AEGON N.V. provides life insurance, pension, and asset management products and services primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company offers a range of life and protection products, including traditional, universal, endowment, term, employer, and whole life insurance products; and accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, cancer treatment, disability, income protection, and long term care insurance. It also offers individual savings and retirement products, including fixed and variable annuity products, retail mutual funds, and mortgages; employer solutions and pensions comprising individual and group pensions, as well as 401(k) plans and similar products sponsored by or obtained through an employer; and general insurance products, including automotive, liability, fire protection, and household insurance. AEGON N.V. markets its products directly, as well as through various sales and distribution channels, including independent and career agents, financial planners, registered representatives, independent marketing organizations, banks, broker-dealers, benefit consulting firms, wirehouses, affinity groups, institutional partners, independent managing general agencies, specialized financial advisors, and the Internet. The company was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands.