American National

American National is an insurance company that sells a variety of financial services and products, including annuities. These products can provide long-term financial security for clients.

Sheena Zimmermann, Financial Writer for
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We pride ourselves on partnering with professionals like those from Senior Market Sales (SMS) — a market leader with over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry — who offer personalized retirement solutions for consumers across the country. Our relationships with partners including SMS and Insuractive, the company’s consumer-facing branch, allow us to facilitate the sale of annuities and other retirement-oriented financial products to consumers who are looking to purchase safe and reliable solutions to fill gaps in their retirement income. We are compensated when we produce legitimate inquiries, and that compensation helps make an even stronger resource for our audience. We may also, at times, sell lead data to partners in our network in order to best connect consumers to the information they request. Readers are in no way obligated to use our partners’ services to access the free resources on carefully selects partners who share a common goal of educating consumers and helping them select the most appropriate product for their unique financial and lifestyle goals. Our network of advisors will never recommend products that are not right for the consumer, nor will Additionally, operates independently of its partners and has complete editorial control over the information we publish.

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American National Insurance Company was established in Galveston, Texas in 1905. The organization currently operates in all 50 states, and its available products vary by location.

About American National

The American National name refers to a group of companies and subsidiaries that underwrite, issue and administer insurance policies and annuities. American National Group, Inc. is the parent company.

American National is a publicly traded organization with 4,600 full-time employees. According to Fortune, American National has $29.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021.

American National commits to shared values with clients: financial strength, integrity, respect, service and teamwork. The company and its subsidiaries specialize in insurance products that offer stability, longevity and security.

American National Products
  • Life insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Renters insurance
  • Business insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Classic car insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Farm and ranch insurance
  • Recreational insurance
  • Specialty products
  • Annuities
Current American National annuity customers can contact the company through the following numbers:
For Annuity Bill Pay & Policy Service
For Claim Service
For Variable Annuity Contracts

Credit Ratings

Credit ratings are independent opinions provided by agencies to convey the financial strength of insurance companies.

This scoring helps measure American National against other annuity providers. AM Best and Standard & Poor’s provided recent credit ratings for American National’s units, ranking the insurance carrier’s claims-paying abilities (CPAs).

American National Credit Ratings
AM BestStandard & Poor's
A (excellent) financial strength rating (as of November 19, 2020)A (stable) financial strength rating (as of August 31, 2020)

The outlook of these ratings is stable. AM Best reports that the American National Group’s investment portfolio is performing well, with its balance sheet strength boasting the strongest ranking. American National also cites the strongest level of risk-adjusted capitalization.

“We strive to achieve the highest standard of ethics, accountability and compliance,” states American National’s website. “We’re dedicated to strong financial stability and growth to operate responsibly and fairly for everyone — from you to our employees to our business partners.”

Annuity Products Provided by American National

American National and its affiliates currently issue three categories of annuity products: single premium immediate, indexed deferred and fixed deferred annuities.

Single Premium Immediate Annuities

To purchase single premium immediate annuities, or SPIAs, clients pay a sum of money, or a single premium up front. SPIA owners begin receiving payments within 12 months of the annuity’s purchase.

Indexed Deferred Annuities

Indexed annuities are tied to a stock index, and they can accumulate interest with strong market performance. With deferred annuities, purchasers begin receiving their stream of payments at a point in the future. This means that the annuity has time — called an accumulation phase — to collect earnings.

Fixed Deferred Annuities

American National offers fixed annuities with a guaranteed interest rate for a specific period of time. These products can provide predictable income with a fixed rate of return, regardless of market uncertainty.

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Client Resources

American National provides an array of online resources and personal guidance for clients. Insurance or annuity owners can access an online portal to request tax forms, pay premiums and view billing information. Annuity policy forms, including an application for an additional beneficiary, direct deposit and claim forms, are also available online.

While resources can be found at clients’ fingertips, American National values direct, individualized service.


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Last Modified: April 25, 2022

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