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Royal Neighbors of America recognized as “Five Fastest-Growing Life Insurers” in the Industry

May 6, 2019

Royal Neighbors Highlighted in Life Annuity Specialist Publication

Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors President and CEO,
in front of Home Office.

Rock Island, Ill. (May 6, 2019) – Royal Neighbors of America, Rock Island, Illinois, has been highlighted in Life Annuity Specialist, a branch of Money-Media, A Financial Times Company, as one of the five fastest-growing life insurers in the marketplace.

The Life Annuity Specialist publication highlighted five of the fastest-growing life insurers based on sales data collected from National Association of Insurance Commissioners between 2012-2017. In this five-year period, Royal Neighbors grew 187% underneath the leadership of President and CEO, Cynthia Tidwell. Cynthia focused her efforts on streamlining and simplifying products, as well as improving the customer experience.

“Before I came aboard, they had a variety of products that really weren’t for the benefit of the agent or the customer,” Ms. Tidwell stated. She believes the key to exponential growth for the organization is offering simplified products and a variety of annuity options. “We’ve tried to make the customer and agent experience as easy and frictionless as possible.”

About Royal Neighbors of America

Royal Neighbors of America is a unique provider of life insurance and annuities whose mission is to protect women financially and empower them to improve their lives, families, and communities. Royal Neighbors was founded as a membership organization in 1895 by nine pioneering women who recognized the need to insure the lives of women and children. Today, with headquarters in Rock Island, Illinois, and an operation in Mesa, Arizona, Royal Neighbors delivered over $17 million of Social Good in 2018 and serves over 200,000 members. For more information and to become a member of Royal Neighbors, visit us at

About Life Annuity Specialist


Life Annuity Specialist is focused on providing actionable business intelligence to executives at life insurance carriers and annuity providers. Life Annuity Specialist delivers thorough coverage of all firms that manufacture and sell variable, fixed and indexed annuities, term and permanent life insurance, as well as other insurance solutions of the life and health market. For more information, visit



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