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About Aviva USA

Unlike most insurance providers, we build life insurance around people, not policies.

    Our numbers at a glance:
  • 930,000 customers
  • 33,000 agents representing Aviva USA
  • Serving customers since 1896
  • Ranked 1st in the industry for total U.S. sales of indexed life insurance and #2 for indexed annuities1
  • $53 billion in total assets2

Who is Aviva?

We are Aviva USA, a sales leader of indexed annuities and indexed life insurance. Our innovative products and services add value for our customers. Our financial strength and stability are helping us build insurance around the unique needs of each individual customer.

Policies built around you.

Our broad range of plans and benefit options provide you with hundreds of unique combinations—so you're sure to find the solution that fits your needs.

Our nationwide network of licensed insurance agent meets customers in person in order to best understand their specific needs. This ensures we tailor the right combination of Aviva solutions to you.

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Policies come with anytime support.

As an Aviva customer you have access to the support you want, the way you want it. In addition to your agent, your support network includes Aviva customer support by phone, our 24/7 website, and click-to-chat service.

Policies are explained in everyday language.

We asked real people to describe Life Insurance and Annuities.

Insurance 101 Annuities 101

Your wellness is rewarded.

Our Wellness for Life® program lets you save money by maintaining your fitness.*

Wellness for Life®

We are here to take your call.

Our customer service representatives are based in the United States – no exceptions.

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If this doesn't sound like an insurance company, then we're already succeeding.

We are Aviva. We are building insurance around you.

*Wellness for Life can help you reduce Cost of Insurance charges on your Aviva life insurance policy. Rider form number 2WFLAJ07-2. Availability varies by state. See Wellness for Life brochure for details and limitations.

1 AnnuitySpecs.com Indexed Sales & Market Reports. Third Quarter 2012
2 Amounts measured on the basis used to prepare the Company’s Statutory Annual Statements.

Stability

We've been awarded strong ratings from some of the most respected financial rating agencies. That recognition is a testament to how we manage your business and your assets.

Below are a few of our most recent ratings, with links to learn more about scoring.

Standard & Poor's: "A-" (Strong)

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A.M. Best: "B++" (Good) with stable outlook

More about A.M. Best Ratings

1 AnnuitySpecs.com Indexed Sales & Market Reports. Third Quarter 2012
2 Amounts measured on the basis used to prepare the Company’s Statutory Annual Statements.

Since 1896, Aviva has understood the importance of financial strength and stability.

1 AnnuitySpecs.com Indexed Sales & Market Reports. Third Quarter 2012
2 Amounts measured on the basis used to prepare the Company’s Statutory Annual Statements.

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News

2013

May 13 2013 •Wellness for Life survey reveals 9 out of 10 Americans significantly underestimate health care costs in retirement

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March 11 2013 • Aviva’s TargetBenefit Annuities offer customers greater flexibility, less complexity in preparing for retirement needs

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2012

September 25 2012 • Study finds Democrats are more optimistic than Republicans about America’s economic outlook

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September 10 2012 • Aviva addresses growing consumer need with Accelerated Access policy rider

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July 16 2012 • Aviva USA survey reveals Americans are concerned about their finances, but avoid discussing the topic

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June 5 2012 • Aviva USA survey finds financial situation is top stressor for men and links stress levels to weight gain

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May 16 2012 • Aviva USA survey finds most U.S. women feel healthy, despite reporting financial concerns and major risk factors for future health problems

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March 7 2012 • Aviva's Survivorship Builder life insurance policy offers consumers more ways to protect their families and their businesses

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February 28 2012 • Joliet Township High School students to "leap into service" - Aviva USA's "Youmanity" program to kick-start a random acts of kindness movement

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2011

November 17 2011 • Aviva and Covenant House combine forces to help homeless youth

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October 20 2011 • Aviva's Wellness for Life Program Offers Savings for Healthy Living

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October 4 2011 • Covenant House Wins Aviva USA's Street to School Campaign

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August 26 2011 • Aviva's New York Office Prepares for Hurricane Irene

Aviva Life and Annuity Company of New York's Melville office will close at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, August 26. Calls are being transferred to our West Des Moines, Iowa, office to maintain continuity in customer service. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend and will update this message as necessary. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our goal is to put people before policies, and as such, please take proper care and precautions if you live on the East Coast.

