About ARS

Who is ARS?

ARS is an Independent insurance and advisory firm located in the heart of the insurance industry, West Des Moines, IA.

Founder Kevin Wingert spent twenty-five years in the investment and insurance industry before leaving one of the nation’s largest Fixed Index Annuity carriers as President. ARS was started 01/01/2009 at the start of the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.

ARS strives to provide advisors with the best experience possible. Our service, tools, business expertise, product knowledge and sound marketing strategies are Top Tier.


Hard work, planning, goals, and a desire to succeed are the keys to a successful career in our business.


The Vision of ARS is to be the leading partner for advisors nationwide by providing cutting-edge tools and support needed to build a vibrant and successful retirement planning practice for you and your families.

Core Management

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