Who We Are : History
Laying the foundation for a successful future

The roots of the Americo family of companies date back more than 100 years.  Our growth has been built on the successful acquisition of over 15 insurance entities…each with its own distinctive advantages.  
 

 1922, Great Southern Life became the first company in America to insure the lives
   of children

 1971, Ohio State Life was the first to advance death benefit payments to sustain the
   life of a policyholder

 1981, Great Southern Life led the way as one of the first American companies to
   offer universal life insurance

 More recently, we were one of the first companies to introduce indexed universal life
   and annuity products.

For three generations, the owners and management of Americo have maintained a respect and passion for the insurance business. 
 
Today, Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company is the lead company in one of the largest independent, privately held insurance groups in the United States1 with over 625,000 policies, over $30.4billion of life insurance in force, and $6.3 billion in assets for year-end 2015.2  
 
With over 350 associates, Americo services our independent agents and policyholders through operations in Kansas City, MO.

 
1”Admitted Assets, Top Life Writers-2015,” A.M. Best Co., as of July 2014.
2Information is as of year-end 2015 on a consolidated basis for Americo and the other life insurance subsidiaries of  Americo Life, Inc., unless otherwise indicated. Information is prepared on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
 
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