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R&R Names Tom McInerny Vice President of Commercial Sales

Posted by Mike Paddock

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 15:10 PM

Tom-McInerny-FeaturedWaukesha, WI – It is with great pleasure to announce Tom McInerny has been named R&R Insurance's  newest Vice President of Commercial Sales.

Tom has been with R&R Insurance for five years as one of our leading Commercial Insurance Consultants. He has been diligent bringing on new clients and retained his clientele. Nearly every year he has been with the agency Tom has been a top contender for Producer of the Year.

In his new role, Tom 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 New Berlin, Wisconsin, Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Loras College. Prior to R&R, Tom worked for a national distributor in the water and sewer industry. Outside of R&R, Tom serves on the Catholic Memorial High School Board of Directors.

"As a Sales Consultant Tom displayed many client focused attributes that allowed him to meet and exceed buyer expectations," states Frank Maurer, Executive Vice President, R&R Insurance. "His client focused Risk Management knowledge allowed him to diagnose how to help his prospects/clients as he became an excellent solution provider. His communication skills created a tremendous relationship with his clients and helped to exceed customer expectations. We are confident Tom will utilize his many positive traits to help lead a team of Consultants to become the next generation of professionals here at R&R. The career is a journey and one that is never ending. Tom's talents fit the requirement for continued growth and development."

R&R Insurance Named 2022 Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business

Posted by Mike Paddock

Thu, Jul 21, 2022 @ 13:07 PM

 

R&R has proudly been named a 2022 Top 100 Largest Brokers of US Business by the publication Business Insurance

Business Insurance ranks its 100 Largest Brokers of US Business by their 2021 brokerage revenue generated by U.S.-based clients. Insurance brokers who generate 49% or more of their revenue from personal lines are excluded from the list.

Notable in the data is R&R Insurance's solid 9.6% growth. That is a very good number considering 100% of our growth was organic while 43 of the 100 firms listed include growth by acquisition of other US-based insurance firms. 

See the Business Insurance ranking list here.

R&R Insurance Recognized as a 2021 Gold Level Go365 Inspire Health Award Recipient

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Tue, May 17, 2022 @ 11:05 AM

InspireHealth-2021_logo_cropped R&R Insurance Services receives the 2021 Gold Level Go365 Inspire Health Award. This is a National award given by Humana Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world for having more than 70% of employees achieve Silver Status or higher in the Go365 program. Competition for this award included several thousand Humana Go365 clients across the U.S.

This award recognizes annually, organizations that demonstrate significant commitment to building a culture of well-being and helping employees live healthier lives now and well into the future. R&R received the Silver Level of the award in 2020 for having more than 60% of employees achieve Silver Status or higher in the Go365 program. 

R&R, again, would like to thank all of our employees for their commitment in helping us achieve this award!

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Topics: Wellness, Awards

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