About Ideal

Everyone deserves to retire well and with confidence. This belief is the foundation for why we do what we do, and why our passion shines through in the service we provide all of our producers. By giving you the tools and information you need to succeed, we know that we’re making the future of retirement a lot brighter for so many.

About Ideal

You work hard for your clients and deserve to have a producers group (or marketing organization) that works just as hard for you. Ideal Producers Group was founded to provide concierge-level quality services to producers like you for both annuity and life insurance needs. We commit to deliver truly independent and unbiased marketing assistance with quality products from top ranked insurance companies. We strive to create a “partnership plan” that addresses YOUR needs, YOUR goals, and YOUR business model.

Our Core Values

  • God and family come first.
  • We are committed to understanding our Members and their businesses so that we may properly serve them.
  • We are hardworking, trustworthy, friendly and responsive.
  • We are a goal-focused organization that seeks and embraces changes that help us to achieve our goals.
  • We pitch in and help each other out.
  • We help those less fortunate than ourselves and contribute a percentage of our profits to charitable organizations.
  • We are competent experts in our field; focused on growing as individuals and as a company.
  • A positive attitude is everything – we are part of the solution, not part of the problem.
  • We value and actively seek input from all of our associates to improve our business.
  • We will at all times run our company based on these and other Biblical principles.

God and family come first

Meet Our Partners

Ron Essary

CEO of Ideal Producers Group
ressary@idealpg.com

Ron Essary

After his family and his faith, Ron Essary is most passionate about the insurance industry in which he has had a career for more than 30 years. He began in 1979 as a field agent, then went on to start a marketing organization which eventually serviced more than 15,000 agents. After leading that successful company for over 20 years, he resigned and for a short time considered retirement...

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Karen Essary

Senior Vice President of Marketing
kessary@idealpg.com

Karen Essary

As a busy mother to five children, Karen Essary is no stranger to hard work or to the joys of helping others. While she is the leader of the Marketing Team at Ideal Producers Group, she is also quick to put herself in the middle of a task when it means helping an Agent toward success. Karen says...

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Ideal Advisors

Holly Taylor

Senior Annuity Advisor
htaylor@idealpg.com

Holly Taylor

In her 15+ years in the insurance world, Holly Taylor is known in the industry as one of the most successful annuity consultants in the country. On a daily basis, Holly is involved in the intricate details of her valued producers’ practices...

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Kim Strickbine

Senior Annuity Advisor
kstrickbine@idealpg.com

Kim Strickbine

Kim Strickbine is recognized as one of the most successful annuity marketers in the country. Kim consults over a hundred of the most elite financial practitioners, serving as a virtual extension of their offices. Not just a product specialist, Kim offers proactive support that producers need to excel and enhance their business...

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Mason Morasch

Senior Annuity Advisor
mmorasch@idealpg.com

Mason Morasch

Mason Morasch is a graduate of Kansas State University, and has years of experience providing agents with first class marketing and service support. Mason's case-development skills, ability to problem solve, and wealth of industry and product knowledge come together for a winning combination...

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Richard Billings

Senior Annuity Advisor
rbillings@idealpg.com

Richard Billings

Richard Billings started as an independent agent more than 35 years ago. During his successful career as a producer, Richard met Ron Essary and began a lifelong business relationship, as well as friendship. Initially renting office space from Ron, Richard eventually went to work for him and began a second successful career as a Senior Annuity Consultant...

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Stephanie Chapman

Senior Annuity Advisor
schapman@idealpg.com

Stephanie Chapman

Stephanie has worked with both Ron Essary and Karen Essary for over fifteen years, gaining experience in multiple facets of the industry. After a short time in the banking industry, Stephanie found her way into Annuity Marketing and has been in the field ever since...

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Ideal Life Advisors

Aaron Clark

Senior Life Advisor
aclark@idealpg.com

Aaron Clark

Aaron graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business, and soon became an agent for Kansas Farm Bureau. He was awarded “rookie of the year” honors in his first year and quickly catapulted to MDRT status...

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Brian King

Senior Life Advisor
bking@idealpg.com

Brian King

Brian brings over 20 years of life insurance industry experience to his producers here at Ideal. He began his career with Prudential as an agent learning, not only life insurance product and sales, but the art of garnering referrals.

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DC Couch

…In more recent years as an independent agent, DC began working with Ideal Producers Group, and saw a need within the organization that he hopes to fill. DC explains,

Agents want someone who can help with sales ideas. We can certainly provide the quotes and find the best deals out there, but I hope to add the knowledge of understanding what it feels like to sit across the kitchen table selling a $100,000 term policy for $20 per month all the way to completing a buy/sell with a corporation with life insurance premiums in excess of $40,000. I’ve experienced this kind of spectrum in my career, and believe I have something of value to offer.

By adding DC’s talents to the Marketing Team, the Management of Ideal Producers Group is focusing on the tremendous advantage for an agent to be able to place his Life business with the same organization servicing his Annuity business. DC agrees,

To me it’s all about relationships. If you can get the support you need, why wouldn’t you take advantage of IPG’s stature and position in the insurance industry? Let alone the IRS program and bonuses our providers credit to agents. It’s a win/win/win situation!

Brian King

…He spent over 10 years as a career agent with National Life of Vermont where he specialized in advanced underwriting and business life insurance.  Brian also held his securities license while in the field. For the past 10 years Brian has been helping agents build and expand their practices in the independent marketplace. Prior to joining Ideal, Brian owned his own marketing firm.
When Brian is away from Ideal he is active in his church ministries as well as the Boy Scouts. Brian has lived the last 30 years in Spring Hill, KS with his wife Kelly, daughter Anna and his son, Sam.

