Variable Interest Entities [Abstract] Complete disclosure related to the Company's Variable Interest Entities (VIEs) including Consolidated Investment Entities (CIEs) [Abstract] Fair Value, Option, Quantitative Disclosures [Table] Fair Value, Option, Quantitative Disclosures [Table] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Domain] Income Statement Location [Domain] Net investment income [Member] Net Investment Income [Member] Primary financial statement caption in which reported facts about net investment income have been included. Legal Entity [Axis] Legal Entity [Axis] Entity [Domain] Entity [Domain] Consolidated investment entities [Member] Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary [Member] Fair value and unpaid principal balance of assets and liabilities carried at fair value under the fair value option Fair Value, Option, Quantitative Disclosures [Line Items] Estimated fair value of CLO debt CLO debt valued using DCF model Debt of consolidated CLOs valued by using discounted cash flow method Total net gains (losses) recognized in net investment income related to changes in the fair value of financial assets and liabilities for which the fair value option was elected Fair Value, Option, Changes in Fair Value, Gain (Loss) Syndicated loans [Abstract] Syndicated Loans [Abstract] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Unpaid principal balance Principal Amount Outstanding of Loans Held-in-portfolio Excess unpaid principal over fair value Fair Value, Option, Aggregate Differences, Loans and Long-term Receivables Fair value Loans Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure Fair value of loans more than 90 days past due Fair Value, Option, Loans Held as Assets, 90 Days or More Past Due Fair value of loans in nonaccrual status Fair Value, Option, Loans Held as Assets, Aggregate Amount in Nonaccrual Status Difference between fair value and unpaid principal of loans more than 90 days past due, loans in nonaccrual status or both Fair Value, Option, Loans Held as Assets, Aggregate Difference Debt [Abstract] Debt Instruments [Abstract] Unpaid principal balance Debt Instrument Unpaid Principal Amount The principal amount outstanding of total long-term debt. Excess unpaid principal over fair value Fair Value, Option, Aggregate Differences, Long-term Debt Instruments Carrying value Debt Instrument, Fair Value Disclosure Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Interest and debt expense [Member] Interest Expense, Borrowings [Member] The aggregate amount of interest expense on all borrowings. Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Net unrealized derivatives gains (losses) reclassified from AOCI into income, effective portion, net Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income, Effective Portion, Net Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains, before tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains arising during the period, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) on Securities Arising During Period, before Tax Reclassification of net securities gains included in net income, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI for Sale of Securities, before Tax Impact of DAC, DSIC, unearned revenue, benefit reserves and reinsurance recoverables, before tax Other Comprehensive Income Impact Of DAC DSIC Unearned Revenue Benefit Reserves And Reinsurance Recoverables Before Tax The amount of change in other comprehensive income, before tax, related to the unrealized gain or loss on available for sale securities that were charged to balance sheet accounts such as deferred acquisition costs, deferred sales inducement costs, unearned revenue, benefit reserves or reinsurance recoverables. Net unrealized securities gains, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Net unrealized derivatives gains, before tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Reclassification of net derivative losses included in net income, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI on Derivatives, before Tax Net unrealized derivatives gains, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Defined benefit plans net gain arising during the period, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Net Unamortized Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, before Tax Defined benefit plans, before tax Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Adjustment, before Reclassification Adjustments and Tax Foreign currency translation, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Adjustment, before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Other, before tax Other Comprehensive Income Loss Adjustment Other Investments Before Tax Amount before tax and reclassification adjustments, of appreciation (loss) in value of unsold Other Investments. Excludes the amount related to other than temporary impairment (OTTI) loss. Other comprehensive income attributable to Ameriprise Financial, before tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Tax Impact [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent, Parenthetical Disclosures [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains (losses), tax impact [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities, Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains arising during the period, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) on Securities Arising During Period, Tax Reclassification of net securities gains included in net income, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI for Sale of Securities, Tax Impact of DAC, DSIC, unearned revenue, benefit reserves and reinsurance recoverables, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income Impact Of DAC DSIC Unearned Revenue Benefit Reserves And Reinsurance Recoverables Tax The amount of tax in change in other comprehensive income related to the unrealized gain or loss on available for sale securities that were charged to balance sheet accounts such as deferred acquisition costs, deferred sales inducement costs, unearned revenue, benefit reserves or reinsurance recoverables. Net unrealized securities gains, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities, Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Net unrealized derivatives losses, tax impact [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Reclassification of net derivative losses included in net income, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI on Derivatives, Tax Net unrealized derivatives gains, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Tax Defined benefit plans net gain arising during the period, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Net Unamortized Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, Tax Defined benefit plans, tax impact Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Tax Foreign currency translation, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment, Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Other, tax impact Other comprehensive income (loss) adjustment other investments, tax Amount of tax expense (benefit) before reclassification adjustments on other investments Other comprehensive income attributable to Ameriprise Financial, tax impact Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains (losses), net of tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net unrealized securities gains arising during the period, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) on Securities Arising During Period, Net of Tax Reclassification of net securities gains included in net income, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI for Sale of Securities, Net of Tax Impact of DAC, DSIC, unearned revenue, benefit reserves and reinsurance recoverables, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income Impact of D A C D S I C Unearned Revenue Benefit Reserves and Reinsurance Recoverables Net of Tax Represents the impact, net of tax, on DAC, DSIC, unearned revenue, benefit reserves and reinsurance recoverables related to net unrealized gains (losses) on securities recognized in other comprehensive income. Net unrealized securities gains, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Net unrealized derivatives losses, net of tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Reclassification of net derivative losses included in net income, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI on Derivatives, Net of Tax Net unrealized derivatives gains, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Defined benefit plans net gain arising during the period, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Net Unamortized Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, Net of Tax Defined benefit plans, net of tax Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Adjustment, before Reclassification Adjustments, Net of Tax Foreign currency translation, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Adjustment, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Other, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income Loss Adjustment Other Investments Net of Tax Amount after tax and reclassification adjustments, of appreciation (loss) in value of unsold Other Investments. Excludes amounts related to other than temporary impairment (OTTI) loss. Other comprehensive income attributable to Ameriprise Financial, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Segment Reporting [Abstract] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Business Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segment [Domain] Segments [Domain] Advice and Wealth Management [Member] Advice and Wealth Management [Member] Segment of business which provides financial planning and advice, as well as full service brokerage and banking services. Asset Management [Member] Asset Management Segment [Member] Segment of business which provides investment advice and investment products to retail, high net worth and institutional clients. Annuities [Member] Annuities [Member] Segment of business which provides variable and fixed annuity products. Protection [Member] Protection [Member] Segment of business which provides a variety of protection products to address the protection and risk management needs of the entity's clients, including life, disability income and property-casualty insurance products. Corporate and Other [Member] Corporate and Other [Member] Summary of assets by segment Segment Reporting, Asset Reconciling Item [Line Items] Total assets Assets