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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.

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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

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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 Named Top Workplace 2020

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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 MoehrkeWe 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

R&R Named a Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

Insurance Journal Top 100 P/C AgencyR&R was proudly named a 2018 Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency by Insurance Journal.

The Top 100 List ranks agencies by total P/C revenue from the previous year. R&R is proud to be listed amongst other successful agencies across the country. Congratulations to all those recognized!

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards

R&R Named Small Business Agency of the Year by Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 08:05 AM

2018 Delta Dental AwardWaukesha, WI – For the 2nd consecutive year, Delta Dental announced R&R Insurance Services as 'Small Business Agency of the Year.' The award is presented annually to the agency partner that places the most new group dental plans, with less than 50 enrolled employees, in a given year.

Both R&R and Delta Dental are mission driven organizations with a passion for building long-term relationships, giving back to those in need, and making a positive impact in the community. 

In conjunction with the award, Delta Dental provided a $2,000 donation to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation. As a Foundation held close to the hearts of those at R&R, the gift further instills the value of both companies to make a difference in the lives of others.

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, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies. For information about R&R Insurance Services, visit R&R online at www.myknowledgebroker.com.

Topics: Awards

R&R Receives Exclusive Recognition from Insurance Carriers

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

RR_INS_2 Color 323 & 451_LargeAs one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the Midwest, R&R represents top rated national and regional insurance carriers.

As a top performer we are granted elite access to markets, products and programs giving us the flexibility to match each client with the best carrier. R&R is incredibly proud of the carriers we partner with and will continue to invest in and maintain strong relationships to better serve our clients.

Below is a list of the exclusive carrier recognition R&R received in 2017:

  • Acuity Insurance -Top Gun Award
  • Accident Fund - Agency of the Territory
  • Chubb Insurance - Cornerstone Agency
  • Cincinnati Insurance - President’s Club
  • C.N.A. - One of Wisconsin's Top Agencies
  • Frankenmuth - Wisconsin Agency of the Year (Loss Ratio) & Preferred Agency Status
  • Hanover Insurance - President’s Club
  • Secura Insurance - Premier Club
  • Selective Insurance - President’s Club
  • Travelers Insurance - TLC
  • West Bend Mutual - President’s Round Table & Largest Agency

 To read more about R&R's accomplishments, click here.

Topics: Awards

R&R Insurance Voted #1 Bonding and Insurance Firm by The Daily Reporter Readers

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Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

RR18 honoree #1 bonding_TDR.pngR&R Insurance has been ranked the "Top Bonding and Insurance Firm" by The Daily Reporter readers! 

For the second 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 27.1% of the votes, R&R Insurance ranked #1 Bonding & Insurance Firm.

See full listing here

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!

Topics: Awards

R&R Named a 'Best Independent Agency to Work For' by Insurance Journal

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

Best Agencies to Work For 2017 Bronze.jpgR&R is excited to be named a 2017 'Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For' by Insurance Journal.

According to Insurance Journal, Employees of the Best Agencies to Work For in 2017 highlight the importance of competitive salaries, employee benefits, training and education, and other employee perks as drivers of satisfaction in the workplace. But it’s not all about compensation and benefits. Happiness in the workplace has a lot to do with people, relationships and culture.

Many employees are grateful the best agency owners support local charities and the community. Employees are grateful for the opportunities their agencies provide for them to participate in community service, as well. They take pride in working for agencies that are respected and hold strong values and ethics. Employees also appreciate the generosity of their agency owners in sharing revenues in the form of bonuses and trips.

The best agencies also provide ways to help their employees grow — by giving them the tools and technology they need, and supporting them with education, training, annual and performance reviews and, in some cases, mentors.

In addition, the winning agencies score high for overall employee benefits including wellness programs and for working conditions including flex-time. The best agencies to work for also provide employees with a strong sense of work-life balance, and deliver a workplace environment where employees feel supported wholeheartedly by management and their peers. Many of the employees say they feel like family in their agencies.

Click here to read the full article published by Insurance Journal.

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards

R&R Named Waukesha County 'Business of the Year'

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Oct 09, 2017 @ 21:10 PM

r&rbuilding.jpgWaukesha County Executive, Paul Farrow, announced winners of the 2017 Waukesha County Executive Awards and R&R Insurance was proudly named 'Business of the Year.' This award recognizes an organization that ensures Waukesha County’s success through employee and community engagement.

In addition, the Hebron House was named 'Best Large Non-Profit,' Oconomowoc Silver Streak was named 'Small Non-Profit of the Year,' and Your Choice to Live Director Sandi Lybert was named '2017 Champion of the County.'

Congratulations to all those being recognized!

For more information visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards.

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards