About

American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

An American-owned and operated company headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company® is a leader in the fixed index annuities marketplace. American Equity’s growth and success is attributed to our dedication to excellent customer service and emphasis on building customer relationships. “The One Who Works for You!®” serves as the foundation for the way American Equity does business and values employees. Guided by our principles of excellence, we do more than sell annuity products—we are dedicated to fostering opportunity and innovation to meet the ever-changing needs and goals of retirement. We are about principles. We are the one who works for you.

At American Equity, we recognize that without people, we simply wouldn’t have the successes we celebrate today. We have a deep-rooted commitment for excellence in every interaction we have with our customers. We follow a Golden Rule approach by treating you the way we want to be treated. This includes: 

  • A promise of superior customer service

  • Our conservative investment approach

  • Establishing and maintaining long-term relationships

  • Putting your individual needs first

  • Protecting your money from index fluctuations

The Sleep Insurance®Promise

American Equity’s annuities are designed to help you plan for a happy retirement. We help our contract owners protect and preserve their assets for a financially sound future. Our contract owners can sleep better at night knowing their finances are in good hands with annuity products that can help individuals preserve their retirement dollars and provide a secure, predictable income that they cannot outlive. Here at American Equity, we like to call this “Sleep Insurance®.”

 American Equity at a Glance:

  • $51.89 Billion in Assets 1^ Liabilities as of 12/31/2017 are $48.89 Billion

  • A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best® 2^A.M. Best has assigned American Equity an “A-” (Excellent) rating, reflecting their current opinion of American Equity’s financial strength and its ability to meet its ongoing contractual obligations relative to the norms of the life/health insurance industry. A.M. Best utilizes 15 rating categories ranging from A++ to F. An “A-” rating from A.M. Best is its fourth highest rating. For the latest rating, access www.ambest.com. Rating effective 8/2/2006, affirmed 6/27/2018.

  • A- (Strong) Rating from Standard and Poor’s® 3^Standard and Poor’s rating service has recognized American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company with an “A-” rating.  An insurer rated “A” has strong financial security characteristics, but is somewhat more likely to be affected by adverse effects of changing circumstances or economic conditions than are insurers with higher ratings.  Ratings from ‘AA’ to ‘CCC’ may be modified by the addition of a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories. Rating effective 8/5/15, affirmed 8/31/2017.

  • #3 All-Time in Indexed Annuity Sales4^Source: https://www.looktowink.com/2018/03/total-overall-indexed-annuity-sales-2017/.

  • Over 23,000 Active Agents

  • 600,000 Active Contract Owners

  • 500+ Employees

  • American-Owned and Operated

  • Proud Supporter of U.S. Troops – employees participate in Red Shirt Fridays and honor veterans through numerous events 

  • Committed to giving back, including financial support and volunteer hours for a host of organizations

 

 

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