Insurance [Abstract] Net Amount at Risk, by Product and Guarantee [Table] Net Amount at Risk, by Product and Guarantee [Table] Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts, Guarantee Type [Axis] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Guarantee [Axis] Guaranteed Insurance Benefit Type [Domain] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Guarantee [Domain] GMDB [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit [Member] GGU death benefit [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Gain Gross up [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance or another amount defined in the contract. The provisions of the contract gross up the amount payable by a certain percentage of contract earnings. GMIB [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit [Member] GMWB [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit [Member] GMAB [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit [Member] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Benefit [Axis] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Benefit [Axis] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Benefit [Domain] Guaranteed Insurance Contract, Type of Benefit [Domain] Return of premium [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Return of Premium [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance or a return of premium. Five/six-year reset [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Five or Six Year Reset [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance, subject to a five or six year reset of the contract value. One-year ratchet [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit One Year Ratchet [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance. The value of the benefit ratchets up to the maximum account value each year. Five-year ratchet [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Five Year Ratchet [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance. The value ratchets up to the maximum account value every five years. Other [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit Other [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance. The value received is determined by other criteria not separately identified in the taxonomy. GMWB standard benefit [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Standard Benefit [Member] The minimum amount (usually stated as a percentage of premiums) that will be available for withdrawal pursuant to terms of the long-duration contract. Regardless of the contract value, the contract or policy holder is guaranteed the right to periodic withdrawals from the contract until the amount withdrawn is equal to the guaranteed amount. GMWB for life [Member] Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit [Member] Variable Annuity Guarantees by Benefit Type Net Amount at Risk by Product and Guarantee [Line Items] Total contract value Net Amount at Risk by Product and Guarantee, General Account Value Contract value in separate accounts Net Amount at Risk by Product and Guarantee, Separate Account Value Net amount at risk Net Amount at Risk by Product and Guarantee, Net Amount at Risk Weighted average attained age Net Amount at Risk by Product and Guarantee, Weighted Average Attained Age Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Fair values of assets and liabilities [Text Block] Fair Value Disclosures [Text Block] Deferred Acquisition Costs and Deferred Sales Inducement Costs -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Schedule of balances of and changes in DAC [Table Text Block] Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs [Table Text Block] Schedule of balances of and changes in DSIC [Table Text Block] Deferred Sales Inducements [Table Text Block] Segment Information[Text Block] Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Fair Value Inputs Assets (Liabilities) Quantitative Information [Table] Fair Value Inputs Assets (Liabilities) Quantitative Information [Table] Schedule of the inputs used in the fair value measurement of assets and liabilities. This disclosure may include, but is not limited to, the fair value of the asset and liability, valuation technique used to measure fair value, the inputs used to measure fair value, the ranges of the inputs, and the weighted averages of the inputs. Ameriprise Financial [Member] Consolidated Entity Excluding Variable Interest Entities (VIE) [Member] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Domain] Asset Class [Domain] Corporate debt securities [Member] Corporate Debt Securities [Member] Asset-backed Securities [Member] Asset-backed Securities [Member] Liability Class [Axis] Liability Class [Axis] Fair Value by Liability Class [Domain] Fair Value by Liability Class [Domain] IUL embedded derivatives [Member] Indexed Universal Life Embedded Derivatives [Member] Represents the embedded derivatives related to life insurance contract under which the premiums are generally flexible, the level of death benefits may be adjusted, and mortality expense and other charges may vary. GMWB and GMAB embedded derivatives [Member] GMWB and GMAB Embedded Derivatives [Member] The embedded derivative related to guaranteed minimum withdrawal and accumulation provisions of insurance contracts. Contingent consideration liabilities [Member] Contingent Consideration Liability [Member] Contingent Consideration Liability [Member] Valuation Technique [Axis] Valuation Technique [Axis] Valuation Technique [Domain] Valuation Technique [Domain] Discounted cash flow [Member] Discounted Cash Flow Technique [Member] Discounted cash flow approach valuation technique used to measure fair value. Range [Axis] Range [Axis] Range [Domain] Range [Domain] Minimum [Member] Minimum [Member] Maximum [Member] Maximum [Member] Weighted average [Member] Weighted Average [Member] Fair values of assets and liabilities Fair Value Inputs Assets (Liabilities) Quantitative Information [Line Items] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Assets at fair value Assets, Fair Value Disclosure Yield/spread to U.S. Treasuries (as a percent) Fair Value Inputs Yield and Spread to Treasury Represents the yield or spread to treasury (i.e. the difference in yield between a U.S. Treasury security and any other fixed maturity security), used as an input to measure fair value. Annual short-term default rate Fair Value Inputs, Probability of Default, Short-Term Percentage of likelihood a loan will not be repaid and instead default over the short-term, used as an input to measure fair value. Annual long-term default rate Fair Value Inputs, Probability of Default, Long-Term Percentage of likelihood a loan will not be repaid and instead default over the long term, used as an input to measure fair value. Discount rate Fair Value Inputs, Discount Rate Constant prepayment rate Fair Value Inputs, Prepayment Rate Loss recovery (as a percent) Fair Value Inputs, Loss Severity Liabilities at fair value Financial and Nonfinancial Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure Nonperformance risk (as a percent) Fair Value Inputs, Counterparty Credit Risk Utilization of guaranteed withdrawals (as a percent) Fair Value Inputs Utilization of Guaranteed Withdrawals Represents the expected rate at which policyholders will utilize the guaranteed withdrawal on policies. Surrender rate (as a percent) Fair Value Inputs Surrender Rate Represents the expected rate of surrender on policies, used as an input to measure fair value. Market volatility (as a percent) Fair Value Assumptions, Expected Volatility Rate Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Earnings per share attributable to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. common shareholders [Text Block] Earnings Per Share [Text Block] Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Type of Adoption [Domain] Type of Adoption [Domain] Balance adjusted for change in accounting policies [Member] Adjusted for change in accounting policies [Member] [Member] Adjusted for change in accounting policies [Member] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Net unrealized securities gains [Member] Accumulated Net Investment Gain (Loss) Attributable to Parent [Member] Net unrealized derivatives gains [Member] Accumulated Net Gain (Loss) from Cash Flow Hedges Attributable to Parent [Member] Defined benefit plans [Member] Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Foreign currency translation [Member] Accumulated Foreign Currency Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Other [Member] Accumulated Net Unrealized From Other Investment Gain Loss [Member] Accumulated Net Unrealized From Other Investment Gain Loss Member [Member] AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Beginning balance Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Cumulative effect of change in accounting policies Cumulative Effect of New Accounting Principle in Period of Adoption OCI before reclassifications Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Reclassifications, Net of Tax Amounts reclassified from AOCI Reclassification from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, Current Period, Net of Tax Ending balance Noncredit related impairments on securities and net unrealized securities gains (losses) on previously impaired securities Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Available For Sale Securities Impairment Other than Credit The amount included in accumulated other comprehensive income related to net unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities as of the balance sheet date that is attributable to noncredit related impairments on securities and net unrealized securities losses on previously impaired securities. Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] OTTI Recognized in Earnings Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Credit Losses on Debt Securities Held Credit losses for which an other-than-temporary impairment was not previously recognized Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Additions, No Previous Impairment Credit losses for which an other-than-temporary impairment was previously recognized Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Additions, Additional Credit Losses Reductions for securities sold during the period (realized) Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Reductions, Securities Sold Ending balance Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Schedule of assets and liabilities held by consolidated investment entities measured at fair value on a recurring basis [Table Text Block] Schedule of Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Schedule of changes in Level 3 assets and liabilities held by consolidated investment entities measured at fair value on a recurring basis [Table Text Block] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of fair value and unpaid principal balance of assets and liabilities carried at fair value under the fair value option [Table Text Block] Fair Value, Option, Quantitative Disclosures [Table Text Block] Schedule of debt of the consolidated investment entities and the stated interest rates [Table Text Block] Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment [Table] Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment [Table] Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment [Axis] Investment Type [Axis] Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment, Category [Domain] Investments [Domain] Mutual funds Mutual Funds [Member] This element represents mutual funds. Equity [Member] Mutual Funds Equity [Member] This element represents mutual funds - equity. Bond [Member] Mutual Funds Bond [Member] This element represents the mutual funds - bond. Other [Member] Other Mutual Funds [Member] This element represents mutual funds - other. Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment [Line Items] Total mutual funds Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment, Fair Value Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Nature of Stock Repurchases [Axis] Nature of Stock Repurchases [Axis] The nature of the stock repurchases for which information is disclosed, by type of repurchase. Nature of Stock Repurchases [Domain] Nature of Stock Repurchases [Domain] Type of stock repurchase for which information is disaggregated. Open market share repurchases [Member] Open Market Share Repurchases [Member] Repurchases of shares on the open market through privately negotiated transactions or block trades or other means. Repurchase of common shares (in shares) Stock Repurchased During Period, Shares Repurchase of common shares Stock Repurchased During Period, Value Stock repurchase program, authorized amount Stock Repurchase Program, Authorized Amount Remaining balance under stock repurchase program Stock Repurchase Program, Remaining Authorized Repurchase Amount Number of shares reacquired through surrender of restricted shares Stock Reacquired Through Surrender of Restricted Stock Number This element represents the number of shares reacquired through the surrender of restricted shares during the period to cover the holders income tax obligation on vested shares. Value of shares reacquired through surrender of restricted shares Stock Reacquired Through Surrender of Restricted Stock Value This element represents the value of shares reacquired through the surrender of restricted shares during the period to cover the holders income tax obligation on vested shares. Number of shares reacquired through net settlement options Stock Reacquired Through Net Settlement of Options Number Represents the number of shares reacquired through the net settlement of options during the period to cover the strike price and the holders income tax obligation on vested shares. Aggregate value of shares reacquired through net settlement options Stock Reacquired Through Net Settlement of Options Aggregate Value Represents the aggregate value of shares reacquired through the net settlement of options during the period to cover the strike price and the holders' income tax obligation on vested shares. Treasury shares reissued for restricted stock award grants and Ameriprise Financial Franchise Advisor Deferred Compensation Plan Stock Issued During Period Shares Treasury Stock Reissued for Restricted Stock Award Grants Number of treasury shares (units) reissued during the period to satisfy equity-based compensation obligations exercised by holders of such rights. Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract] Fair Values Derivatives, Balance Sheet Location, by Derivative Contract Type [Table] Fair Values Derivatives, Balance Sheet Location, by Derivative Contract Type [Table] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Domain] Hedging Designation [Domain] Derivatives designated as hedging instruments [Member] Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments [Member] Not Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Derivative Instrument Risk [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Contract Type [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Interest rate contracts [Member] Interest Rate Contract [Member] Equity contracts [Member] Equity Contract [Member] Credit contracts [Member] Credit Risk Contract [Member] Foreign exchange contracts [Member] Foreign Exchange Contract [Member] Other contracts [Member] Other Contract [Member] EIA embedded derivatives [Member] Equity Indexed Annuities Embedded Derivatives [Member] The embedded derivative related to a contract that provides periodic payments based on a host index amount. SMC embedded derivatives [Member] Stock Market Certificates Embedded Derivatives [Member] The embedded derivative related to stock market certificate products. Total embedded derivatives [Member] Embedded Derivative Financial Instruments [Member] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Other assets [Member] Other Assets [Member] Other liabilities [Member] Other Liabilities [Member] Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims [Member] Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims [Member] Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims is the aggregate amount of liabilities recorded as of the balance sheet date for policy obligations including unpaid claims and claims adjustment expense. Customer deposits [Member] Deposits [Member] Derivatives and Hedging Activities Derivatives, Fair Value [Line Items] Notional amount Derivative, Notional Amount Derivative liability after application of master netting arrangements and cash collateral including embedded derivative liabilities Derivative Liability After Application Of Master Netting Arrangements And Cash Collateral Including Embedded Derivative Liabilities Fair value as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities resulting from contracts that meet the criteria of being accounted for as derivative instruments, net of the effects of master netting arrangements and cash collateral. This amount includes the fair value of embedded derivative liabilities. The amount excludes the effect of securities collateral. Gross fair value of assets Derivative Asset, Fair Value, Gross Asset Gross fair value of liabilities Derivative Liability, Fair Value, Gross Liability Fair value of investment securities received as collateral Derivative Asset, Fair Value of Collateral Fair value of investment securities received as collateral that can be repledged Fair Value of Securities Received as Collateral that Can be Resold or Repledged Fair value of investment securities received as collateral that were repledged Fair Value of Securities Received as Collateral that Have Been Resold or Repledged Gain (Loss) on Investments Gain (Loss) on Investments Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table] Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Recurring basis [Member] Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Level 1 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 [Member] Level 2 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Level 3 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping, Disclosure Item Amounts [Axis] Measurement Basis [Axis] Fair Value, Disclosure Item Amounts [Domain] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Portion at Fair Value Measurement (Needed for outline only) [Member] Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Carrying Value [Member] Reported Value Measurement [Member] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Fair Value, Balance Sheet Grouping, Financial Statement Captions [Line Items] Financial Assets Financial Instruments, Financial Assets, Balance Sheet Groupings [Abstract] Mortgage Loans, Net Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Commercial and Consumer, Net Policy and certificate loans Loans, Gross, Insurance Policy Receivables Margin loans and securities borrowed Value of brokerage margin loans and securities borrowed. Restricted and segregated cash Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Other investments and assets Other Investments and Other Assets The value of other investments and other assets not individually reported in the financial statement disclosure. Fair value of advisor loans moved from Level 2 to Level 3 Loans to Financial Advisors Fair Value Disclosure Loans to Financial Advisors Fair Value Disclosure Financial Liabilities Financial Instruments, Financial Liabilities, Balance Sheet Groupings [Abstract] Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims Liability for Future Policy Benefits and Unpaid Claims and Claims Adjustment Expense Investment certificate reserves Deposits, Investment Certificate The total of all investment certificate deposits held by the entity. Brokerage customer deposits Deposits Banking and Brokerage The total of all deposits held in bank or brokerage accounts for the benefit of customers. Separate account liabilities measured at NAV Separate Accounts, Liability Debt and other Liabilities Debt and Other Liabilities The total of current and noncurrent debt and other liabilities not individually reported in the financial statement disclosure. Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Document and Entity Information -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Filer Category Document Type Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Amendment Flag Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Receivables [Abstract] Financing Receivables [Text Block] Financing Receivables [Text Block] Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Common shares, par value (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common shares, shares authorized Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common shares, shares issued Common Stock, Shares, Issued Treasury shares Treasury Stock, Shares Derivatives and Hedging Activities [Text Block] Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Text Block] Offsetting [Abstract] Schedule of gross and net information about the Company's assets subject to master netting arrangements [Table Text Block] Offsetting Assets [Table Text Block] Schedule of gross and net information about the Company's liabilities subject to master netting arrangements [Table Text Block] Offsetting Liabilities [Table Text Block] Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts [Table] Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts [Table] GMDB and GGU [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit and Gain Gross up [Member] The features in insurance contracts which provide that in the event of the insured's death, the beneficiary will receive the greater of the policyholder's or contract holder's account balance or another amount defined in the contract. It includes contracts that gross up the amount payable by a certain percentage of contract earnings. UL [Member] Guaranteed Minimum Universal Life [Member] The features in insurance contracts that provide secondary guarantee benefits and are subject to specified conditions, by which the policy will not terminate and will continue to provide a death benefit even if there is insufficient policy value to cover the monthly deductions and charges. Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts [Line Items] Changes in Additional Liabilities for Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees Movement in Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts, Guaranteed Benefit Liability, Gross [Roll Forward] Balance, at the beginning of the period Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts, Guaranteed Benefit Liability, Gross Incurred claims Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts, Incurred Benefits Paid claims Liabilities for Guarantees on Long-Duration Contracts, Payment for Benefits Balance, at the end of the period Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Table] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Table] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Hedging Relationship [Axis] Hedging Relationship [Axis] Hedging Relationship [Domain] Hedging Relationship [Domain] Cash flow hedges [Member] Cash Flow Hedging [Member] Fair value hedges [Member] Fair Value Hedging [Member] Net investment hedges [Member] Net Investment Hedging [Member] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Line Items] Estimated reclassification of net pretax losses on cash flow hedges from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings during the next 12 months Cash Flow Hedge Gain (Loss) to be Reclassified within Twelve Months Cash flow hedge gain to be reclassified within twelve months to interest and debt expense Cash Flow Hedge Gain to be Reclassified to Interest Expense within Twelve Months The estimated net amount of existing gains or losses on cash flow hedges at the reporting date expected to be reclassified to interest expense within the next 12 months. Cash flow hedge loss to be reclassified within twelve months recorded in net investment income Cash Flow Hedge Gain to be Reclassified to Investment Income within Twelve Months The estimated net amount of existing gains or losses on cash flow hedges at the reporting date expected to be reclassified to investment income within the next 12 months. Longest period of time over which the entity hedges exposure to the variability in future cash flows Maximum Length of Time Hedged in Cash Flow Hedge Amount of gain on fair value hedges recognized in income on derivatives Derivative, Gain (Loss) on Derivative, Net Gain (loss) on net investment hedge Gain (Loss) on Derivative Used in Net Investment Hedge, Net of Tax Derivative, Credit Risk Related Contingent Features [Abstract] Derivative, Credit Risk Related Contingent Features [Abstract] Aggregate fair value of derivative contracts in a net liability position containing such credit contingent instruments Derivative, Net Liability Position, Aggregate Fair Value Aggregate fair value of assets posted as collateral for such instruments Collateral Already Posted, Aggregate Fair Value Aggregate fair value of additional assets required to be posted or needed to settle the instruments Additional Collateral, Aggregate Fair Value Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract] Schedule of other comprehensive income (loss) [Table Text Block] Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Information related to amounts reclassified from AOCI [Table Text Block] Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Schedule of earnings per common share [Table Text Block] Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Balances of and changes in DAC [Roll Forward] Movement Analysis of Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs [Roll Forward] Balance, at the beginning of the period Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs Capitalization of acquisition costs Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs, Additions Amortization, excluding the impact of valuations assumptions review Deferred Policy Acquisition Cost, Amortization Expense, Other Amortization, impact of valuation assumptions review Deferred Policy Acquisition Cost Amortization Expense Impact Of Valuation Assumptions Review Amount of deferred policy acquisition costs charged to expense in the period, generally in proportion to related revenue earned, estimated gross profits, or over the customer relationship or some other period. Represents the impact of valuation assumptions review. Impact of change in net unrealized securities (gains) losses Deferred Policy Acquisition Cost, Unrealized Investment Gain (Loss) Balance, at the end of the period Benefit related to the write-off of the deferred reinsurance liability Benefit related to the write-off of the deferred reinsurance liability Benefit related to the write-off of the deferred reinsurance liability Balances of and changes in DSIC [Roll Forward] Movement in Deferred Sales Inducements [Roll Forward] Balance at the beginning of the period Deferred Sales Inducements, Net Capitalization of sales inducement costs Deferred Sales Inducements, Additions Amortization, excluding the impact of valuation assumptions review Deferred Sales Inducements Amortization Expense Excluding Impact of Valuation Assumptions Review The amount of deferred sales inducement costs charged against earnings during the period. Excludes the impact of valuation assumptions reviews. Amortization, impact of valuation assumptions review Deferred Sales Inducements Amortization Expense Impact Of Valuation Assumptions Review The amount of deferred sales inducement costs charged against earnings during the period. Represents the impact of valuation assumptions review. Impact of change in net unrealized securities (gains) losses Deferred Sales Inducements Cost Adjustment for Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Available For Sale Securities The amount of change in the deferred sales inducement cost balance related to the unrealized gain or loss on available for sale securities. Balance at the end of the period Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims and Separate Account Liabilities -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Unpaid Claims Disclosure [Table Text Block] Liability for Policyholder Account Values and Future Policy Benefits and Unpaid Claims [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of various components of policyholder account balance liabilities and the reserve for future policy benefits and guaranteed minimum benefits. Schedule of Separate Account Liabilities by Policy Type [Table Text Block] Schedule of Separate Account Liabilities by Policy Type [Table Text Block] This element represents the schedule related to separate account liabilities by policy type. Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees [Text Block] Long-Duration Insurance Contracts Disclosure [Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Income Taxes [Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Assets Assets [Abstract] Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Investments Investments Separate account assets Separate Account Assets Receivables Receivables Includes reinsurance recoverable, accrued investment income, brokerage customer receivables, premiums due, securities borrowed and other receivables. Deferred acquisition costs Restricted and segregated cash and investments Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents and Cash and Securities Segregated under Federal and Other Regulations The aggregate of the carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalent items which are restricted as to withdrawal or usage (restrictions may include legally restricted deposits held as compensating balances against borrowing arrangements, contracts entered into with others, or entity statements of intention with regard to particular deposits; however, time deposits and short-term certificates of deposit are not generally included in legally restricted deposits; excludes compensating balance arrangements that are not agreements which legally restrict the use of cash amounts shown on the balance sheet) and the amount of cash subject to withdrawal restrictions, restricted deposits held as compensating balances, and cash and securities segregated in compliance with regulations (such as cash deposited in a special reserve account for the exclusive benefit of customers pursuant). Other assets Other Assets Total assets Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Liabilities Liabilities [Abstract] Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims The aggregate amount of policy reserves (provided for future obligations including unpaid claims and claims adjustment expenses) and policy benefits (liability for future policy benefits) as of the balance sheet date; grouped amount of all the liabilities associated with the company's insurance policies. Also includes the liability as of the balance sheet date for the policyholders funds held that are returnable under the terms of insurance contracts. Separate account liabilities Customer deposits Deposits Short-term borrowings Short-term Debt Long-term debt Long-term Debt Accounts payable and accrued expenses Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Other liabilities Other Liabilities Total liabilities Liabilities Equity [Abstract] Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract] Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Common shares Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital, Common Stock Retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Treasury shares, at cost Treasury