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R&R Insurance Recognized for 2021 Workplace Health Achievement

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

DS-18247 WHAI 2021 Digitall_SILVER The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and R&R Insurance Services retains its national Silver Level recognition for continuing to take significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. R&R Insurance is one of 1,506 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 46% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 32% silver and 22% bronze.

The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 105 - 127 out of a maximum 151 points.

R&R Insurance consistently strives for a healthier work environment for employees.  From additional healthy vending options to physical activity challenges to onsite nutritional workshops, we are proud to offer a variety of options to increase employees' wellbeing.

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.

"We are extremely proud of our employees for taking the time to make their health a priority.  It is through organizations like the AHA that we can support healthy habits in making us a more productive workforce.  Life can change in an instant and we want to ensure our employees are in the best health they can be." states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President R&R Insurance Services

A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life’s Simple 7®, the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.

 

 

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Topics: Wellness, Awards

R&R Names Chad Messner Sales Manager

Posted by Mike Paddock

Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:11 AM

Messner, Chad (1)Appleton, WI – Chad Messner of R&R Insurance Services was recently named Sales Manager of R&R's Appleton office.

In his new role, Chad will lead his team in creating partnerships within businesses across the state. He will continue to help clients with his proactive risk management services while sharing his knowledge, experience and best practices with other Commercial Insurance Consultants.

A native of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Chad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His career began in 2000 as a Consumer Products Specialist at Sentry Insurance. He has remained in the industry for over 20 years joining R&R Insurance in 2018 as a Commercial Insurance Consultant. 

"Chad relishes serving clients," states Frank Maurer, Executive Vice President, R&R Insurance. "He is very knowledgeable on insurance policy language and understands client risk profiles and bringing risk management solutions. We look forward to watching Chad continue to challenge himself and grow as an insurance executive."

Stephanie Riesch-Knapp Recognized as a Notable Woman in Insurance by BizTimes

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 15:10 PM

SRK_AMBizTimes Milwaukee presents its inaugural showcase of Notable Women in Insurance, spotlighting accomplished female professionals throughout the insurance industry in southeastern Wisconsin. We are excited to announce that our very own Stephanie Riesch-Knapp was one of the 15 women recognized!

As a third-generation owner and senior employee benefits consultant, Stephanie knows what it takes to make the agency and her clients successfulwith her knowledge in the healthcare industry, non-stop energy and a tenacious drive to succeed, Stephanie's a natural choice for anyone's benefit needs.

Stephanie also has experience in the property & casualty area which helps to support the agency's core objective to deliver Employee Benefits and Workers Compensation total risk solutions.

Alongside her father, Ken Riesch, and brothers Jack and Bryon, she's credited with leading the firm's vision of employing top talent in the industry, investing in technology, providing employees with development opportunities and supporting the communities in which the agency serves. With 200 insurance professionals, R&R has become one of the largest family-owned independent agencies in the Midwest.

The entire R&R family congratulates Stephanie on this recognition and her accomplishments!

Click here for the full article by BizTimes.

Topics: News, Awards

R&R Insurance Holds IIABA’s Best Practices Status for 2021

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 14:10 PM

Big I Best Practice 2021-1R&R Insurance Services, Inc. continues to hold its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

Since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

The selected Best Practices agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. This is the third year of the current three-year study cycle, where over 1,000 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study in 2020, but only 262 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.

 

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.

Topics: Awards

R&R Insurance Voted #1 Bonding and Insurance Firm | 4 Years Running

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Mon, Aug 30, 2021 @ 09:08 AM

R&RInsurance-Best Bonding and Insurance firmR&R Insurance has once again been ranked the "Top Bonding and Insurance Firm" by The Daily Reporter readers! 

For the fourth year, The Daily Reporter has surveyed it's readers on number of questions related to Commercial construction categories (best abatement, best material supplier, best scaffolding company, etc.) as well as general business questions.  Participants wrote in company names for their top votes.  With over 25% of the votes, R&R Insurance ranked #1 Bonding & Insurance Firm.

