Producers who sell index annuities gave American Equity a solid "B" grade, according to results from the Advantage Group’s annual survey. Producers were asked to assign grades ("A" through "F") to companies they deal with on six different criteria.

Allianz and ING were the second- and third-ranked companies, both receiving Bs with "grade point averages" above 3.0. The lowest-ranked company was National Western, which received an average grade of 1.964.

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