SOURCE: Futurity First Insurance Group

Futurity First Insurance Group

November 14, 2011 11:14 ET

Futurity First Insurance Group Focuses on Business Expansion, Steady Growth, Needs of Retirees in Retirement Planning and Medicare

ROCKY HILL, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - As Futurity First Insurance Group's CEO Michael Kalen looks toward 2012, he announced a continued strategic direction in three areas: (1) business expansion nationally and in Connecticut where the firm is based, (2) steady growth in sales, the number of career agents, branch offices, independent agents, and (3) keen focus on serving the needs of pre-retirees and retirees through guidance in retirement and Medicare planning.

Business Expansion
During 2011, Futurity First added three branches in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to its total of 15 branches nationally. Plans are to open between 5 and 10 branches in 2012. These offices represent numerous job opportunities for those interested in financial services careers serving clients in community-based settings. Additionally, Futurity First expanded its distribution capabilities by acquiring two leading independent marketing organizations, BHC Marketing, Ltd. and Dressander & Associates, Inc., to attract independent agents. These new affiliates increased the company's sales capacity by 3,500 independent agents resulting in Futurity First being ranked as the 4th largest annuity sales organization in the country with over $1 billion in sales. Lastly, Futurity First is adding to its corporate staff by doubling employee count including establishing a branch in Connecticut. The company maintains operations in Houston, TX, Chicago, IL and Carmel, IN for additional job opportunities.

Steady Growth
As part of expansion, the firm is driving growth by increasing the number of career agents and independent agents attracted to Futurity First's two-channel distribution model for their career advancement, health insurance and pension benefits. Company sales of insurance and annuity products have grown by 51% year over year with a 124% increase in sales over the last 12 months. This consistent growth is supported by successful lead generation, marketing and seminar programs, training, and outsourcing new business administration and commission tracking to Se2.

Focus on Pre-Retirees and Retirees
Since its founding in 2008, the company's career agents and independent agents have focused on the needs of pre-retirees and retirees, providing objective, no pressure guidance in retirement planning and insurance protection. The company enhances its offerings with best-in-class products from top carriers providing a range of retirement and insurance solutions to the senior market. Futurity First also ensures a national footprint in the Medicare space to serve retiree needs. In 2011, Futurity First selected Pro Equities, Inc. as its affiliated broker-dealer to offer investment products and services that allow agents to deepen and strengthen customer relationships.

"I attribute this success to our commitment to providing agents with excellent career opportunities supported by resources and products necessary to build sound businesses and serve clients' long-term needs in a compassionate way," comments Kalen.

About Futurity First Insurance Group (
Futurity First Insurance Group, Inc. is an independent, nationwide insurance distribution organization specializing in retirement income and insurance protection solutions from leading insurance companies.

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