We are proud for acknowledgement in additional areas for 2021:

  • Best Bonding and Insurance Firm - Winner [4th year in a row]
  • Best Benefits Program - Winner
  • Best Safety Management Company - Winner
  • Best Wealth Management Provider - Winner [Top 3 in 2020]

See all 2021 winners here

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!  It truly takes a team to continue providing outstanding service to our customers, so they can focus on growing their business.

Topics: Awards

R&R Insurance Retains IIABA’s 2020 Best Practices Status

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Nov 05, 2020 @ 11:11 AM

20BPA-webR&R Insurance Services, Inc. retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

Since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

The selected Best Practices agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. This is the second year of the current three-year study cycle, where over 1,000 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study in 2019, but only 262 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.

 

 

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.

Topics: Awards

American Heart Association Recognizes R&R Insurance Services for Workplace Health Achievement

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

DS-16481 WHAI 2020 Digital_SILVERThe results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and R&R Insurance Services achieved national Silver Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. R&R Insurance is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 35% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 29% silver and 25% bronze.

The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 130 - 174 out of a maximum 217 points.

R&R Insurance consistently strives for a healthier work environment for employees.  From additional healthy vending options to physical activity challenges to onsite nutritional workshops, we are proud to offer a variety of options to increase employees' wellbeing.

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.

"We are extremely proud of our employees for taking the time to make their health a priority.  It is through organizations like the AHA that we can support healthy habits in making us a more productive workforce.  Life can change in an instant and we want to ensure our employees are in the best health they can be." states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President R&R Insurance Services

A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life’s Simple 7®, the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.

 

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

 

Topics: Wellness, Awards

R&R Welcomes Nicki Johnson as New HR Director

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Wed, Aug 05, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

Nicole Johnson directoryWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Nicki Johnson, SPHR as the Human Resources Director.

Nicki comes to R&R with 13 years of experience managing the full spectrum of Human Resources programs and services.  Her experience ranges from recruiting to employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, regulatory compliance and more. 

"Through Nicki's leadership, we're taking the employee experience to the next level and improving efficiencies. With her diverse background, we're excited about what she brings to the table" states Michael Franz, Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, Nicki was employed with Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., where she worked as the Director of Human Resources.  Previous to this, Nicki worked as the Director of HR for Spacesaver Corporation, and she also spent time as the HR Manager for E.K. Machine Company, Inc. 

Nicki is also the acting Chairman of the Board for the Beaver Dam Chamber.  This comes after two years as Director.

Learn more about Nicki

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest singly owned independent insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, wealth management, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies. For more information, visit www.myknowledgebroker.com.

R&R Named Top Workplace 2020

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Fri, Jul 24, 2020 @ 08:07 AM

RR logo TWP_Milwaukee_Portrait_2020_AWWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This annual list showcases 150 businesses who are measured by the excellence they exhibit and impact they have on the community.  Based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, R&R Insurance garnered a 90% response rate! The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"We believe we hire the best people in the business and receiving this award showcases that!  We're proud that we can offer employees not just a career, but a way of life." Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President.  "We are honored to be recognized on the same level as our peer winners."

Between a beautiful new office building in May 2019, a dress-for-your-day policy, an onsite workout facility, continuing education opportunities, and United Way activities, R&R Insurance truly is a ‘Top Workplace’!

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest singly owned independent insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, wealth management, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies. For more information, visit www.myknowledgebroker.com.

Topics: Awards

Jenna Moehrke - Wisconsin's 2020 Outstanding CSR of the Year

Posted by Ryan Nowicki

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Jenna HaertleWe are very proud to announce that Jenna Moehrke has been selected by the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW) as Wisconsin’s 2020 Outstanding CSR of the Year!

This prestigious award, created in 1991 by the Societies of CISR and CIC, recognizes the important role the Customer Service Agent plays in the care and service of the customer.  The award honors the service agent who demonstrates through dedication and performance, the highest level of personal and professional achievement.  The PIA Board of Directors and the Education Committee use a comprehensive process to select the Wisconsin recipient.

Jenna was selected based on her experience, peer recommendations, a written essay and overall commitment to the insurance industry.  She will be presented with her award by the PIA in October, and then advance to the national competition.

Congratulations, Jenna, for an honor well-deserved!

Topics: Personal Insurance, Awards