Stock, Value Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax Total equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total liabilities and equity Liabilities and Equity Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] Adjustments for new accounting pronouncement [Member] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncement [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Effect of Adoption, Quantification New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Effect of Adoption, Quantification Non-recurring basis [Member] Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring [Member] Investment Type [Axis] Investments [Domain] Consumer loans Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Loan Category [Domain] Consumer loans, at cost Loans and Leases Receivable, Gross, Consumer, Real Estate Consumer loans, at fair value Loans Held-for-sale, Fair Value Disclosure Loss on consumer loans Schedule of segment reporting information [Table Text Block] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table Text Block] Debt [Text Block] Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims and Separate Account Liabilities [Text Block] Policyholder Account Balances and Future Policy Benefits and Claims and Separate Account Liabilities Disclosure [Text Block] Discloses the types of liabilities included in policyholder account balances and future policy benefits and claims on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees (UL Secondary Guarantees) [Abstract] Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees (UL Secondary Guarantees) [Abstract] UL secondary guarantees [Member] UL Secondary Guarantees [Member] UL Secondary Guarantees [Member] Insurance Guarantees by Benefit Type Net amount at risk Weighted average attained age Schedule of Variable Annuity Guarantees [Table Text Block] Schedule of Net Amount of Risk by Product and Guarantee [Table Text Block] Schedule of Net Amount of Risk UL Secondary Guarantees [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Net Amount Of Risk UL Secondary Guarantees [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Net Amount Of Risk UL Secondary Guarantees [Table Text Block] Schedule of Changes in Additional Liabilities for Variable Annuity and Insurance Guarantees [Table Text Block] Schedule of Minimum Guaranteed Benefit Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of Separate Account Balances by Asset Type [Table Text Block] Schedule of Fair Value of Separate Accounts by Major Category of Investment [Table Text Block] Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Axis] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Axis] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Domain] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Domain] Residential mortgage backed securities [Member] Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Commercial mortgage backed securities [Member] Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Asset backed securities [Member] Asset-backed Securities, Securitized Loans and Receivables [Member] Common stocks [Member] Equity Securities [Member] Investments Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items] Amortized cost Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Amortized Cost Basis, Rolling Maturity [Abstract] Due within one year Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Next Rolling Twelve Months, Amortized Cost Basis Due after one year through five years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling Year Two Through Five, Amortized Cost Basis Due after five years through 10 years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling Year Six Through Ten, Amortized Cost Basis Due after 10 years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling after Year Ten, Amortized Cost Basis Total having single maturity dates Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Basis Without single maturity dates Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, without Single Maturity Date, Amortized Cost Basis Amortized cost Available-for-sale Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Fair value Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Fair Value, Rolling Maturity [Abstract] Due within one year Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Next Rolling Twelve Months, Fair Value Due after one year through five years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling Year Two Through Five, Fair Value Due after five years through 10 years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling Year Six Through Ten, Fair Value Due after 10 years Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Rolling after Year Ten, Fair Value Total having single maturity dates Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, Single Maturity Date Without single maturity dates Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Maturities, without Single Maturity Date, Fair Value Fair value Available-for-sale Securities Banking and deposit interest expense [Member] Banking and Deposit, Interest Expense [Member] The allocation (or location) of expense to (in) banking and deposit interest expense. Distribution expenses [Member] Distribution Expenses [Member] The allocation (or location) of expense to (in) distribution expenses. Interest credited to fixed accounts [Member] Interest Credited to Fixed Accounts [Member] The allocation (or location) of expense to (in) interest credited to fixed accounts. Benefits, claims, losses and settlement expenses [Member] Benefits, Claims, Losses and Settlement Expenses [Member] The allocation (or location) of expense to (in) benefits, claims, losses and settlement expenses. General and administrative expense [Member] General and Administrative Expense [Member] Foreign exchange contracts [Member] Impact of derivatives not designated as hedging instruments on Consolidated Statements of Income Amount of gain (loss) on derivatives recognized in income State and municipal obligations [Member] US States and Political Subdivisions Debt Securities [Member] Foreign government bonds and obligations [Member] Foreign Government Debt Securities [Member] Number of securities Available-for-sale, Securities in Unrealized Loss Positions, Qualitative Disclosure, Number of Positions [Abstract] Less than 12 months Available-for-sale, Securities in Unrealized Loss Positions, Qualitative Disclosure, Number of Positions, Less than One Year 12 months or more Available-for-sale, Securities in Unrealized Loss Positions, Qualitative Disclosure, Number of Positions, Greater than or Equal to One Year Total Available-for-sale, Securities in Unrealized Loss Positions, Qualitative Disclosure, Number of Positions Fair Value Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Fair Value [Abstract] Less than 12 months Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than Twelve Months, Fair Value 12 months or more Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Twelve Months or Longer, Fair Value Total Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Fair Value Unrealized losses Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Aggregate Loss [Abstract] Less than 12 months Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Accumulated Loss 12 months or more Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Accumulated Loss Total Available-for-sale Securities, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Accumulated Loss Liability for Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefit and Unpaid Claims by Policy Type [Table] Liability for Policyholder Account Balances and Future Policy Benefits and Unpaid Claims by Policy Type [Table] Schedule of the liability as of the balance sheet date for policyholder account balacnes and future benefits and unpaid claims to be paid to or on behalf of policyholders. Liability for Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefit and Unpaid Claims by Policy Type [Axis] Liability for Policyholder Account Balances and Future Policy Benefit and Unpaid Claims by Policy Type [Axis] Reflects the liability as of the balance sheet date for policyholder account balances and future benefits and unpaid claims to be paid to or on behalf of policyholders. Liability for Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefit by Policy Type [Domain] Liability for Future Policy Benefit by Policy Type [Domain] Type of insurance policy originating future benefits and unpaid claims. Fixed annuities [Member] Fixed Annuities [Member] A contract that provides fixed periodic payments. Variable annuity fixed sub-accounts [Member] Variable Annuity [Member] VUL/UL insurance [Member] Variable Universal Life and Universal Life Insurance [Member] Represents life insurance contract under which premiums are generally flexible, the level of death benefits may be adjusted, and mortality expense, and other charges may vary. IUL [Member] Indexed Universal Life [Member] Represents the permanent life insurance policy that allows policyholders to tie accumulation values to a stock market index. Other life insurance [Member] Other Life Insurance [Member] Other life insurance contracts under which are classified as long-duration contracts. Variable annuity GMWB [Member] Variable annuity GMAB [Member] Other annuity liabilities [Member] Other Variable Annuity Guarantees [Member] The guaranteed account value for a variable annuity contract which is based on other conditions not separately identified in the taxonomy. Fixed annuities life contingent liabilities [Member] Fixed annuities life contingent liabilities [Member] Fixed payout annuities with a life contingent feature where the contractholder will receive future benefits Life, disability income and long term care insurance [Member] Other Life Disability Income and Long Term Care Insurance [Member] A contract that provides life insurance, disability payments or long-term care benefits which have not been specified elsewhere in the taxonomy. VUL/UL and other life insurance additional liabilities [Member] VUL/UL and other life insurance additional liabilities [Member] The amount represents portions of fixed and variable universal life contracts that have product features that result in profits followed by losses from the insurance component of the contract. Policyholder account balances Policyholder Funds Future policy benefits Liability for Future Policy Benefits Policy claims and other policyholders' funds Liability for Claims and Claims Adjustment Expense Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims Line of Credit Facility [Table] Line of Credit Facility [Table] Line of Credit Facility Line of Credit Facility [Line Items] Current borrowing capacity for line of credit facility Line of Credit Facility, Current Borrowing Capacity Maximum borrowing capacity for line of credit facility Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity Line of credit borrowings outstanding Long-term Line of Credit Outstanding letters of credit issued against line of credit facility Letters of Credit Outstanding, Amount Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Income Tax Authority [Axis] Income Tax Authority [Axis] Income Tax Authority [Domain] Income Tax Authority [Domain] State and Local [Member] State and Local Jurisdiction [Member] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Effective tax rate on income from continuing operations (as a percent) Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Adoption impact of stock compensation accounting guidance Income Tax Expense (Benefit) State net operating losses Operating Loss Carryforwards Valuation allowance Deferred Tax Assets, Valuation Allowance Gross unrecognized tax benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits Unrecognized tax benefits net of federal tax benefits that would affect the effective tax rate Unrecognized Tax Benefits that Would Impact Effective Tax Rate Decrease in gross unrecognized tax benefits due to resolution of audits and statute expirations Decrease in Unrecognized Tax Benefits is Reasonably Possible Increase (decrease) in interest and penalties Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties and Interest Expense Payable related to accrued interest and penalties Income Tax Examination, Penalties and Interest Accrued Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Total available-for-sale securities [Member] Available-for-sale Securities [Member] Other derivative contracts [Member] Cumulative effect of change in accounting policies [Member] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items] Transfers from Level 1 to Level 2, assets Fair Value, Assets, Level 1 to Level 2 Transfers, Amount Transfers from Level 2 to Level 1, assets Fair Value, Assets, Level 2 to Level 1 Transfers, Amount Summary of changes in Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis [Rollforward] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Balance, at the beginning of the period Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset Value Total gains (losses) included in net income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings Total gains (losses) included in other comprehensive income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Purchases Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases Settlements Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Settlements Transfers into Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset Transfers Into Level 3 Transfers out of Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Transfers out of Level 3 Balance, at the end of the period Changes in unrealized gains (losses) relating to assets held at end of period Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss) Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Guarantees and contingencies [Text Block] Commitments Contingencies and Guarantees [Text Block] Fair Value, Measurements, Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] U.S. government and agencies obligations [Member] US Treasury and Government [Member] Common stocks measured at NAV [Member] Equity securities measured at NAV [Member] Equity securities measured at NAV [Member] Interest rate derivative contracts [Member] Equity derivative contracts [Member] Credit derivative contracts [Member] Foreign exchange derivative contracts [Member] EIA embedded derivatives [Member] Assets and liabilities measured at fair value Assets Assets, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Fair Value Disclosure Available-for-Sale securities Trading securities Trading Securities Separate account assets measured at NAV Investments segregated for regulatory purposes Cash and Securities Segregated under Federal and Other Regulations Other assets Other Assets, Fair Value Disclosure Total assets at fair value Liabilities Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims, Fair Value Disclosure This element represents the portion of the balance sheet assertion valued at fair value by the entity whether such amount is presented as a separate caption or as a parenthetical disclosure. Additionally, this element may be used in connection with the fair value disclosures required in the footnote disclosures to the financial statements. The element may be used in both the balance sheet and disclosure in the same submission. This element represents the fair value of liabilities related to policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims. Customer deposits Deposits, Fair Value Disclosure Other liabilities Other Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure Total liabilities at fair value Individual contracts in a liability position Individual contracts in an asset position Cumulative increase (decrease) in embedded derivatives due to nonperformance Cumulative Change in Embedded Derivatives Due to Nonperformance Cumulative Change in Embedded Derivatives Due to Nonperformance Loss Contingencies [Table] Loss Contingencies [Table] Litigation Case [Axis] Litigation Case [Axis] Litigation Case [Domain] Litigation Case [Domain] Otkritie Capital International LTD and JSC Otkririe Holding v. Threadneedle Asset Management LTD. and Threadneedle Management Services Ltd. [Member] Otkritie Capital International LTD and JSC Otkririe Holding v. Threadneedle Asset Management LTD. and Threadneedle Management Services Ltd. [Member] Otkritie Capital International LTD and JSC Otkririe Holding v. Threadneedle Asset Management LTD. and Threadneedle Management Services Ltd. alleges wrongful acts of a former Threadneedle employee in connection with a fraud perpetrated against the claimants. [Member] Litigation Status [Axis] Litigation Status [Axis] Litigation Status [Domain] Litigation Status [Domain] Pending Litigation [Member] Pending Litigation [Member] Loss Contingency Nature [Axis] Loss Contingency Nature [Axis] Loss Contingency, Nature [Domain] Loss Contingency, Nature [Domain] Future guaranty fund assessments [Member] Insurance-related Assessments [Member] Contingencies Loss Contingencies [Line Items] Liability related to guaranty fund assessments Loss Contingency, Undiscounted Amount of Insurance-related Assessment Liability Related premium tax asset Loss Contingency Accrual, Insurance-related Assessment, Premium Tax Offset Damages sought by plaintiffs Loss Contingency, Damages Sought, Value Restricted cash Impact in restricted cash to operating activities Increase (Decrease) in Restricted Cash for Operating Activities Rollforward of the Allowance for Loan Losses [Table Text Block] Allowance for Credit Losses on Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Schedule of Recorded Investment in Financing Receivables by Impairment Method [Table Text Block] Schedule of Financing Receivables Impairment Method and Type of Loan [Table Text Block] Disclosure of financing receivables, by impairment method and the type of loan. Schedule of Commercial Mortgage Loans by Geographic Region [Table Text Block] Schedule of Commercial Mortgage Loans by Geographic Region [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of information pertaining to each mortgage loan receivable and other required disclosures by geographic region. Schedule of Commercial Mortgage Loans by Property Type [Table Text Block] Schedule of Commercial Mortgage Loans by Property Type [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of information pertaining to each mortgage loan receivable and other required disclosures by property type. Investment Holdings [Table] Investment Holdings [Table] Available-for-sale securities [Member] Mortgage loans, net [Member] Mortgages [Member] Policy and certificate loans [Member] Policy Loans [Member] Other investments [Member] Other Security Investments [Member] Nonconsolidated VIEs [Member] Variable Interest Entity, Not Primary Beneficiary [Member] Variable Interest Entity Type [Axis] Variable Interest Entity Type [Axis] Variable Interest Entity Type [Axis] Variable Interest Entity Type [Domain] Variable Interest Entity Type [Domain] [Domain] for Variable Interest Entity Type [Axis] Investment in non-consolidated CLOs [Member] Investment in non-consolidated CLOs [Member] Investment in non-consolidated CLOs Property funds [Member] Property Funds [Member] Property Funds which are not consolidated on the balance sheet Sponsored hedge funds and private equity funds [Member] Sponsored hedge funds and private equity funds [Member] Sponsored hedge funds and private equity funds which are not consolidated on the balance sheet [Member] International series funds [Member] International Series Fund [Member] International Series Funds which are not consolidated on the balance sheet Affordable housing partnerships and other real estate partnerships[Member] Affordable housing partnerships [Member] Affordable housing partnerships which are not consolidated on the balance sheet [Member] Other investments [Member] Other Investments [Member] Syndicated loans [Member] Syndicated Loans [Member] Represents a loan offered by a group of lenders called as syndicate to provide funds to a single borrower. Obligation to provide financial support to VIEs Variable Interest Entity, Financial or Other Support, Amount Carrying value of nonconsolidated VIEs assets Variable Interest Entity, Nonconsolidated, Carrying Amount, Assets Carrying value of nonconsolidated VIE liabilities Variable Interest Entity, Nonconsolidated, Carrying Amount, Liabilities Investments Investments, Fair Value Disclosure Receivables Accounts Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure Debt Consolidated Interest Entity Type [Axis] Consolidated Interest Entity Type [Axis] Consolidated interest entity type [Axis] Consolidated Interest Entity Type [Domain] Consolidated Interest Entity Type [Domain] [Domain] for Consolidated interest entity type [Axis] Interest in CLOs managed by the Company [Member] Interest in CLOs managed by the Company [Member] Interest in CLOs managed by the Company [Member] Total fixed maturities [Member] Fixed Maturities [Member] Investment Credit Rating [Axis] External Credit Rating by Grouping [Axis] Investment Credit Rating [Domain] External Credit Rating by Grouping [Domain] AAA [Member] Credit Rating AAA [Member] AAA credit rating as defined by Moody's, Standard and Poor's or Fitch, or as developed internally based on criteria similar to those rating agencies. AA [Member] Credit Rating AA [Member] AA credit rating as defined by Moody's, Standard and Poor's or Fitch, or as developed internally based on criteria similar to those rating agencies. A [Member] Credit Rating A [Member] A credit rating as defined by Moody's, Standard and Poor's or Fitch, or as developed internally based on criteria similar to those rating agencies. BBB [Member] Credit Rating BBB [Member] BBB credit rating as defined by Moody's, Standard and Poor's or Fitch, or as developed internally based on criteria similar to those rating agencies. Below investment grade [Member] Credit Rating Below Investment Grade [Member] Below investment grade credit rating as defined by Moody's, Standard and Poor's or Fitch, or as developed internally based on criteria similar to those rating agencies. Amortized cost Available-for-sale Debt Securities, Amortized Cost Basis Fair value Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Securities Percent of total fair value Fixed Maturity Percentage of Fair Value by Credit Rating Classification Represents the percentage of the total fair value of fixed maturity investments by credit rating classification as of the balance sheet date. Percentage of GNMA, FNMA and FHLMC securities rated AAA Mortgage Backed Securities Issued by Government Sponsored Enterprises as Percentage of AAA Rated Securities Represents mortgage backed securities issued by government sponsored enterprises expressed as a percentage of AAA rated securities as of the balance sheet date. Number of holdings of other than GNMA, FNMA, and FHLMC having greater than 10% of total equity Number Investment Holdings of Issuer Other than Government Sponsored Enterprises as Percentage of Shareholders Equity Represents the number of investment holdings in issuers other than government sponsored enterprises as of the balance sheet date. Net income Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax [Abstract] Foreign currency translation adjustment Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Adjustment, Net of Tax Net unrealized gains (losses) on securities Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, Net of Tax Net unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives Defined benefit plans Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Adjustment, Net of Tax Other Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Total comprehensive income Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Summary of Option Premiums Payable and Receivable [Table] Summary of Option Premiums Payable and Receivable [Table] Schedule by year due of option premiums payable and receivable. Premiums for Derivative Option [Axis] Premiums for Derivative Option [Axis] Timing of when the entity is scheduled to make and receive payments associated with deferred premium options. Payment or Receivable Term [Domain] Payment or Receivable Term [Domain] Year in which the entity is scheduled to make and receive payments associated with deferred premium options. 2017 [Member] Current Year [Member] Amount due in the remainder of the current year. 2018 [Member] Due in One Year [Member] Amount due in the year following the current year. 2019 [Member] Due in Two Years [Member] Amount due in year two following the current year. 2020 [Member] Due in Three Years [Member] Amount due in year three following the current year. 2021 [Member] Due in Four Years [Member] Amount due in year four following the current year. 2022-2027 [Member] Due after Four Years [Member] Amount due after four years following the current year. Summary of Option Premiums Payable and Receivable Summary of Option Premiums Payable and Receivable [Line Items] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Premiums payable Premiums Payable For Derivatives Option Contracts The amount of payments the entity is scheduled to make for deferred premium option contracts. Premiums receivable Premiums Receivable For Derivatives Option Contracts Premiums Receivable For Derivatives Option Contracts Numerator: Numerator [Abstract] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Denominator: Denominator [Abstract] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Basic: Weighted-average common shares outstanding Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Effect of potentially dilutive nonqualified stock options and other share-based awards (in shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Diluted: Weighted-average common shares outstanding Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Basic: Earnings Per Share, Basic [Abstract] Net income (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted: Earnings Per Share, Diluted [Abstract] Net income (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Effect of potentially dilutive nonqualified stock options and other share-based awards (in shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Domain] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Domain] Commercial mortgage loans [Member] Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Segment [Member] Consumer loans [Member] Residential and Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] Portfolio segment of the company's total financing receivables related to residential financing receivables and consumer receivables. Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Axis] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Axis] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Domain] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Domain] 90 days or more past due Financing Receivables, Equal to Greater than 90 Days Past Due [Member] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Nonperforming loans Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment, Past Due Total loans, gross Financing Receivable, Gross Percentage of commercial mortgage loans with highest risk rating Percentage of Commercial Mortgage Loans with Highest Risk Rating Represents the percentage of commercial mortgage loans that the company has assigned its highest risk rating. Percentage of consumer loans below specified FICO score Percentage of Residential Mortgage Loans Below Specified FICO Score Represents the percentage of residential mortgage loans which are below specified FICO score. FICO score Specific FICO Score Represents the maximum specified FICO score used for analysis of credit worthiness of borrowers. Percentage of consumer loans above specified LTV ratios Percentage of Residential Mortgage Loans Above Specified LTV Ratios Represents the percentage of residential mortgage loans which are above specified Loan-To-Value ratios. LTV ratio Specified LTV Ratios Represents the minimum specified Loan-To-Value ratio used for analysis of collateral characteristics. Percentage of loan portfolio represented by state of California Percentage of Loan Portfolio Represented by California State Represents the percentage of total loan portfolio represented by California State. Percentage of loan portfolio represented by state of Colorado PercentageOfLoanPortfolioRepresentedByColoradoState Represents the percentage of total loan portfolio represented by Colorado State. Percentage of loan portfolio represented by state of Washington percentage of loan portfolio represented by Washington State Represents the percentage of total loan portfolio represented by Washington State. Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items] Transfers from Level 1 to Level 2, liabilities Fair Value, Liabilities, Level 1 to Level 2 Transfers, Amount Transfers from Level 2 to Level 1, liabilities Fair Value, Liabilities, Level 2 to Level 1 Transfers, Amount Net increase (decrease) to pretax income from embedded derivative liability Net Increase (Decrease) to Pretax Income from Embedded Derivative Liability Represents the amount of cumulative increase (decrease) to the fair value of the embedded derivative liability due to the adjustment for nonperformance risk, net DAC, DSIC and unearned revenue amortization and the reinsurance accrual. Summary of changes in Level 3 liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis [Rollforward] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Balance, at the beginning of the period Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliations, Recurring Basis, Liability Value Total gains (losses) included in net income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings Issues Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Issuances Settlements Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Settlements Balance, at the end of the period Changes in unrealized (gains) losses relating to liabilities held at end of period Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss) Amortized cost Gross unrealized gains Available-for-sale Securities, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Gain, before Tax Gross unrealized losses Available-for-sale Securities, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Loss, before Tax Noncredit OTTI Other than temporary impairment noncredit and unrealized subsequent gains losses AFS Debt securities Amount of noncredit other-than-temporary impairment losses in AOCI including unrealized gains and losses subsequent to the initial measurement date for AFS Debt securities. Fair value of securities owned and pledged as collateral Security Owned and Pledged as Collateral, Fair Value Fair value of securities owned and pledged as collateral which are eligible for rehypothecation Financial Instruments Owned and Pledged as Collateral, Amount Eligible to be Repledged by Counterparty Fixed maturity securities as percentage of total investments Fixed Maturity Securities as Percentage of Total Investments The percentage of fixed maturity securities compared to total investments of the entity. Fixed maturity investments rated internally Fixed Maturity Investments Rated Internally The amount of fixed maturity investments with credit ratings developed internally based on criteria similar to those used by Standard and Poor's, Moody's or Fitch. Commitments to lend additional funds to borrowers whose loans have been restructured Loans and Leases Receivable, Impaired, Commitment to Lend CLO [Member] CLO [Member] Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) is a variable interest entity consolidated on to the Ameriprise Financial (the Company) balance sheet