Ross & Yerger Insurance, 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, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have joined 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 1500 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study in 2016, 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.
Dudley Wooley, Ross & Yerger’s CEO, stated “Ross & Yerger is proud to again be included in this group of high-performing organizations. The Best Practices designation distinguishes our firm and helps elevate the level of service and expertise we provide our clients.”
Ross & Yerger – one of the largest independent, privately-held insurance agencies in the Southeast – was established in 1860 and is headquartered in Jackson, MS. Our firm is 100 percent employee-owned, which allows all employees to participate in the profits of the agency and creates a family environment where we all have one unified goal. Currently, the agency employs 116 dedicated professionals in four locations including Jackson, Mississippi; Tupelo, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and New Orleans, Louisiana. As a niche-focused agency, the business acumen is unrivaled with industry expertise in the areas of Financial Institutions, Oil & Gas Services, Healthcare, Nonprofits, Property Management, Construction, Manufacturing, Personal Lines and Employee Benefits. The firm helps clients know the possibilities, and is committed to the communities it serves, cultivating a future of hope, prosperity and security. For more about Ross & Yerger, visit www.rossandyerger.com
Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life and health – as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. For more about IIABA, visit www.independentagent.com