On January 1, 2013, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company merged with American General Life Insurance Company.
As of this date, all life insurance policies and annuity contracts are issued by American General Life Insurance Company (AGL), a company with roots dating back to 1850 and serving over 6 million customers today. AGL has a long history of protecting the hopes and dreams of American families. From protection and asset accumulation to income management and wealth transfer, American General Life’s product portfolio includes a full line of life insurance, deferred and payout annuities and accident and health products. Over the past five years alone, American General Life paid out $36 billion in claims and benefits.
Even though products are now written exclusively under the American General Life Insurance Company name, AGLA’s brand still resonates strongly with existing customers. When AGLA was formed, it was the product of the consolidation of two large insurers, The National Life and Accident Insurance Company and Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, along with a number of other insurance companies.
First incorporated in 1900, The National Life and Accident Insurance Company was a stalwart pillar of the Nashville, Tennessee community. National Life and Accident provided insurance to millions of Americans of modest means and was known for visiting in tens of thousands of living rooms weekly via its Grand Ole Opry® program on the radio station WSM. It also owned a Nashville television station, now known as WSMV.
Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee was also a notable part of the Nashville business community with its competing radio station, WLAC, and competing television station, now known as WTVF. The Life & Casualty Tower in downtown Nashville, once the tallest building in the southeastern United States, remains to this day as an enduring reminder of L&C’s importance to its home town.
Before being merged with AGL, AGLA also grew through mergers, successfully acquiring Equitable Life Insurance Company, Gulf Life Insurance Company, Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, and Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company. In 2001, AGLA and its parent company and affiliates were acquired by American International Group, Inc.
Products that were created under the AGLA banner provide a wide variety of affordable and innovative life insurance, annuity, accident and supplemental health insurance products to millions of Americans. AGLA is known for creating the highly differentiated Quality of Life…Insurance® product suite.
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