as the Company has power over the CLOs and holds a variable interest in the CLOs for which the Company has the potential to receive benefits or the potential obligation to absorb losses that are significant to the CLO. Carrying value Weighted average interest rate Long-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Stated interest rate according to the terms of CDO structure Stated Interest Rate of Long Term Debt of Consolidated CDO s Percentage Reflects the stated interest rate of the long-term debt of consolidated CDOs. Deferred acquisition costs and deferred sales inducement costs [Text Block] Deferred Acquisition Costs and Deferred Sales Inducement Costs Disclosures [Text Block] Discloses the balances of and changes in deferred acquisition costs and deferred sales inducement costs which may include the capitalization of costs, the amortization of costs and the impact of the change in net unrealized securities (gains) and losses. Policyholder Account Balances, Future Policy Benefits and Claims & Separate Account Liabilities -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Separate Accounts Disclosure [Abstract] Variable annuity Separate Accounts Liability Variable Annuity The equivalent summary total of separate account assets representing contract holder funds related to variable annuity policies. VUL insurance Separate Accounts Liability Variable Universal Life Insurance The equivalent summary total of separate account assets representing contract holder funds related to variable universal life insurance policies. Other insurance Separate Accounts Liability Other Insurance The equivalent summary total of separate account assets representing contract holder funds related to other insurance policies, not otherwise described in the taxonomy. Threadneedle investment liabilities Separate Accounts Liability Investment The equivalent summary total of separate account assets representing contract holder funds related to investment funds managed by the entity. Total Variable interest entities [Text Block] Variable Interest Entity Disclosure [Text Block] Investment income on fixed maturities Investment Income, Interest Net realized gains (losses) Net Realized Investment Gains (Losses) The net realized gains or losses on investments during the period. Affordable housing partnerships Investment Income (Expenses) Affordable Housing Partnerships Represents the equity method losses related to investments in affordable housing partnerships. Other Investment Income Other Represents the income from investments not otherwise specified in financial statements. Consolidated investment entities Investment Income from Consolidated Investment Entities Represents the income from investments in consolidated investment entities. Total Net Income from Investment Interest income on fixed maturity securities classified as Available-for-Sale, commercial mortgage loans, policy loans, consumer loans, other investments and cash and cash equivalents; the changes in fair value of trading securities, including seed money, certain derivatives, and assets and liabilities of consolidated investment entities; the pro rata share of net income or loss on equity method investments; and realized gains and losses on the sale of securities and charges for investments determined to be other-than-temporarily impaired. Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash Flows from Operating Activities [Abstract] Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation, amortization and accretion, net Depreciation, Amortization and Accretion, Net Deferred income tax expense (benefit) Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Share-based compensation Share-based Compensation Net realized investment (gains) losses Gain (Loss) on Sale of Investments Net trading (gains) losses Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Trading Securities Loss from equity method investments Income (Loss) from Equity Method Investments Net losses of consolidated investment entities Consolidated Investment Entities Unrealized Realized Gain (Loss) on Assets and Liabilities Represents the unrealized and realized gain/loss on assets and liabilities of the consolidated investment entities. Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Restricted and segregated investments Increase (Decrease) of Restricted Investments Deferred acquisition costs Increase (Decrease) in Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs Other investments, net Increase (Decrease) in Other Investment Net Represents increase (decrease) during the reporting period in other investments net in operating activities. Policyholder account balances, future policy benefits and claims, net Increase (Decrease) in Insurance Liabilities Derivatives, net of collateral Derivatives Net of Collateral The change during the reporting period in freestanding derivatives, net of the change in derivatives collateral held and derivatives collateral posted with counterparties. Receivables Increase (Decrease) in Receivables Brokerage deposits Increase (Decrease) in Customer Deposits Accounts payable and accrued expenses Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Other operating assets and liabilities of consolidated investment entities, net Change in Other Operating Assets and Liabilities of Consolidated Investment Entities Changes in other assets and liabilities of consolidated investment entities classified as operating activities. Other, net Increase (Decrease) in Other Operating Assets and Liabilities, Net Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Cash Flows from Investing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Available-for-Sale securities: Available-for-sale Securities [Abstract] Proceeds from sales Proceeds from Sale of Available-for-sale Securities Maturities, sinking fund payments and calls Proceeds from Maturities, Prepayments and Calls of Available-for-sale Securities Purchases Payments to Acquire Available-for-sale Securities Proceeds from sales, maturities and repayments of mortgage loans Proceeds from Sale and Collection of Mortgage Notes Receivable Funding of mortgage loans Payments to Acquire Mortgage Notes Receivable Proceeds from sales and collections of other investments Proceeds from Sale and Maturity of Other Investments Purchase of other investments Payments to Acquire Other Investments Purchase of investments by consolidated investment entities Payment to Acquire Investments by Consolidated Investment Entities The cash outflow for the purchase of investments by the consolidated investment entities. Proceeds from sales, maturities and repayments of investments by consolidated investment entities Proceeds from Sales and Maturities of Investments by Consolidated Investment Entities The cash inflow from the sales and maturities of investments by the consolidated investment entities. Purchase of land, buildings, equipment and software Payments to Acquire Productive Assets Other, net Payments for (Proceeds from) Other Investing Activities Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Cash Flows from Financing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Investment certificates: Investment Certificates and Banking Time Deposits [Abstract] -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Proceeds from additions Investment Certificates and Banking Time Deposits Proceeds from Additions The gross cash inflow associated with deposits and other additions for investment certificates and certificates of deposit. Maturities, withdrawals and cash surrenders Investment Certificates and Banking Time Deposits Maturities Withdrawals and Cash Surrenders The gross cash outflow associated with maturities, withdrawals and cash surrenders for investment certificates and certificates of deposit. Policyholder account balances: Net Change Contract Holders Funds [Abstract] Deposits and other additions Additions to Contract Holders Funds Net transfers from (to) separate accounts Policyholder and Contractholder Account Values, Net Transfer from to Separate Accounts The cash inflow (outflow) associated with transfers from (to) separate accounts. Surrenders and other benefits Withdrawal from Contract Holders Funds Cash paid for purchased options with deferred premiums Payments for Derivative Instrument, Financing Activities Cash received from purchased options with deferred premiums Proceeds from Derivative Instrument, Financing Activities Issuance of long-term debt Proceeds from Issuance of Debt Repayments of long-term debt Repayments of Long-term Debt Dividends paid to shareholders Payments of Dividends Repurchase of common shares Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock Exercise of stock options Proceeds from Stock Options Exercised Repayments of debt by consolidated investment entities Repayments of Debt of Consolidated Investment Entities The cash outflow to pay off borrowings of consolidated investment entities. Other, net Proceeds from (Payments for) Other Financing Activities Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash Cash and Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease) Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, at Carrying Value Amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions. It also includes restricted cash and the cash of the consolidated investment entities. Net cash outflows upon the deconsolidation of VIEs Cash Divested from Deconsolidation Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending balance Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation, Eliminations [Member] Consolidation, Eliminations [Member] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Domain] Geographical [Domain] Non-US [Member] Non-US [Member] Eliminations [Member] Intersegment Eliminations [Member] Segment information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Summary of segment operating results [Abstract] Segment Reporting Information, Profit (Loss) [Abstract] Total segment operating revenues Segment Reporting Information Net Revenues Aggregate revenue recognized during the period, net of banking and deposit interest expense, as reconciled in the segment reporting information. Net Realized Gains (Losses) Net Realized Gains (Losses) Represents the amount of net realized gains (losses) recognized for the period. Revenues attributable to CIEs Segment Reporting Information Revenue of Consolidated Investment Entities Represents the amount of revenues of the Consolidated Investment Entities. Market impact on IUL benefits Market Impact on IUL Benefits, Net Revenue