Invest for Your Financial Future with Annuities
Licensed to Architect Annuities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and South Carolina
Planning for your financial future may seem like a daunting task. From strategizing for retirement to safeguarding loved ones, there are various factors to consider when outlining a long-term financial blueprint.
At First Community Insurance and Annuity Center, we understand that your hard earned money means more to you than numbers printed on a page. It’s about how you envision your future, dreams, goals, values, and aspirations. It’s about the people you love, the passions you pursue, and everything in life that inspires you.
We specialize in guiding clients on the path toward long-term financial security. In accordance with this mission, we often recommend clients consider an annuity as a component of their comprehensive financial portfolio.
Discover Why an Annuity May Be Right for You
At its core, an annuity is a financial product that can be tailored to provide lifetime guarantees. It is an investment option to consider if you are concerned about outliving your savings. Annuities have many different payout options, which can be aligned with your income needs. Please note, however, an annuity is a long-term, tax-deferred investment, and you may face a penalty if you take your money out early.
An annuity can provide lifetime income through annuitization, which is a singular process of transitioning your account into regularly scheduled payments. These payments can continue regardless of your lifespan, even if the total payments exceed the worth of the original account. Annuities are also a tax-efficient way of handling legacy planning, as well as surviving spousal support after death.
The types of annuities we promote at First Community Insurance and Annuity Center are designed to maximize benefits, while limiting attached fees. We provide access to three main annuity types, which are outlined below:
- Immediate Annuity – Traditionally recommended for individuals interested in withdrawing money within the first year, or someone with access to other retirement income. An immediate annuity takes a lump-sum deposit and transitions it into guaranteed payments for either life or a set period of time.
- Fixed Annuity - Operates at a fixed rate, and is ideal for someone looking to protect and grow his or her savings with guaranteed interest.
- Fixed Indexed Annuity – Offers both protection in a down-market and growth opportunity in a good market. Ideal for someone interested in accumulating gains with a barrier of risk protection.
Together, we will review the options accessible and align the most fitting annuity for your financial wellbeing. As an agency, we are interested in managing your entire portfolio, and using annuities as a tool within that overall dynamic.
Work Exclusively with Our Principal Agent, Doug Wheeler
Doug Wheeler began his career selling Medicare Supplements door-to-door in 1983. Since that time, he has become one of America’s top retirement and income planning specialists. Mr. Wheeler has been a qualifying member of the “Million Dollar Roundtable” since 2005. He is licensed to provide annuities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and South Carolina.
Mr. Wheeler formed First Community Insurance and Annuity Center in 1990, and serves as the principal agent and CEO. Mr. Wheeler personally handles any annuity established by First Community Insurance and Annuity Center. His guidance extends beyond the confines of insurance services and dives deeper into long-term financial strategies.
Accessibility is also key, and Mr. Wheeler is committed it meeting clients when and where it is most convenient for them. His experience includes working with a diverse client base - from farmers and factory retirees to physicians and musicians.