Who We Are

American Enterprise continues to be recognized throughout the industry as a company with excellent financial strength. This allows us to be able to provide you with greater solutions to protect the health, happiness, and financial security of your entire family.


Rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best

In April 2019, AM Best revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “A-” of American Enterprise's six insurance company subsidiaries under the brands of American Republic®, Medico®, and Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®). The A- (Excellent) rating is fourth highest of 15 possible ratings given by AM Best. As an independent, non-government company, AM Best does not recommend products or services but does provide independent opinions of a company’s overall financial strength. For the latest ratings, access www.ambest.com.

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Our Story

Our roots date back to the inception of American Republic Insurance Company in 1929. The company was founded by Watson Powell, a pioneer in the health and accident insurance business. Medico Insurance Company was founded in 1930 as a health and accident association under the title Central Catholic Casualty Company with home offices in Columbus, NE. Great Western Insurance Company was established in 1983 in Ogden, UT, by John E. Lindquist, owner of Lindquist Mortuaries & Cemeteries. Medico Insurance Company was acquired in 2012, and Great Western Insurance Company was acquired in 2018.

Today, American Enterprise has multiple insurance companies under the American Republic®, Great Western, and Medico® brands. These companies are licensed in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia. Our insurance products are marketed through various distribution channels, including independent agents, career agents, direct marketing, funeral homes, and distribution partners. They include American Republic Insurance Services® and Americare Group®.

Our Annual Meeting

  • Voting Procedures and Ballot Requests

    The annual meeting of American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company (the "Company") is held each year at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday in March. At the annual meeting, members elect the Company's directors and transact any other business properly coming before the annual meeting. The next annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The annual meeting is held at the principal office of the Company, which is located at 601 Sixth Avenue in Des Moines, IA.

    Voting procedures

    At every annual meeting, each member who was a member of record on a date fixed by the Board of Directors shall have one vote upon any proposition coming before the meeting. The record date will not be more than 90 days prior to the annual meeting. Votes may be cast in person or by a ballot furnished by the Company, signed by the eligible voter, and mailed or personally delivered by the eligible voter to the principal office of the Company. To be counted, a ballot must include the policy or contract number or numbers or the billing number or numbers, be completed as prescribed in the instructions, and reach the principal office no later than the business day prior to the meeting at which it is to be voted.

    How to request a ballot or additional information

    An eligible voter who wishes to vote by ballot without attending the annual meeting may do so by requesting a ballot from the Secretary of the Company at least 15 days prior to the meeting. The request should be sent to:

    American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company
    Attn: Corporate Secretary
    601 Sixth Ave.
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Or call toll free at (888) 787-2244.

    *Policyholders of American Republic Insurance Company, American Republic Corp Insurance Company, Medico Insurance Company, Medico Corp Life Insurance Company, and Medico Life and Health Insurance Company are members of American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company (the "Company"). As a member of the Company, the membership interests consist of the right to vote at an annual or special meeting of the Company for the election of directors and on any proposition submitted to a vote of the members, as provided by the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the Company, and such other rights as provided by law.

  • Annual Report

    Click here to view the most recent American Enterprise Annual Report.