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  • Great American Launches New Fixed-Indexed Annuity Featuring Uncapped Earning Potential and Increasing Income Opportunity

    October 29, 2014 by Business Wire

    — Great American has expanded its product offerings to include a new fixed-indexed annuity with three optional riders.

    The American Custom 10SM is designed to help consumers protect their retirement assets while providing the opportunity for increased accumulation. Consumers have the flexibility to select from multiple interest crediting strategies to fit their needs, including the S&P 500® point-to-point indexed strategy with a participation rate that offers uncapped earning potential.

    Three new riders are available exclusively with the American Custom 10 and offer a range of benefits to address the needs of people in or near retirement. Available riders include the Cumulative-Free Withdrawal Option for added liquidity, the Simple Income Option for fixed lifetime income and the Stacked Income Option for lifetime income with the opportunity for income increases.

    According to Joe Maringer, National Sales Vice President of Great American Life®, the new product provides simplicity without compromising benefits to the consumer.

    “As retirees grow increasingly aware of the possibility of outliving their retirement income, Great American remains focused on creating and delivering new annuity solutions to address their concerns. The American Custom 10 offers indexed strategies that are easy to understand and designed to help consumers maximize their income potential,” Maringer says. “Not only does the product allow retirees to continue building their wealth without risking their principal, it also provides the opportunity to receive guaranteed lifetime income on a fixed or potentially increasing basis.”

    The American Custom 10 is issued by Great American Life and is the newest addition to its portfolio of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities, and lifetime income and enhanced death benefit riders. To learn more visit www.GAannuity.com.

    Great American Life Insurance Company® is a member of Great American Insurance Group® and rated “A+” by Standard & Poor’s and “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co. for financial strength and operating performance.

    In the S&P 500 point-to-point with participation rate indexed strategy, the participation rate limits the indexed interest rate to a percentage of the change in the S&P 500 index, but the indexed interest rate is not capped at a maximum percentage. In the Stacked Income Option, the benefit base amount, on which rider income payments are based, is increased by interest credited to the account value, which may include indexed interest determined in part by changes in a market index or a fund unit value. Consumers may select only one optional rider for the American Custom 10 annuity. There is an annual charge for each optional rider. All guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

    S&P rating affirmed December 24, 2013. “A+” is fifth highest of 21 categories. A.M. Best rating affirmed February 21, 2014. “A” (Excellent) is third highest out of 16 categories.

    The S&P 500 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Great American Life. Standard & Poor’s®, S&P®, S&P 500®, SPDR® and STANDARD & POOR’S DEPOSITORY RECEIPTS® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Great American Life Insurance Company. Great American Life’s American Custom 10SM is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.

    About Great American Insurance Group
    The annuity operations of Great American Insurance Group (GAIG) offer retirement solutions through the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institution and education markets. Annuity subsidiaries include Great American Life Insurance Company® and Annuity Investors Life Insurance Company®. GAIG’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. The members of GAIG are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol AFG. Learn more at www.GAIG.com.

     

    Originally Posted at Herald Online on October 27, 2014 by Business Wire.

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