Founded in 1900, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company has offered insurance and financial services for more than 100 years. Today, it offers term, universal life, whole life, accident and health insurance, as well as annuities to a client base of more than 4 million people. American General employs approximately 6,000 people at more than 200 sales and service locations, primarily in the Southeast and the Midwest. Originally known as The National Sick and Accident Association of Nashville, American General did not adopt its current name until 1984. In 2001, the company was acquired by American International Group (AIG), an international insurance and financial services organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. American General Life and Accident Insurance Company is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.