Why Choose Great American?

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 had $60 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals have entrusted a piece of their retirement to Great American.Since 2000, Great American Life has paid more than $6 billion in guaranteed income benefits to our valued contract owners, including more than $675 million in 2017.

Financial Strength

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

  • Affirmations of an "A" rating by A.M. 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 8 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 90 percent of invested assets, compared to the insurance industry average of approximately 80 percent.

Our Team of Experts
Tony Compton
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. 
                
Jeremy Couch
Jeremy Couch
National Key Accounts Manager
Jeremy has been working with registered investment advisors since 2011, with a strong focus on data and technology. He helps advisors achieve full transparency by working to connect annuity values, including index strategy values, to reporting, billing and management software. Jeremy holds Series 7, 63, life and health and variable licenses.
Bill Consolino
Bill Consolino
Sales Manager - East Region
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.
Corrigan Kardatzke
Corrigan Kardatzke
Sales Manager - West Region
With a background in the direct distribution of fee-based solutions and a passion for annuities, Corrigan is prepared to help RIAs grow their business and strengthen client relationships. Through his experience as an advisor and wholesaler, he offers a unique perspective and creative product positioning ideas to help RIAs get started with a fee-based annuity. Corrigan holds his Series 6 and 63 and life and health licenses.
Amy Duffy
Amy Duffy
Senior Relationship 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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AFG assets are on a GAAP basis as of December 31, 2017.

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” (Excellent) affirmed August 11, 2017 and is third highest of 16 ratings. S&P rating of “A+” affirmed February 23, 2018 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 80% of invested assets according to SNL Financial—Life/Health US Version 2017 as of December 31, 2017.

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