community service, and financial stability.

KJZT Family Life strives to provide long-term financial security to its members while focusing on faith and family.

KJZT Family Life offers members exceptional benefits through competitive life insurance products, professional counseling and quality service. We will continue to embrace the vision of our founders by focusing on the financial and spiritual welfare of our Fraternal and its members.

As of 12/31/2018
Admitted Assets  $150,736,641
Liability and Policy Reserves  $135,633,679
Gross Surplus  $15,102,962
Insurance in force  $135,708,751

Our Board of Directors is the deciding body of the Fraternal in the interval between Conventions. The Board of Directors is comprised of seven State Directors and the President/CEO. The State Directors are elected every four years at our Regular General Convention. These individuals represent different areas of Texas, each with unique backgrounds and can serve a total of 16 years.

Pam Strickland, President/CEO
Joyce Kurtz, Lead Director – email
Jean Ribar – email
Arlene Cloyd – email
Deborah Kaspar – email
Sally Long – email
Donna Janda – email
Betty Vacek – email




KJZT Community News

Covering topics that affect our members and our communities.

Never Let the Gift Go Unused

What good is a gift card, if it is never used or still has available funds that have never been redeemed? I believe the same can be said of our faith—why deny ourselves God’s gift of his Son, and the love and grace he has poured out for us, to go unused? God’s grace always awaits those ready to receive it.

It’s Official! KJZT Family Life

We promise to continuously pursue our core values by enriching our members’ lives spiritually and financially. We want to thank our members for their continued support and confidence in our new journey as KJZT Family Life.

Building Our Legacy

Next year, the K.J.Z.T. will celebrate its 125th anniversary. From the very beginning of its existence, the purpose and mission of our Fraternal has been morality, fraternalism, mutual aid, perseverance in the Catholic faith and the preservation of the Czech language. We continue to build upon that legacy, as we embrace our new name—K.J.Z.T. Family Life: Faith, Community and Financial Security. It is an exciting time for us and an opportunity to work together to address the needs of our members, increase our membership and deepen our commitment to the Lord Jesus.

Contact Info

4604 East Ben White Blvd | Austin, TX 78744

Phone: 1.888.253.2338 | 1.512.444.9586

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