RGA stands for Reinsurance Group of America. Reinsurance is insurance bought by other insurance providers to help improve their risk management. Being a reinsurance company RGA does not sell health insurance; however, health insurance policies are among the type of group plans supported by RGA Reinsurance. With assets of $30.7 billion, RGA is the second largest life reinsurance company in North America and the third largest in the world. It is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and has several offices around the world.

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RGA Insurance Company History and Information

RGA was founded in 1973 as General American Reinsurance, a division of General American Life Insurance Company. That same year an office opened in Canada and the company became an international reinsurance company. Reinsurance Group of America stock began to trade publicly in 1993. In 2000, MetLife acquired General American and its subsidiaries. Most recently, in 2008, RGA split from MetLife and became an independent reinsurance company.

RGA has continued to grow under the leadership of current president and chief executive officer, A. Greig Woodring and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jack B. Lay. Their goal is to become the leading global reinvestment company and for their clients to consider them essential for profit and growth. In 2010, the company acquired ReliaStar’s U.S. and Canadian group life, accident, and health reinsurance divisions. RGA was named the Life Reinsurance Company of the Year in 2011. The company now owns 27 subsidiaries and has branches in 23 countries around the world including:

  • England
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Australia

RGA Insurance Company Contact Information

If you wish to contact RGA Insurance for additional information, you can call or write to their corporate headquarters outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Information regarding their Canadian office or other offices around the world can be found online.

Mailing Address:

1370 Timberlake Manor Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63107-6039
Phone Number: (636) 736-7000
Toll Free: (888) 736-5445

RGA Insurance Company Ratings

RGA is ranked number 290 on the Fortune 500 list. Reinsurance Group of America receives solid ratings for financial stability from the major ratings providers. These include:

RGA, while not accredited or rated by the Better Business Bureau, due to insufficient information having been provided, also does not have any complaints filed against it with the BBB. This information can be found at www.bbb.org.

RGA Insurance Company Products and Services

RGA only markets reinsurance products. They do not sell regular personal or group insurance of any type but sell reinsurance to support many of these plan types. Reinsurance Group of America supports the following types of group insurance plans:

  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Accident Coverage
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Specialty Risk
  • Catastrophe Coverage

RGA also offers life reinsurance for plans that include:

  • Term Life
  • Whole Life
  • Universal Life
  • Corporate Owned Life Insurance
  • Mortality Catastrophe Coverage

Additionally, RGA offers consultation services to companies regarding topics such as the following:

  • Financial Services
  • Efficient Deployment of Capital
  • Acquiring Other Companies
  • Regulatory and Tax Solutions
  • Assistance with Investment Strategies

Finally, RGA offers product development consultation services to companies around the world. They are available to consult and assist clients with:

  • Idea Selection
  • Product Design
  • Implementation Support
  • Product Management Support
  • Reinsurance Support

RGA Insurance Company Community Supports

Reinsurance Group of America supports several charities and initiatives to help improve the communities in which they are located. They support these through providing employees as volunteers and making financial donations. A recent initiative the company supported was earthquake and tsunami relief for Japan.

RGA Insurance Company Careers

Currently, RGA employs 1535 employees around the world. The company lists job opportunities on its website by country. There are currently several U.S. openings, which include:

  • Global Acquisitions Analyst
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Health Services Consultant
  • Director Business Solutions
  • Actuary

Employees with RGA enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Education assistance
  • Retirement plans
  • Paid time off

If you are interested in applying for a position, you can find instructions to upload a resume and apply online.

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