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Are You Addressing Environmental Liabilities with Your Clients?

…Because if you’re not, another broker surely will.

Argosy Risk Specialists is here to offer expert guidance in complex environmental matters. By partnering with us, you can help protect your insureds from potential environmental liabilities. Engaging Argosy in the process--as a seamless and collaborative part of your account team, a consultant or as an indirect advisor—allows you to feel confident in addressing this complicated subject, helping to keep your clients and drive new business.    

Argosy is led by Tanya Andolsen, a 23-year veteran and leading expert in the environmental insurance niche, with extensive experience at some of the most trusted organizations in the industry.

“It’s important to me that agents and brokers value the guidance that Argosy Risk Specialists can offer as a trusted partner and resource when it comes to environmental risks,” said Andolsen. “Throughout my career, I’ve encountered too many companies that are uninsured or underinsured for potential environmental liabilities. In most cases it’s because of inadequate counseling or direction from their current agent or broker, merely because the account team lacks the expertise or knowledge on how to even begin addressing the subject with their insureds.”

Andolsen served at AIG Environmental as an underwriter and later as a regional manager, overseeing a team of several environmental risk analysts and loss control consultants. During her years years at AIG, she worked alongside many industry leaders responsible for the development of fundamental coverages and underwriting guidelines that have been the building blocks in the environmental insurance market. Later, she moved to the brokerage side, spending 13 years at Wells Fargo Insurance Services (formerly Wachovia and Palmer & Cay), as a national environmental specialist, working with clients nationwide on a wide range of environmental risk management and insurance placement services.

In 2016, she joined Armada Risk Partners as Senior Vice President and Director of Environmental, where she expanded her portfolio to include Property & Casualty Team Leader.

A native Clevelander, Ms. Andolsen earned an MBA in International Business from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as a BSBA from John Carroll University, with a dual major in Logistics and Marketing and a minor in Communications.

Argosy Risk Specialists is a company partner of Ohio Insurance Agents Association.


ABOUT Argosy

Argosy Risk Specialists is a wholesale insurance broker offering guidance on how to best transfer unique and complex environmental risks. We assist reputable brokers nationwide in the placement of state-of-the-art, creative and relevant environmental insurance programs.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, our service team offers considerable access to multiple markets, fast response times, and support that goes beyond simple insurance placement.

Learn more at www.ArgosyRisk.com


Knowledge is Power

It may be cliche, but in business it’s the truth. Independent agents need to know what the landscape looks like to stay competitive and keep bringing in new talent. Through IntellAgents, you have exclusive access to data, including salary and benefits information, that can help you make informed business decisions.

We know there are several other organizations that provide national compensation studies, and we also know that those studies do not provide our average agents with information that they can put to use. The unique nature of our insurance marketplace causes those studies to be largely irrelevant when it comes to compensation and productivity.

On a weekly basis, OIA receives calls and questions from members regarding retaining and recruiting talent, and many of those questions relate directly to the compensation and benefits needed to attract quality employees. These types of questions drove us to focus on creating insights that are relevant to our marketplace regarding benefits and compensation.

Considering how competitive the insurance job market is these days, when you identify a potential employee, how much do you need to pay them to compete with other agencies? What benefits are other agencies offering, and how do yours compare? That’s information you can use and our goal is to help you get it.

On January 22nd , we launched our second annual compensation and benefits survey to gather Ohio-specific independent agent data. This is the first step toward being able to supply our members with data they can use. The response so far has been positive, but we need more agencies to participate to make sure we have a relevant data set. We need at least 20 percent participation; once we meet that benchmark, we will be able to tell you what the average compensation and benefits are in your region of the state. We know that there’s no sense in comparing pay in Franklin County to Marion County or any other area of the state. That’s why we need your participation to help us reach our goal and provide relevant information that you can rely on and put to use within your agency.

The survey asks for very specific data such as age and salary of your employees. All responses are kept strictly confidential and are only reported in the aggregate. No one will be able to identify your agency or a specific employee in your agency.

Don’t be left in the dark when trying to attract talent. 

Just for participating in the IntellAgents compensation and benefits survey, we will give you the results, a $150 value, for free. Depending on the size of your agency, the survey will take you between 15 and 30 minutes. We know how busy you are, but what is 30 minutes of your time worth to get information you can’t get anywhere else?

Two things to know before you start: You’ll need your agency’s National Producer Number (NPN) and your individual NPN to answer two questions. You can find both on the National Insurance Producer Registry.

Click here to begin survey!


About IntellAgents, LLC

IntellAgents, LLC is a first-of-its-kind, analytics-driven organization that specializes in actionable insights for independent agents. Founded in 2018 by Ohio Insurance Agents Association, it is the fastest-growing independent insurance data warehouse in the country. IntellAgents products and services are available in Ohio, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Availability in other states will continue to expand throughout 2019.

To find out more about IntellAgents check out intellagents.io


OIA Hires Education and event coordinator

Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA) has hired Haley Broadway as the new Education & Events Coordinator. Haley is an alumna of Bowling Green State University, and has over 5 years of event planning experience. We are excited to have her on our team! 

Watch the video above to learn more about Haley! Haley can't wait to meet everyone at upcoming events and education courses! 

Need to register for a class?

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Volunteers, thank you for a job well done!

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OIA volunteers are committed, passionate individuals that give their time, energy and talent toward furthering our association’s mission for members, and their clients and policyholders. We appreciate your enthusiastic involvement in achieving our successes.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer, contact Shawna Belcher at (800) 555-1742.

2018 Volunteers

Name Agency City

Adam Augspurger

Payne & Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sunbury

Christina M. Bernard, CISR

Cobos Insurance Center Inc

Elyria

Katherine G. Berry, CIC

Insurance Agencies Of Ohio

Worthington

Nicholas J. Bertke, CIC

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Dayton

William G. Bishop

Associated Insurance Agencies Inc.

