Futurity First Financial, a nationwide insurance distribution organization, has acquired Dressander & Associates, an Illinois-based independent annuity and life insurance marketing organization.

Futurity First said that this acquisition will strengthen its platform with the addition of an independent distribution channel specializing in retirement-oriented annuities.

Upon completion of the acquisition, the Futurity First group of companies will be one of the largest distributors of fixed annuities in the US.

Futurity First CEO Michael Kalen said Dressander and Associates’s expertise in annuity products, marketing and training for independent brokers will complement the existing agent network and the recent acquisition of BHC Marketing, an independent national insurance marketing organization .

"Our overarching goal is to build upon our platform to meet the insurance, savings and income needs of retirement-minded Americans," Kalen said.

Kalen and Cameron Dressander, president of Dressander & Associates, will continue to lead Dressander & Associates’s operations and will join Futurity First’s executive management team.

Dressander & Associates, BHC Marketing and Futurity First’s career system will operate as separate businesses, each serving the needs of their respective markets.

Futurity First Financial is the parent company of Futurity First Insurance Group. It is an independent, nationwide insurance distribution organization specializing in retirement income and insurance protection solutions for the middle market.