American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, a leading underwriter of index and fixed rate annuities, announced today that the company was named to the 2014 Ward’s 50 ® group of top performing life and health insurers for the fourth consecutive year. American Equity is recognized for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five year period (2009-2013).

“Being named to Ward’s 50 ® is a tremendous honor for our team,” said Ron Grensteiner, President at American Equity. “Safety, consistency and performance are all important aspects of our company and we are proud to be recognized as a top performer in these areas.”

Ward Group is a trusted leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry. Annually, Ward Group analyzes nearly 800 life-health insurance companies in the United States and identifies the top performers in each segment. Each of the top 50 companies is awarded the Ward’s 50 ® Seal and their names are listed as the Ward’s 50 ® top performers for the year. Each Ward’s 50 ® company has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed.


American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company is a leader in fixed rate and fixed indexed annuities. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company is committed to providing products with integrity as well as superior service to the agents they partner with and their policy holders. For more information, please visit

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