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Our History

A family-owned company that has evolved into a diversified retirement services provider, Jackson National Life Insurance Company® ("Jackson®") has a rich history. Named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, Jackson first opened for business in 1961.

The company has a long and successful track record of providing advisers with the products, tools and support they need to design effective retirement solutions for their clients. Since 1995, Jackson has broadened its product lineup to include variable, fixed and fixed index annuities, and institutional products such as guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements and medium-term notes. Through subsidiaries and affiliates, the company also provides asset management and retail brokerage services.


Key milestones:

1961 Company is founded and sells first policy
1975 Jackson introduces its flexible premium annuity
1982 Annuity sales triple from $50 million to $162 million
1987 Jackson surpasses $1 billion in sales
1989 Sales exceed $2 billion
1996 Jackson begins marketing variable annuity and fixed index annuity products
1998 National Planning Holdings®, Inc. (NPH) is formed
1998 Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York® opens, expanding Jackson's sales and distribution to all 50 states
2000 NPH acquires INVEST Financial Corporation® and Investment Centers of America, Inc.SM
2002 Jackson surpasses $50 billion in assets (GAAP)
2003 Jackson launches Curian Capital®, LLC, a separately managed accounts provider
2005 Jackson acquires Life Insurance Company of Georgia, doubling its policy count to 3 million
2010 IFRS assets exceed $100 billion*
2011 Jackson achieves record sales and deposits of $22.9 billion** and record IFRS net income of $683 million
2012 Jackson acquires Reassure America Life Insurance Company, increasing its policy count to more than 4 million

*International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a principles-based set of international accounting standards indicating how transactions and other events should be reported in financial statements. IFRS is issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson's parent to report the Group's financial results.

**Sales and deposits from Jackson's subsidiaries Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York and Curian Capital have been included in Jackson's total sales and deposits figure.
Why Jackson
Jackson is one of the top annuity providers in the country.