American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®

Company Profile
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company is an industry leader in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. We are licensed to sell our products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We have earned our reputation for superior service and product integrity thanks to our unwavering commitment to continuously delivering on our promises. Our persistent anticipation and development of responsive products that meet our producers’ needs have generated customer loyalty, revenues and profitability. Moreover, our steadfast focus on service has always been the bedrock of our business culture and fundamental to our continued growth.

Our goal is to help our policyholders assure a better standard of living through innovative and secure products. As a policyholder with American Equity, you can expect a commitment to excellence and second-to-none customer service.

American Equity at a Glance:

  • $51Billion in Assets1
  • A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best®2
  • A- (Strong) Rating from Standard and Poor’s®3
  • #3 All-Time in Indexed Annuity Sales4
  • Nearly 24,000 Active Agents
  • 500,000+ Active Contract Owners
  • 500+ Employees
  • American-Owned and Operated

1Liabilities as of 12/31/2017 are $48 Billion
2A.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 Rating effective 8/2/2006, affirmed 6/29/2017.
3Standard 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.
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