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Retailers Insurance Company earns Unsurpassed rating

Retailers Insurance Company has upped its Financial Stability Rating (FSR) from “A Prime Exceptional” to “A Prime Unsurpassed” by Demotech, Inc. Retailers Insurance Company (RIC) reached this level due to its “unsurpassed financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable loss and… Continue reading

Be cautious with cleaning products

If you have cleaning responsibilities at work, follow safe work practices. To protect workers from the hazards of cleaning products, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have produced a bulletin titled Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals, at www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3512.pdf. The document addresses several subjects, including safe work… Continue reading

The perils of drowsy driving

Retailers Insurance Company is a Michigan-based insurer established by Michigan Retailers Association. Currently, Retailers Insurance provides workers’ compensation insurance and group dental insurance to Michigan businesses of all types and sizes. Retailers Insurance believes safe, healthy employees are key to a successful business. These tips are designed to help. Drowsy driving doubles risk New research… Continue reading

Retiring RIC Underwriter Excited About Her Future and Company’s

Looking back at four decades of experience in Michigan’s insurance industry, Patty Zaskowski discusses the past 11+ years with special enthusiasm. With good reason. Zaskowski, director of underwriting for Retailers Insurance Company, was there at the beginning, going to work for Michigan Retailers Association in September 2005 to help the organization convert its more than… Continue reading

Retirement, promotion and new underwriter at Retailers Insurance Company

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association’s Retailers Insurance Company announced the following personnel changes: • Patty Zaskowski, director of underwriting, retired on January 31. • Laura Schilling was promoted to director of underwriting from manager of underwriting. • Jamie Moore was hired as underwriter. Zaskowski, an Okemos resident, spent four decades in Michigan’s insurance industry. The… Continue reading

Study: Seatbelts do save lives

Seatbelts do save lives A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study shows daytime seatbelt use reached 90.1 percent in 2015, up from 88.5 percent in 2014. Even with higher use, NHTSA notes that nearly half (48 percent) of people killed in crashes in 2015 were not wearing their belts. When used properly, lap/shoulder belts… Continue reading

RIC: Extending protection against tomorrow’s world

In these times, employers’ risks and exposures are constantly expanding. That’s why, as Michigan’s preferred workers’ compensation insurance carrier, Retailers Insurance Company is always looking for ways to extend coverages and reward policyholders for being proactive in protecting their employees. In 2014 we were the first carrier in the nation to automatically include EFT Guard… Continue reading

Michigan Retailers announces board officers for 2016-17, new directors

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced 2016-17 officers for the MRA Board of Directors and the Retailers Insurance Company Board of Directors. Results of each organization’s election of directors at its August annual meetings also were announced, along with directors of MRA-subsidiary Michigan Retailers Services, Inc. MRA Board of Directors  Orin Mazzoni, Jr., president… Continue reading

News Release: Retailers Insurance elects board members, officers

LANSING – The Retailers Insurance Company Board of Directors has re-elected all officers for 2015-16, following the election of three incumbents to the board at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Serving as officers through August 2016 are: • Chair Jeff Joyce, vice president and co-owner of Mieras Family Shoes, Grand Rapids; • Retailers Insurance President… Continue reading