Why Choose Great American?

At Great American, we understand the importance of retirement security. With medical advances in health care leading to increased longevity, it's possible your clients’ retirements may last longer than 30 years. That's why it's important to work with a company that has long-term financial strength and experience.

With a heritage dating back to 1872, we have a long history of helping people achieve their financial goals. Great American Life Insurance Company® is a subsidiary of American Financial Group (AFG), which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. AFG has more than $60 billion in assets.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals have entrusted a piece of their retirement to Great American. Since 2000, Great American Life has paid more than $7 billion in guaranteed income benefits to our valued contract owners, including more than $800 million in 2018.

We are committed to simplifying the path to financial security with annuities that are easier to understand and superior service every step of the way.

Financial Strength

While many insurance companies have seen their ratings fluctuate, Great American Life received:

  • Affirmations of an "A+" rating by AM Best
  • Two upgrades since 2007 to "A+" by Standard &Poor's

We are proud that Great American Life has received an "A" or higher rating by A.M. Best for more than 40 consecutive years. This rating indicates an "excellent ability to meet our ongoing obligations to policyholders."

Three Simple Keys to Success
The key achievements that have helped us maintain our strong ratings
Continued record levels of capital
We have the financial backing to continue to grow and weather the inevitable swings in the financial marketplace. All insurers are required to maintain a minimum level of risk-based capital to support business operations while writing contracts. Our risk-based capital level significantly exceeds the requirement. Maintaining strong capital positions means that we will be here to serve you in the long run.
Solid operating performance
Over the past 10 years, premiums for AFG's annuity subsidiaries have more than tripled. This tremendous premium growth during unpredictable economic climates demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing annuity products that can help your clients reach their long-term goals.
A long-term investment approach
As a family-led company built on Midwestern values, Great American is one of the most conservatively managed annuity providers in the marketplace. Fixed income investments comprise approximately 91 percent of invested assets, compared to the insurance industry average of approximately 79 percent.

Our Team of Experts
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Tony Compton
Vice President
With a diverse background in sales, marketing and technology, Tony understands the unique needs of registered investment advisors and their clients. He is focused on helping advisors understand the benefits of fixed-indexed annuities and how they fit within an advisory portfolio. Additionally, he has led Great American’s efforts in developing new tools and resources that allow a fixed-indexed annuity to seamlessly integrate with leading technology platforms. 
                
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Bill Consolino
Regional Vice President - East
Bill has 25 years of client relations experience where he has proven his ability to drive business expansion through innovative sales initiatives that deliver increased market share, new product penetration and meaningful YOY sales growth. As a former wholesaler and financial advisor, he brings a differentiated and value-added perspective and understands the importance of serving the long-term needs of your clients. Bill holds Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and life and health licenses.
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Nick Reilly
Regional Vice President - Central

With eleven years of experience in the financial services industry, Nick has shown great success in fee-based annuity sales. His knowledge of the products makes him an excellent resource for advisors looking for new ways to diversify their clients’ portfolios. Prior to joining Great American, Nick worked at both Jackson National and Lincoln as an external wholesaler in the Pacific Northwest. He holds Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and life and health licenses. Nick is a Colorado native and is proud alumni of Colorado State University. He lives in Highlands Ranch with his chocolate lab Tucker. In his off time, he enjoys sports, hiking, camping and spending time with family.

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Dan Kozlowski
Regional Vice President - West

Dan has worked in the financial services industry since 2012. Prior to joining Great American, Dan served as a Regional Vice President with Alpha Solutions Management, a boutique IMO out of Okemos, Michigan. Before Alpha, Dan served as both an internal and external wholesaler at Jackson National, covering FA/FIA/VA products. Over the course of his wholesaling career, Dan has covered both RRs and IARs across the state of California focusing on Northern California, Los Angeles and Orange County. With a thorough understanding of the annuity landscape, Dan can help advisors identify ways to successfully integrate these products into their clients’ portfolios. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colorado State University located in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is an avid sports enthusiast and relocated back to Denver, where he was born and raised, from Newport Beach in December of 2019. Dan holds his Series 6, 63 and life and health licenses.

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Amy Duffy
Key Account Manager
Amy has been managing Great American’s broker/dealer and registered representative relationships since 2005. As the company expanded into the RIA market, she was instrumental in creating Great American’s fee-based annuity solution. She manages the contracting and appointment process, collaborates with the field on product education and positioning and works to simplify reporting, billing and other technology needs. Amy holds a ChFC designation and Series 6, 63 and life and health licenses.
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Belle Bielawska
Key Account Manager
During her 15 years in the financial services industry, Belle has served a variety of roles, including Business Development and Advisory Integration where she focused on the sales growth of fee-based annuities by helping advisors integrate these solutions into their advisory programs and financial planning tools. At Great American, Belle is tasked with growing and maintaining the company’s relationship with RIA partners, setting up and maintaining data feeds, and expanding the company’s footprint with software and technology companies. Belle is a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), holds FINRA Series 7, 6 and 63 licenses and a Tennessee State Life Insurance license.

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AFG assets are on a GAAP basis as of December 31, 2018.

The guaranteed income benefit amount includes annuity benefit payments under immediate and deferred annuities, income benefit payments under guaranteed withdrawal benefit riders and contract withdrawals taken by owners after their rider benefit payments began.

A.M. Best rating of “A+” (Superior) affirmed October 28, 2020 and is third highest of 16 ratings. S&P rating of “A+” affirmed March 5, 2020 and is fifth highest of 22 categories.

Annuity premiums are measured on the basis used to prepare statutory annual statements.

Fixed income investments comprise an industry average of 79% of invested assets according to SNL Financial—Life/Health US Version 2018 as of December 31, 2018.

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