Why Choose Great American Life?

As a leading provider of annuities, Great American Life Insurance Company is committed to helping people plan for a secure retirement. We offer a level of financial strength that our customers can count on. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of MassMutual, one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S., founded in 1851.

An “A+” company

Great American Life has a long history of financial strength. While many insurance companies have seen their ratings fluctuate, we received:

  • An upgrade to “A+” by AM Best in 2020
  • Two upgrades since 2007, now at “A+,” by Standard & Poor’s

We are proud to have received an “A” or higher rating by AM Best for more than 40 consecutive years. This rating indicates an “excellent ability to meet our ongoing obligations to policyholders.”

Solid operating performance

In the last decade, our gross annuity premiums have more than tripled to $41.2 billion. This tremendous premium growth demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing annuity products that can help you reach your long-term goals.

Our simple promise

When it comes to planning for the future, we believe it pays to keep things simple. From the products we offer to the service we provide, we make things as easy as possible. Whenever you have a question, we're only a phone call away. It's part of our simple promise to you: superior service and annuities that are easier to understand.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals have entrusted a piece of their retirement to Great American Life. Since 2000, we have paid more than $9 billion in guaranteed income benefits to our valued contract owners, including more than $1 billion in 2020.

A MassMutual Company

Great American Life was acquired by MassMutual in 2021. MassMutual was drawn to our company because of our continuing growth as a leading annuity provider and long-standing reputation for providing superior customer service.

We continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of MassMutual, which allows us to stay focused on serving the unique needs of our customers, while leveraging the capabilities of MassMutual.

Great American Life is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we’ve proudly operated for nearly 30 years.

AM Best rating of “A+” (Superior) affirmed June 4, 2021. S&P rating of “A+” affirmed June 1, 2021.
Gross annuity premiums measured on the basis used to prepare statutory annual statements. Includes Great American Life Insurance Company® and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Annuity Investors Life Insurance Company®.
Guaranteed income benefit amount includes annuity benefit payments under immediate and deferred annuities, income benefit payments under guaranteed withdrawal benefit riders and contract withdrawals taken by owners after their rider benefit payments began.

Our Team of Experts
Tony Compton
Vice President
With a diverse background in sales, marketing and technology, Tony understands the unique needs of registered investment advisors and their clients. He is focused on helping advisors understand the benefits of fee-based annuities and how they fit within an advisory portfolio. Additionally, he has led Great American Life’s efforts in developing new tools and resources that allow annuities to seamlessly integrate with leading technology platforms. 
Bill Consolino
Regional Vice President - East
Bill has 25 years of client relations experience where he has proven his ability to drive business expansion through innovative sales initiatives that deliver increased market share, new product penetration and meaningful YOY sales growth. As a former wholesaler and financial advisor, he brings a differentiated and value-added perspective and understands the importance of serving the long-term needs of your clients. Bill holds Series 6, 7, 63, 65 and life and health licenses.
Nick Reilly
Regional Vice President - Central

With eleven years of experience in the financial services industry, Nick has shown great success in fee-based annuity sales. His knowledge of the products makes him an excellent resource for advisors looking for new ways to diversify their clients’ portfolios. Prior to joining Great American Life, Nick worked at both Jackson National and Lincoln as an external wholesaler in the Pacific Northwest. He holds Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and life and health licenses. Nick is a Colorado native and is proud alumni of Colorado State University. He lives in Highlands Ranch with his chocolate lab Tucker. In his off time, he enjoys sports, hiking, camping and spending time with family.

Dan Kozlowski
Regional Vice President - West

Dan has worked in the financial services industry since 2012. Prior to joining Great American Life, Dan served as a Regional Vice President with Alpha Solutions Management, a boutique IMO out of Okemos, Michigan. Before Alpha, Dan served as both an internal and external wholesaler at Jackson National, covering FA/FIA/VA products. Over the course of his wholesaling career, Dan has covered both RRs and IARs across the state of California focusing on Northern California, Los Angeles and Orange County. With a thorough understanding of the annuity landscape, Dan can help advisors identify ways to successfully integrate these products into their clients’ portfolios. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colorado State University located in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is an avid sports enthusiast and relocated back to Denver, where he was born and raised, from Newport Beach in December of 2019. Dan holds his Series 6, 63 and life and health licenses.

Amy Duffy
Key Account Manager
Amy has been managing Great American Life’s broker/dealer and registered representative relationships since 2005. As the company expanded into the RIA market, she was instrumental in creating Great American Life’s fee-based annuity solution. She manages the contracting and appointment process, collaborates with the field on product education and positioning and works to simplify reporting, billing and other technology needs. Amy holds a ChFC designation and Series 6, 63 and life and health licenses.
Belle Bielawska
Key Account Manager
During her 15 years in the financial services industry, Belle has served a variety of roles, including Business Development and Advisory Integration where she focused on the sales growth of fee-based annuities by helping advisors integrate these solutions into their advisory programs and financial planning tools. At Great American Life, Belle is tasked with growing and maintaining the company’s relationship with RIA partners, setting up and maintaining data feeds, and expanding the company’s footprint with software and technology companies. Belle is a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), holds FINRA Series 7, 6 and 63 licenses and a Tennessee State Life Insurance license.

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