R&R Insurance Services Inc. has been named the No. 1 agency in the 2012 Society’s Best competition by Society Insurance, a mutual insurance company located in Fond du Lac, Wis.
The Society’s Best program, implemented in 2007, was created to recognize exceptional performance in Society’s top 25 agencies. In order to earn the top spot, R&R Insurance Services Inc. had to compete with more than 300 independent agencies representing Society Insurance across a four-state territory.
“R&R Insurance Services Inc. is honored and extremely proud of achieving Society Insurance’s Best in 2012,” said R&R Executive Vice President Mike Harrison. “We are thankful to our hard-working underwriting, marketing, and management teams at Society, along with our entire R&R team. Without all of us working as a team, this could not have happened. This is a true honor for R&R Insurance.”
Founded in 1975, R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has grown to be one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the Midwest. Located in southeastern Wisconsin, R&R has offices in Beaver Dam, Menomonee Falls, and West Bend.
R&R Insurance Services Inc. also earned recognition as a Society’s Best agency in 2011.
As an independent insurance agency servicing dozens of public and private schools, and tens of thousands of families in Southeastern Wisconsin, we know first-hand how life can change in an instant. For 2013, we’ve put some muscle behind our campaign to help schools and families prevent distracted driving.
R&R Insurance Services is offering a free Prevent Distracted Driving Campaign Kit to any school, business or family in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our kit includes a poster, two window clings and a pledge card.
Unfortunately, many accidents occur and lives are lost due to something that can be prevented – Distracted Driving! Let’s stay focused behind the wheel and focused towards a common goal to prevent distracted driving.
Request your FREE Stop The Distraction Campaign Kit today and help spread the word. We can work together to Stop The Distraction and Save A Life!
More about R&R Insurance Services' School Practice Group.
R&R's own Riley Enright has a featured article in the Milwaukee Business Journal as a sales executive with an active and healthy lifestyle.
"I've always been considered a fairly energetic individual." Anyone who has worked with Riley know that truer words were never spoken! Riley's active lifestyle outside of the office has been a great example when speaking with clients about their own wellness initiatives: "to best explain it, to best understand it - live it."
After growing up in a family of 10, fitness and being active has always been a part of Riley's lifestyle. As an adult, what had started as a few casual bike rides has now grown in to biking three days a week, with 50- to 60-mile weekend rides, plus running and adding tennis in to his regular routine.
Not only is Riley riding for his own well-being, but he also rides for charity. The Firehouse 50 in Cable, WI is one of the largest and oldest citizen races in the Midwest and raises money for the Grand View Fire Department. And in an effort to raise money for the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, Riley rides from Door County to Milwaukee.
Great job, Riley!
Thank you to Abe with White Construction for participating in our Customer Service Week t-shirt exchange!
On the left is Abe White with White Construction; on the right our very own Michelle Falkowski
Safe Babies Healthy Families Inc is a merger of two Waukesha County organizations; Pregnancy Support Connection and Healthy Families of Waukesha. Pregnancy Support Connection was a long standing client of R&R Insurance, when the merger took place in 2011. The organization's focus is to break the cycle of child abuse, neglect and poverty within the community. Safe Babies Healthy Families Inc provides case management, parenting programs, childbirth education, as well as safe housing & transitional living services. Tammy Perez is the producer on the account, and Sarah Hillmer is the Customer Service Representative.
On the left Joan Lorenz, Operations Director with Safe Babies Healthy Families; on the right our very own Sarah Hillmer
Green Valley Enterprises is our next client highlight for the week! Thank you to Jack for participating in our t-shirt exchange!
From left to right: Rhonda Steiner, Jack Hankes with Green Valley Enterprises, and Michelle Falkowski
Our next client that participated in the Customer Service t-shirt exchange: The YMCA of Dodge County
Jen Kruel, Executive Director at the YMCA took time to swap t-shirts with our own Michelle Falkowski
Milwaukee's original food tour has customers discovering the sights and flavors of Milwaukee's most delicious and historic neighborhoods has been a client of R&R since their inception in 2008.
Milwaukee Food Tours went above and beyond the ordinary office picture to take R&R Insurance with them around downtown Milwaukee!
On the left is Wade Nemetz, Official Taste Tester; on the right is Theresa Nemetz, Owner of Milwaukee Food Tours
There was a lot of volley back and forth with our Favorite School competition this Fall. Seventy-one schools were entered into our Facebook poll asking Facebook users to vote for their favorite school on R&R Insurance Services' Facebook page.
Living Word Lutheran High School, located in Jackson, WI, had the lead for most of the month-long competition. Arrowhead High School, located in Hartland, WI, and Living Word volleyed back and forth for the lead position during the course of the last days of competition.
A total of 1,203 votes in the contest. Early on in the contest we announced that as an added bonus for the winning school, if they were insured commercially with R&R, the prize would be doubled. That added more momentum to the cause. The final tally was captured at 10:00p.m. on Thursday, September 27th, with Arrowhead taking first place with a total vote count of 384. Arrowhead wins a $1,000 donation to their school ($500 doubled because they are insured with R&R Insurance).
Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI was a very close second place winner and receives a donation of $350.00.
A huge thank you to all of the schools for making our competition a success. Congratulations to both Arrowhead High School and Living Word Lutheran High School for their achievements!
We are very proud to insure the families and businesses in these communities. Here is a snapshot of the final poll results:
A study recently conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) provides further proof of the emerging costs related to obesity in the workplace. Not only does it impact health insurance costs, but obesity has also been linked to higher workers compensation claims.
The article provides further proof that proactive wellness programs in the workplace are more important than ever. Manufacturers are already finding it extremely difficult to find skilled employees to fill vacant positions, particularly as one generation of skilled employees nears retirement age – as noted in the Manpower Group survey.
Given all of those factors, it’s more important than ever to keep your current employees healthy, active, on the job and contributing their valuable knowledge to the organization. At R&R Insurance, we combine our extensive knowledge of how to reduce workers compensation claims with workplace wellness concepts to drive further reductions in insurance premiums that will positively affect the bottom line.
Wisconsin businesses, for more information about workers compensation, wellness or any property casualty and employee benefits issues, contact knowledgebroker Mike Payne.
Obese Workers Have 50% More Work Comp Claims