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Annuity Companies: Finding the Best One

Annuities are offered by insurance companies, both large and small. There are a number of things to consider when searching for a quality company with which to invest hard earned dollars. The following questions shed light on important points to consider when shopping ...

How to Select a Great Insurance Company

What makes for a great insurance company? To students of business history, a great insurance company is one with a long history of successful operation, a tradition of innovation, and the ingrained habit of serving their customers well. Several U.S. companies fit this description, with ...

Mass Mutual Annuities

Mass Mutual Financial Group is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance and financial services. From its inception in the mid-19th century, it has remained a mutual insurance company, owned by its participating policyholders. It enjoys the distinction of having paid dividends ...

Genworth Life and Annuity

Genworth Financial Group is an international financial-services company headquartered in Richmond, VA. The company was spun off from General Electric Financial in 2004 in an initial public offering that raised about $2.8 billion. At that time, this was the14th largest IPO of all time. A ...

Fidelity Annuities

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company that began in 1946 as a mutual fund company. Today, Fidelity Management and Research LLC (headquartered in Boston) owns and manages mutual funds throughout North America and is the world’s largest mutual fund company. As of September ...

Lincoln Annuities

Lincoln Financial Group (the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation) is a full-service financial company offering insurance, investment and fund management services. Its headquarters are in Radnor, PA. It offers annuities through its affiliates, the Lincoln National Life Insurance ...

Aviva Annuities

Aviva is an international financial group, based in Great Britain, who specializes in long-term savings, fund management and general insurance. It is the 5th-largest insurance concern in the world, serving 50 million customers and employing 54,000 people in 28 countries throughout Europe, ...

AXA Annuities

AXA – Equitable is the U.S. arm of AXA Group, a French company whose holdings comprise the 15th-largest company in the world, according to the 2007 Fortune Global 500. In 1991, AXA Group acquired a controlling interest in The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, known ...

Prudential Annuities

Prudential Financial is America’s third-largest issuer of advisor-sold variable annuities.  It is number 84 on the Forbes 500 list of the largest firms in the U.S. and number 74 on the Fortune 500, with a market value exceeding $9 billion. It is an affiliate of the Prudential Life ...

Top Annuity Companies

Annuities typically contain a death benefit, a key feature of life insurance contracts. Consequently, it is not surprising that annuities are offered by insurance companies. When shopping for annuities, don’t focus only on the annuity product itself – the credited interest rate ...

Hartford Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

Hartford Life Annuities offer many benefits. These include  tax-deferral, a guaranteed death benefit, and a lifetime income. The Hartford  Life Annuities available have two phases, ...

Pacific Life Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

Pacific Life and Annuity Company offers a variety of annuity  plans. Pacific Life annuities are chiefly of the variable type, and the company  provides seven different variable annuity plans and only one fixed annuity  option. The Pacific Life annuities are the Pacific ...

New York Life Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

New York Life focuses on life insurance and annuities. Its retirement savings product line includes fixed, deferred, immediate, and variable annuities, with several life insurance hybrids. Unlike other insurers, New York Life has maintained top-notch security ratings amid the '08 financial ...

AIG Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

AIG annuities are available through three companies. AIG Annuity is a subsidiary of AIG that deal primarily in fixed rate annuities while SunAmerica offers variable annuity products. The AIG Annuity Insurance Company is the top issuer of fixed ...

ING Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

ING specializes in retirement investments and life insurance. ING offers a range annuity products, including fixed, variable, equity index, and immediate. ING also offers universal, term, and variable life insurance policies. ING annuities are diverse, with the firm itself noting: the ...

Metlife Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

Metlife — full name: Metropolitan Life — offers a wide assortment of financial and insurance products, including mutual funds, annuities, estate planning, education planning, and portfolio management. As far as annuities products, Metlife deals in all types, including fixed, ...

John Hancock Annuities: Shopping by Carrier

John Hancock deals in a wide variety of fixed and variable annuities products, life insurance, 401(k)s, mutual funds, pension management services, and college saving plans. The majority of John Hancock's business involves structured settlements ...