Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, American Equity has been recognized by A.M. Best Company and Standard and Poor’s Rating Services for its commitment to sound business principles and financial strength. These ratings reflect directly on the company’s stability and integrity within the insurance industry. A team of 500-plus employees at American Equity focuses on providing the high-quality customer service, products and safe retirement planning. American Equity was founded in 1995 by David J. Noble, who defined the company’s mission as “relationship driven, not transaction driven.” On behalf of American Equity, Noble received the Ernst & Young Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999 for the Iowa and Nebraska regions and was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2004.
American International Group (AIG) is a multinational insurance corporation with a presence in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. AIG serves 87 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and 83 percent of the Forbes 2,000. For nearly 100 years, the company has faced and managed complex risks, and provided the risk expertise and financial strength that empowers its clients. For eight straight years, AIG has topped the Business Insurance Rankings for its commitment to innovative risk management products and services.
American National Insurance Company was founded in 1905 and offers both longevity and stability to its policyholders through a variety of life insurance, retirement annuities, accident and health insurance, pension plan products and services, credit insurance, and property/casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness and targeted commercial exposures. American National’s network of agents stretches across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and provides service to more than 5 million policyholders. American National was listed by Forbes Magazine in its “100 Most Trustworthy Companies” list for 2009.
Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene) is a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. Athene’s operating subsidiaries issue and reinsure retirement savings products that include fixed annuities and funding agreements. Athene was founded in 2009. With its experienced team, Athene has grown from its 2009 startup to now manage $99.6 billion in total assets. The company’s primary business is spread across four distribution channels: Retail; Reinsurance; Institutional Products; and, Mergers & Acquisitions.
Since 1996, EquiTrust has demonstrated exceptional growth, and in 2016 surpassed $17 billion in assets under management. EquiTrust is a national carrier of competitive, client-friendly annuity and life insurance products, available through a national network of independent sales representatives. In 2016 and 2017, EquiTrust was recognized among the “Ward’s 50” of top life and health insurance companies. EquiTrust is committed to meeting the financial obligations of its customers and, based on capital standards closely watched by insurance-industry regulators, it is strongly capitalized and well positioned, with a solvency ratio of $105.94.
Fidelity & Guaranty
For nearly 60 years, Fidelity & Guaranty Life has been a catalyst to help others plan for tomorrow. With 700,000 policyholders counting on the protection features of its annuity and life insurance products, Fidelity & Guaranty innovates on behalf of its customers and is constantly focused on meeting the changing needs of its policyholders. Its stated company goal is to ensure policyholders understand their options, have an easy and positive experience, and feel secure in protecting both their family and their future retirement needs. More than 37,000 licensed agents serve clients through Fidelity & Guaranty Life. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Great American Financial Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Financial Group (AFG), founded in 1872, and supplies a range of annuities, life insurance products and supplemental insurances to individuals and enterprises. AFG is a Fortune 500 company. Over 6,700 employees in more than 100 locations throughout North America and Europe provide the strength and expertise that make AFG a leader in the financial services marketplace. AFG is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Guaranty Income Life
For more than 90 years, Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company (GILICO) has been creating wealth solutions that include competitive annuity and long-term care products. GILICO is based in Baton Rouge, La., and, since its inception in 1926, has been committed to generating financial security for its policyholders and their families. The company’s primary focus is on deferred annuity products, including annuity policies featuring long-term care benefits. Knowing that one policy does not fit all, it offers several products spanning these two types of plans.
Founded in 1993, Legacy maintains a nationwide network of agent relationships. Legacy is a fixed annuity and life insurance leader, offering combinations of consumer benefits and sales and marketing support to independent agents. Some of the top agents in the country make Legacy their home for fixed annuity and life insurance business. An agent-driven and agent-owned marketing firm, Legacy has generated $20 billion in premium since the mid 1990s. The company currently boasts a field force of more than 27,000 agents.
The roots of the Americo family of companies date back more than 100 years, with its growth built on the acquisition of several insurance entities: Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company (formerly known as The College Life Insurance Company of America, founded in 1946); The Ohio State Life Insurance Company, founded in 1906; and, Great Southern Life Insurance Company, founded in 1909. Americo also owns a history of innovation: In 1922, Great Southern Life became the first American company to insure children; In 1971, Ohio State Life was the first to advance death-benefit payments to sustain the life of a policyholder; In 1981, Great Southern Life was one of the first American companies to offer universal life insurance. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Americo owns an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Lincoln Financial Group
Founded in 1905 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) serves millions of customers with retirement, insurance and wealth-protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long–term care expenses. LFG ranked No. 207 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list by revenue, No. 24 by assets and No. 337 on the 2016 Barron’s 500 List based on most revenue growth and cash returns. In 2016, LFG was named Best Life Insurance Company in America at the World Finance Global Insurance Awards. In 2017, the firm received a perfect 100-percent score according to the Disability Equality Index and Corporate Equality Index. In addition to its Indiana headquarters, Lincoln Financial Group offers offices across the country.
National Western Life
Founded in 1956, National Western Life provides high-quality insurance products on a global basis to meet the financial security needs of well-defined market segments. The company offers its products across 49 states and in locations such as Central America, South America, Europe and Asia, among others. National Western is based in Austin, Tex., and has more than 270 home office employees, more than 13,000 domestic appointed independent agents/brokers and, as of 2011, 3,500 international contracted independent consultants.
As one of the leading providers of life insurance and annuities in the United States, North American has been continuously fulfilling commitments to its customers since 1886. North American is privately owned, and is not subject to short-term earnings pressures often faced by publicly traded companies. North American is part of the Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), whose member companies offer life insurance, annuities and retirement solutions. In 2016, Sammons Financial Group was named a Top Workplace in Iowa. Check out our careers page to learn more about exciting career opportunities with Sammons Financial Group Member Companies.
Guggenheim Life, a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, combines Guggenheim’s experience in managing assets for insurance companies with expertise in the life insurance industry, thus creating opportunities for clients to grow and maintain their wealth through investment and insurance solutions. Guggenheim Life is a Delaware-domiciled life insurer, and is currently licensed and authorized to do business in 49 states (all states except New York) and the District of Columbia. Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management. Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.