Aaron Clark

…After several years as a captive, he became an independent producer. Aaron wanted to have the confidence that he was giving his clients the advice that is in their best interest. Aaron lives in Shawnee, KS with his wife, Abie, and their 3 children, Jameson, Meredith, and Garret. Being a husband and a father, balance is of utmost importance in his life. Aaron’s competitive drive extends beyond his professional life. He’s a marathoner and has competed in various races throughout the year to not only stay active but also to improve! With over a decade of consistent production as an agent, Aaron likes to put his knowledge, experiences and strong work ethic to work for you. You have your own goals; he’d like to help you reach them!

Stephanie Chapman

She began her career as a New Business Processor, but quickly knew she was ready to help Producers as a Senior Annuity Consultant.  Along the fast track to earning the position she wanted, Stephanie also passed the test to receive her CAS (Certified Annuity Specialist) designation. She states,

Even after years in the business, I get very excited about helping a new producer get licensed with us. We have so much to offer, I know I can make a difference in their business.

Richard Billings

…Richard has helped hundreds of agents increase their sales and income. In his personal sales experience and in helping other agents, Richard has come to believe that paramount for agents is to be honest with their clients. As a result, he is dedicated to providing his agents with accurate, up-to-date information.

Richard lives in Kansas City with his wife, Paula. They have three children: Brittany, Katrina and Richard; and three grandchildren. He is also a die-hard Kansas Jayhawks fan!

Mason Morasch

…From submitting your contract through getting that first commission check, Mason knows what it takes to get it done right, and right now!  The agents Mason services are thrilled with his responsiveness, and he keys in on that benefit. Mason explains, “I understand these agents have a lot going on and they can’t wait days to get information and answers. Sales are too hard to come by these days to lose a client because you’re waiting for material or can’t get through the voicemail trails at the insurance carrier. I do everything I can to bridge that gap for my agents.” Allowing Mason to provide you with this kind of dependability could make a difference in your business this year!

Mason and his wife, Tara, have two beautiful daughters, Michaela and Allie, as well as a son, Jacob. Mason and his family live in Overland Park, Kansas.

Marc Molina

…Marc also has a background in Medicaid Planning, and continues to service a few clients in addition to his Sales Advisor position at Ideal.  He feels this helps to keep him in touch with other producers. Marc explains,

“I understand the needs of the independent producer. I truly know why expertise, follow up and honesty are so vital to their daily business.”

Marc is known around the office for being a hard worker, and eager to help others. He’s also known for thinking outside of the box, which has resulted in his name on a couple of patents for products he has invented! His type of dedication and innovation are the perfect fit for Ideal Producers Group and the agents he services.

Marc and his wife, Jill, raise their three children: Andrew, Abby and Asher in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kim Strickbine

…When Kim isn’t helping the best producers in the business get better, you can find her spending time with her husband Jarrod and her children Tanner and Tori. Kim’s greatest passion is watching her son play baseball at the collegiate level and her daughter play competitive volleyball and softball. She is also a huge KC Royals and KC Chiefs fan.

Holly Taylor

…Holly realizes that it’s not just about the latest product or fad, she really gets to know her producers and what they as individuals are interested in as well as what their clients’ interests.  Holly values her agents and grows with them in their practice and builds true friendships. She prides herself in being proactive and very responsive with her clients and loves to help in any way she can. She loves marketing and helping her agents take their business to the next level with helpful sales solutions.

When Holly is not helping her clients, she loves spending time in the Kansas City area with her husband Brian and three young children, Kobe, Kinzie and Kael. She is very involved in her kids’ school activities and sports which include swimming, running, cheer, baseball, softball, basketball and golf. She is also an avid runner herself as well as a triathlete — her three kids and husband also participate in triathlons.

Karen Essary

“I’ve been helping Annuity and Life Producers for more than 24 years, and it never gets old. I think part of the reason is that we encourage our Members to bring us their difficult cases or unique needs, because if they know they can count on us when the job is tough, then they are confident in our services every day.”

Prior to developing and leading the Marketing Team at Ideal, Karen was the successful manager of a team of annuity advisors responsible for over $300 Million in annual premium. And, though her previous position was with a much larger organization, Karen believes the competition has nothing on IPG. She explains,

It is so exciting to be able to work at Ideal Producers Group where we are a young company, yet we offer our Members so much! From knowledge and education to incentives and bonuses to service and support–we provide it all. We invest everything we can back into our Agents because, after all, they are the reason we exist.

Karen lives in Shawnee, KS with her five children: Kyle, Dalton, Kennedy, Delaney, and Kaitryn. She is passionate about her faith and family, and is also a die-hard Denver Broncos fan. And you will never catch her missing a KU basketball game!

Ron Essary

…Ron quickly realized there were too many Agents needing support, marketing concepts to be shared, and former employees needed jobs! So, in January 2009, Ron and his Partners started a new marketing organization; however, this time around he had a different vision, and Ideal Producers Group was formed. The purpose of the producers group concept is to provide Agents with an opportunity to join an organization that offers networking and personalized services which have never before been available. “I want to promote an organization where the Members help each other achieve success”, Essary explains. “When this happens, everybody wins–including the consumer. All it takes is strong communication and some fresh ideas. I think that’s what I can bring to the table.”

Ron and his wife, Annetta, live in Shawnee, Kansas with their two daughters, Alexis and Madison.