File a Death Claim

Filing a Beneficiary Claim

At American Equity, we understand the hardship of losing a loved one. One of the most important aspects of our work is to extend a helping hand to the friends and family members of contract owners who have passed.

Please contact our Annuity Claims Department to speak to a representative.

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Central Time
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Phone: (877) 542-8847
Fax: (515) 457-1837
Mailing Address:
AMERICAN EQUITY
ATTN: ANNUITY CLAIMS
P.O. BOX 71216
DES MOINES, IA 50325
Email: claims@american-equity.com

Information Needed to Report a Claim

When calling to report the death of an American Equity contract owner, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full Name of the Deceased
  • Annuity Contract Number(s) or deceased policyholder’s Social Security number
  • Date of Death