Westerville

Stephen M. Brown, Jr.

Payne & Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sunbury

John E. Burtch

AssuredPartners of Ohio LLC

Columbus

Brian Byrne

Horizon Insurance Services, Inc.

Columbus

Cameron Caryer

Frost Insurance Agency, Inc.

Napoleon

Andrew M. Crouch, CIC

C M S Insurance Agency Inc

Cincinnati

Kelley R. Culley, CIC, CPCU, CPIW, AU

David C. DeRoberts

Reno Insurance Agency, Inc. 

All Ohio Insurance Agency, Inc.

Miamisburg

Columbus

Janie L. Geis

Wichert Insurance Services, Inc.

Cuyahoga Falls

Jeannine A. Giesler, CISR, CPIA

USI Midwest, LLC

Port Clinton

Ryan M. Griffith

Griffith Agency, Inc.

Girard

Meghan Griffith Ragozzino

Griffith Agency, Inc.

Girard

Allison L. Hammons, CIC, CPIW Knight Insurance Group Toledo

A. Michael Heister, CIC

Heister Insurance

Cincinnati

Daniel M. Henery, CIC, CRM, DGIA

Securance Service, Inc.

Gibsonburg

Bradley P. Hosket

Hosket & Ulen LLC

Dublin

Matthew G. Hull

United Insurance Service, Inc.

Findlay

Michael H. Keenan, CPCU

The Keenan Agency, Inc.

Dublin

Diane T. Keil-Hipp, MOD

Knight Insurance Group

Toledo

Logan Kirk

Dostal & Kirk Inc.

Powell

John W. Koetz, CIC, CPCU

W.E. Davis Insurance Agency Inc.

Columbus

Keith A. Miller, CIC, CWCA

L. Calvin Jones & Co.

Canfield

Robert D. Moening

Webb Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Talbott C. Moon

Moon & Adrion Insurance Agency, Inc.

Middletown

Patrick T. O'Neill, CIC, CRM, CWCA

O'Neill Insurance Agency Inc.

Wadsworth

Brent Phelan, CIC, CPCU, CRM, CSRM Phelan Insurance Agency, Inc. Versailles

Jeffery J. Phillips, CIC, CRM

Oswald Companies

Cleveland

Drexel Poling, CPCU, CLU

Hummel & Plum Insurance Agency Inc.

Circleville

Brandon Rapp, CIC, CPIA, CRM

Homestead Insurance Agency, Inc.

Brunswick

David A. Ray, CIC

Ray Insurance Agency

Columbus

Perk Reichley, CIC

Reichley Insurance Agency Inc.

Beavercreek

Mark T. Reilly, CIC, CPCU, CRM

USI Midwest, LLC

Port Clinton

Gerald E. Roach, Jr., CIC, CWCA

Richard B. Roby, CIC

The Wiseman Agency, Inc.

Roby Foster Miller Earick

Gallipolis

Mansfield

Jeffery S. Sargeant, CPIA

Community Insurance Group, LTD

Sidney

Thomas A. Sarno, CPCU

Webb Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Luke J. Shipp

First Insurance Group

Maumee

Matthew T. Simon, CIC, CPCU

Hill & Hamilton Insurance & Financial Services

Bellefontaine

Derek Sprouse, CIC

Sprouse Agency, Inc.

Fremont

Matthew Steele, CIC Steele Insurance Assoc., Inc. Saint Clairsville

Carl G. Stoecklin, CIC, CPIA

Broz Insurance Agency, Inc.

Cincinnati

Jarod Stolly

Stolly Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lima

Eric Stolly, CPCU, AU, AINS

Stolly Insurance Agency, Inc.

West

Kirt Trimble, CPCU

Ron W. Trusty, Jr., CIC

Trimble Insurance Agency Inc.

Trusty Insurance LLC

Delaware

Monroe

Bob Walter W.E. Davis Insurance Agency Inc. Columbus

Amy Winkelman, CIC

K & J Flickinger Insurance Agency

Norwalk


Perk Reichley earns high honor from the YMCA of Greater Dayton

XENIA — Perk Reichley earned a high honor from the YMCA during its annual meeting.

The Xenia resident received the 2018 E.L. Kohnle award for his years of dedicated service and leadership to the YMCA and his tireless work on the new Xenia YMCA capital campaign. Reichley helped raise the funds necessary to build the $11 million facility on South Progress Drive.

The E.L. Kohnle award is the highest honor given to a volunteer of the YMCA of Greater Dayton. The recipient is an individual who personifies leadership and community service, according to a release from the YMCA. Reichley began volunteering for the YMCA of Greene County in 1995 and was the board chair from 1999-2001, serving Greene County for 10 years. He then began as a volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Dayton in 2008 after the YMCA of Greene County and the YMCA of Greater Dayton merged. He was voted in as the secretary of the board in 2010, became vice chair of the board in 2012, and then took over as chairman in 2014.

Three years later, Reichley took the helm of the Xenia Y capital campaign.

“It would be hard to find an area of our YMCA’s operation that Perk has not positively impacted,”said Dale Brunner, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Dayton. “Perk’s knowledge and understanding of the Y and Greene County is encyclopedic. It was our honor and privilege to work alongside Perk on this campaign. He was integral to the success of the Xenia Y and the continued development of Greene County.”

In addition to his enduring legacy at the YMCA, Reichley has volunteered for the last 11 years as a board member (and previously as a past board chair) for the Ohio Insurance Agents Association. He is a Rotarian, Mason, and board member of the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, now located next door to the new Xenia Y. He also is a volunteer with Greene Memorial Hospital.

This article was originally published by the Xenia Daily Gazette.

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