American Financial Group, Inc., through Great American Insurance Group, is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses. The company is also engaged in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Segments The company operates in the following segments: Property and Casualty Insurance, and Annuity. Property and Casualty Insurance segment The company’s property and casualty operations provide a range of commercial coverages through the approximately 30 insurance businesses. Property and Transportation Inland and Ocean Marine: The company provides coverage primarily for builders’ risk, contractors’ equipment, property, motor truck cargo, marine cargo, boat dealers, marina operators/dealers and excursion vessels. Agricultural-related: The company provides federally reinsured multi-peril crop (allied lines) insurance covering most perils, as well as crop-hail, equine mortality and other coverages for full-time operating farms/ranches and agribusiness operations on a nationwide basis. Commercial Automobile: The company provides coverage for vehicles (such as buses and trucks) in a range of businesses, including the moving and storage and transportation industries, and a specialized physical damage product for the trucking industry. Specialty Casualty Executive and Professional Liability: The company markets coverage for directors and officers of businesses and non-profit organizations; errors and omissions; and provides non-U.S. medical malpractice insurance. Umbrella and Excess Liability: The company provides liability coverage in excess of primary layers. Excess and Surplus: The company provides liability, umbrella and excess coverage for unique, volatile or hard to place risks, using rates and forms that generally do not have to be approved by state insurance regulators. General Liability: The company provides coverage for contractor-related businesses, energy development and production risks, and environmental liability risks. Targeted Programs: This includes coverage (primarily liability and property) for social service agencies, leisure, entertainment and non-profit organizations, customized solutions for other targeted markets and alternative risk programs using agency captives. Workers’ Compensation: The company provides coverage for prescribed benefits payable to employees who are injured on the job. Specialty Financial Fidelity and Surety: The company provides fidelity and crime coverage for government, mercantile and financial institutions and surety coverage for various types of contractors and public and private corporations. Lease and Loan Services: The company provides coverage for insurance risk management programs for lending and leasing institutions, including equipment leasing and collateral and lender-placed mortgage property insurance. Sales and Marketing: The property and casualty insurance group directs its sales efforts primarily through independent insurance agents and brokers, although small portions are written through employee agents. The property and casualty insurance group writes insurance through several thousand agents and brokers. Annuity segment The company sells traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets through independent producers and through direct relationships with certain financial institutions. As an ancillary product in its education market, the company offers a limited amount of variable annuities. With a variable annuity, the earnings credited to the policy vary based on the investment results of the underlying investment options chosen by the policyholder, generally without any guarantee of principal except in the case of death of the insured. Premiums directed to the underlying investment options maintained in separate accounts are invested in funds managed by various independent investment managers. Sales and Marketing: The company sells its single premium annuities, excluding bank production, primarily through a retail network of approximately 65 national marketing organizations (NMOs) and managing general agents (MGAs) who, in turn, direct actively producing agents. The company also sells single premium annuities in financial institutions through direct relationships with certain banks and through independent agents and brokers. The company is licensed to sell its fixed annuity products in all states except New York; and it is licensed to sell its variable products in all states except New York and Vermont. Other Operations Through subsidiaries, the company is engaged in various other operations, including commercial real estate operations in Cincinnati (office buildings and The Cincinnatian Hotel), New Orleans (Le Pavillon Hotel), Whitefield, New Hampshire (Mountain View Grand Resort), Chesapeake Bay (Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort and Bay Bridge Marina), Charleston (Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina), Palm Beach (Sailfish Marina and Resort), Florida City, Florida (retail commercial development) and apartments in Louisville and Pittsburgh. Regulations Marketform, the company’s UK-based Lloyd’s insurer, is subject to regulation by the European Union’s executive body, the European Commission. History American Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1872.
american financial group inc
Great American Insurance Group Tower
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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