American Equity of New York's Parent Company

American Equity of New York was founded under the same guiding principles as its parent company American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®. Our commitment to service, integrity, excellence and safety is what has set our company apart from other insurance companies for so many years.

American Equity is an American-owned and operated company headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. American Equity’s founder, David J. Noble, was a leader throughout the insurance industry for almost 60 years until he retired. That retirement didn’t last long—after three days David J.  Noble decided to create his own insurance company that was dedicated to providing superior customer service and providing quality retirement products to customers that he noticed other insurance companies were straying away from. American Equity sets itself apart from other insurance companies through the implementation of our core values in our everyday business practices. Integrity is at the core of American Equity’s business practices—our values of honesty, fairness and truthfulness inform how we interact with stakeholders and customers.

American Equity at a Glance:

  • $53.71 Billion in Assets 1^Liabilities as of 12/31/2018 are $50.45 Billion 
  • A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best®  2^ A.M. Best has assigned American Equity an “A-” (Excellent) rating, reflecting their current opinion of American Equity’s financial strength and its ability to meet its ongoing contractual obligations relative to the norms of the life/health insurance industry. A.M. Best utilizes 15 rating categories ranging from A++ to F. An “A-” rating from A.M. Best is its fourth highest rating. For the latest rating, access Rating effective 8/2/2006, affirmed 6/20/2019. 
  • A- (Strong) Rating from Standard and Poor’s® 3^Standard and Poor’s rating service has recognized American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company with an “A-” rating.  An insurer rated “A” has strong financial security characteristics, but is somewhat more likely to be affected by adverse effects of changing circumstances or economic conditions than are insurers with higher ratings.  Ratings from ‘AA’ to ‘CCC’ may be modified by the addition of a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories.  Rating effective 8/5/15, affirmed 8/31/2017.
  • #3 Producer of Fixed Index Annuities 4^Source:
  • 24,000 Active Agents
  • 500,000 Active Contract Owners
  • 500+ Employees
  • American-Owned and Operated
  • Committed to giving back, including financial support and volunteer hours for a host of organizations 

Eagle Life Insurance Company

American Equity of New York’s sister company, Eagle Life Insurance Company®, was founded in 2008 after recognizing the need for a company that focused on understanding the financial institution distribution channels. Eagle Life leads the way by always striving to provide quality retirement products, superior service and strong relationships in the financial services industry. Eagle Life's fixed and fixed index annuity products appeal to financial institution representatives who want to provide customers with the right retirement solutions. Eagle Life Insurance Company has a commitment to excellence with every customer interaction and strives to help clients to Soar Higher®.