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Benjamin Bruins, ChFC

Benjamin Bruins, ChFC

Vice President, Investment Adviser Representative*

Ben Bruins has been with First Heartland Financial Group since graduating from Drake University in 2001. After college, he continued his education and training in financial planning and has received the ChFC ® (Chartered Financial Consultant ®) title from The American College of Financial Services. Ben has been an active member of the NAIFA Central Iowa (National Association of Insurance and
Financial Advisors) and currently serves as the President. NAIFA advocates for a positive regulatory and legislative environment for the benefit of its clients, enhances business and professional skills, and promotes the ethical conduct of members. Ben has been a speaker at functions all throughout the Midwest sharing his insight on many financial topics. Some of these topics include social security timing strategies, pension distribution strategies, and investment and retirement strategies.


Services Offered:

  • Investment and Retirement Strategies*
  • Estate Conservation Strategies*
  • Financial Planning and Analysis*
  • Retirement Income Distribution Planning*
  • Mutual Fund Portfolio Management*
  • Investment & Retirement Planning 401(k),
    Profit Sharing, and IRA/TSA Rollovers*


  • Annuities
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Individual & Group Health Insurance
  • Social Security Timing Strategies
  • Pension Distribution Strategies


*Investments and advisory services offered through Representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC. Lincoln Financial Securities & First Heartland Financial Group, Inc. are not affiliated. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. LFS-1641630-111016

Ben grew up in St. Anthony, MN just outside the Twin Cities and first came to Iowa in 1997 to attend Drake University as a member of the Drake Golf Team that finished as Missouri Valley Conference Champions. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Finance and Insurance along with a specialized finance track in Personal Financial Planning. Ben and his wife, Jen, have 4 children (Emma, Isabella, Bennett, and Easton) and reside in Van Meter, IA.