Our Brands and Products

American Enterprise actively seeks strong businesses to acquire that align with our mission to help customers secure their financial futures. We have seven insurance companies that distribute insurance products through various distribution channels and are licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Our Brands

American Enterprise has multiple insurance companies under the American Republic®, Great Western, and Medico® brands.

American Republic

American Republic Insurance Company was founded in 1929 by Watson Powell, a pioneer in the health and accident insurance business. From the beginning, the company was dedicated to providing personal insurance services to individuals and families at an affordable price. American Republic remains focused on delivering quality coverage with integrity and outstanding service.

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Medico has provided quality insurance solutions to people across America since 1930. Among the three Medico companies — Medico Insurance Company, Medico Corp Life Insurance Company, and Medico Life and Health Insurance Company — they're licensed in 41 states and have about 250,000 active policies. Medico was acquired into the American Enterprise family of companies in 2012.

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Great Western Insurance Company

​Great Western Insurance Company focuses on providing Preneed insurance to the funeral home industry and is licensed in 46 states and the District of Columbia. John E. Lindquist, owner of Lindquist Mortuaries & Cemeteries, founded the company in 1983. After working together for several years, Great Western was acquired into the American Enterprise family in 2018.

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Our Products

Through our family of companies, we distribute and offer the following insurance products.

Medicare Supplement Insurance

Medicare Supplement plans help bridge the gap between what Medicare pays and your out-of-pocket costs. Medico offers Plans A, F, High-deductible F, G, and N, and a basic benefit plan with optional riders in Wisconsin.

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Short-Term Care Insurance

If you're between 18 and 79 years old, Medico's Short-Term Recovery Care plan covers your recovery in a facility if you suffer an illness or injury. It helps with home healthcare, hospice care, or even adult daycare expenses.

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Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Medico's Hospital Indemnity plan covers out-of-pocket costs when you’re hospitalized for an injury or illness. Benefits range from hospitalization to skilled nursing facility care. It has no deductible and no required pre-certification.

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Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

As you age, your teeth, eyes, and ears need more attention. Medicare and most health insurance plans do not cover basic services, but Medico's Dental Insurance Portfolio can help you with vision, hearing, and dental health costs.

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First Diagnosis Cancer Insurance

If you're between 18 and 79 years old, Medico's First Diagnosis Cancer plan can help if you’re diagnosed with internal cancer or malignant melanoma. It’s a one-time benefit that is paid directly to you. 

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Preneed Funeral Insurance

Great Western Insurance Company's Preneed Funeral insurance plan allows you to lock in today’s funeral rates and remove all the guesswork for your family by preplanning funeral arrangements.

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Final Expense Insurance

Great Western Insurance Company's Final Expense insurance is much more than funeral insurance. Besides funeral costs, it covers a range of final expenses — from unpaid debts and medical bills to probate fees and college tuition.

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CareAssist Short-Term Convalescent Care Insurance

American Republic's CareAssist Short-Term Convalescent Care insurance allows you to receive care at home and protect your hard-earned savings from the costs of short-term care.

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Reaching Our Customers

American Enterprise has diverse distribution channels that allow specialized approaches to meet the needs of our customers.

American Republic Insurance Services

American Republic Insurance Services agents work face-to-face with clients to assess their needs and discuss which life and health insurance is right for them.

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Americare Group

Americare Group's licensed representatives work with clients over the telephone and internet to help them find and purchase insurance products that best fit their needs.

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Great Western Partners

Funeral home partners and Final Expense agents assist customers with end-of-life plans with Great Western's Final Expense and Preneed Funeral insurance solutions.

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Medico Independent Agents

Medico works with more than 20,000 independent brokers and agents who offer Medico's products to fill in coverage gaps and provide security to our customers.

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