About Us

American Equity’s Commitment to You

For over two decades, American Equity continues to specialize in fixed index annuities with a focus on unparalleled customer service and providing the dignity of a paycheck for life. We value our customers and our team members and continue to make our people-first culture a priority. Our mission is to make sure you have access to personal, courteous and timely solutions from our team members so we can be the top choice for stable retirement income options.

We Stand By Our Products 

Our goal is to protect your retirement by providing a reliable income source and asset protection. We understand every retirement journey is different and requires a unique approach. We are focused on providing you with a contract backed by our financial strength and experience in the market so you can enjoy the retirement that you deserve.

Customer Service Commitment

The core of our business is built on taking care of you. From the moment our company was founded in West Des Moines, Iowa, we have made it a priority to make you the center of everything that we do. You can count on our team members to prioritize your retirement journey and support you every step of the way.


We are committed to making a positive impact in our communities and those who call it home. Through our community giving program American Equity CARES, we support organizations in their mission to make societal change and improve the lives of many by focusing on celebrating culture, affirming inclusivity, promoting employee interests, strengthening neighborhoods and retiring with financial dignity.

Find out how the program works below. 

Our Financial Strength 

Don’t just trust our word for it. Over the last two decades we have established ourselves as a trusted retirement income provider. We have consistently high rankings from leading industry benchmarks including Fitch, A.M. Best and Standard and Poor’s. 

To see American Equity’s credit agency ratings, visit the American Equity Ratings page at www.american-equity.com/about/ratings.


American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company® does not offer legal, investment, or tax advice. Please consult a qualified professional. Guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims paying ability of American Equity and are not guaranteed by any bank or insured by the FDIC.