As a leading provider of annuities, Great American Life Insurance Company is committed to helping people plan for a secure retirement. We offer a level of financial strength that our customers can count on. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of MassMutual, one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S., founded in 1851.
An “A+” company
Great American Life has a long history of financial strength. While many insurance companies have seen their ratings fluctuate, we received:
- An upgrade to “A+” by AM Best in 2020
- Two upgrades since 2007, now at “A+,” by Standard & Poor’s
We are proud to have received an “A” or higher rating by AM Best for more than 40 consecutive years. This rating indicates an “excellent ability to meet our ongoing obligations to policyholders.”
Solid operating performance
In the last decade, our gross annuity premiums have more than tripled to $41.2 billion. This tremendous premium growth demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing annuity products that can help you reach your long-term goals.
Our simple promise
When it comes to planning for the future, we believe it pays to keep things simple. From the products we offer to the service we provide, we make things as easy as possible. Whenever you have a question, we're only a phone call away. It's part of our simple promise to you: superior service and annuities that are easier to understand.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals have entrusted a piece of their retirement to Great American Life. Since 2000, we have paid more than $9 billion in guaranteed income benefits to our valued contract owners, including more than $1 billion in 2020.
Backed by MassMutual
Great American Life was acquired by MassMutual in 2021. MassMutual was drawn to our company because of our continuing growth as a leading annuity provider and long-standing reputation for providing superior customer service.
We continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of MassMutual, which allows us to stay focused on serving the unique needs of our customers, while leveraging the investment capabilities and financial strength of MassMutual.
Great American Life is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we’ve proudly operated for nearly 30 years.
AM Best rating of “A+” (Superior) affirmed June 4, 2021. S&P rating of “A+” affirmed June 1, 2021.
Gross annuity premiums measured on the basis used to prepare statutory annual statements. Includes Great American Life Insurance Company® and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Annuity Investors Life Insurance Company®.
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.
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 Life, 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.
Dan has worked in the financial services industry since 2012. Prior to joining Great American Life, 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.