August 4 2011 • 2011 Aviva plc Interim Results Statement

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July 12 2011 • Iowa Companies Combine Efforts to Offer Life Insurance Coverage as Part of Annual Employee Benefits Enrollment Period

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July 7 2011 • Aviva USA Launches Status for Youth on Facebook

Aviva USA Launches Status for Youth on Facebook

June 14 2011 • Aviva USA Announces Organizational Changes

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May 2 2011 •Aviva USA Committed To Putting People Before Policies

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April 14 2011 •Aviva USA Names Joseph Wittrock as Chief Investment Officer

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April 12 2011 •Aviva USA Recognizes International Day For Street Children By Taking Time to Volunteer at Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

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March 3 2011 •Aviva plc Preliminary Results 2010

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February 28 2011 •Aviva survey reveals more Americans plan to work longer and start saving more to address retirement concerns

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January 5 2011 •Aviva's U.S. Operations Headquarters Receives Gold-Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification

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2010

October 27 2010 •Aviva Donates Winter Coats and Boots to 300 Local Children

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October 21 2010 •Aviva USA Holds Grand Opening for U.S. Operations Headquarters

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August 25 2010 •Aviva USA Completes Move to New U.S. Headquarters

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August 20 2010 •Aviva USA To Participate In Day Of Action

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August 16 2010 •Aviva USA Preps Topeka-Area Students With New Backpacks, Supplies

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August 5 2010 •Aviva Half Year Report: Strong Growth In Profits and Capital Generation

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August 2 2010 •Aviva USA Names Christopher Welp To Lead Insurance Operations

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July 26 2010 •Aviva USA Names Jeff Fitch Senior VP & Chief Risk Officer

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May 11 2010 •Aviva Delivers Second Consecutive Quarter of Growth

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April 21 2010 •Earth Day Trash Bash

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April 2 2010 •Roundtable Member Companies Participate In Financial Literacy Month

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March 23 2010 •Aviva USA Promotes Currier and Elming to Key Executive Positions

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March 4 2010 •Aviva plc Preliminary Results 2009

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February 4 2010 •Aviva Reports Encouraging Fourth Quarter Sales

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2009

December 14 2009 •Jeff Frazee Joins Aviva

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October 20 2009 •Aviva Starts Trading on the NYSE

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October 7 2009 •Aviva to list on New York Stock Exchange

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September 9 2009 •Aviva Appoints Chris Littlefield to U.S. CEO Post

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Aviva in the News

2011

Aviva USA CEO Chris Littlefield featured in Broker World magazine

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2010

Insurers to be responsible for fixed-annuity suitability (April 4 2010)

(Aviva USA Chief Compliance Officer Maureen Closson quoted Investment News )
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Elming, Currier promoted to key positions at Aviva USA (April 1 2010)

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Annuities issuers strive for investors' 'sweet spot' (March 13 2010)

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Winning Strategies by Dave Willis (January 1 2010)

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2009

Guarantees, "De-risking" Were Top Product Trends in 2009 (December 21 2009)

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Aviva USA success ascends through economic mayhem
(December 13 2009)

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Aviva employees help keep McKinley students warm
(October 8 2009)

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Aviva makes first trades on N.Y. Stock Exchange
(October 21 2009)

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Short-Term Premium Financing May Work for Affluent Clients by Chuck VanDevander (October 19 2009)

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Aviva shares to trade on NYSE
(October 8 2009)

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New Influentials (October 5 2009)

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Work Ethics: Aviva USA Chief Compliance Officer Maureen Closson quoted in July 2009 issue of Best's Review magazine

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1 AnnuitySpecs.com Indexed Sales & Market Reports. Third Quarter 2012
2 Amounts measured on the basis used to prepare the Company’s Statutory Annual Statements.

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