In August 2022 ZIMNY INSURANCE AGENCY was selected as a Best Practices Agency.
Our team qualified for this status by ranking among the top performers in the annual Best Practices Study conducted by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) and Reagan Consulting.
The purpose of the Best Practices Study is to compile the operating statistics of the country’s leading agents and brokers. To achieve this objective, the agencies included in the annual Study must first be nominated for participation by an insurance carrier or an IIABA state affiliated association. The agency must then submit detailed financial and operational information which is analyzed, scored, and ranked objectively for inclusion in the study, based on operational excellence, including growth, profitability, productivity and financial stability.
Over 2,600 agencies from around the country were nominated in six revenue categories ranging from “Under $1.25 million” in annual revenue to “Over $25 million” in annual revenues. Only 282 agencies scored high enough to qualify for inclusion.
To retain our Best Practices Agency status, we must submit our year-end results for review each year. Every third year, when new agency nominations are accepted, we must re-qualify as one of the top performers in our revenue category. (IF APPLICABLE: We are pleased to have retained our Best Practices Agency status since YYYY.)
Participation in the Best Practices Study has become a prestigious recognition of the superior accomplishments of the top insurance agencies in each of the six revenue size categories studied. Our inclusion with these 282 outstanding agents and brokers clearly recognizes us as an industry leader.
The 2022 Best Practices Study sponsors include: Amerisure, Applied, Central Insurance, EMC Insurance, First Insurance Funding, Foremost, A Farmers Insurance Company, The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, Imperial PFS, InsurBanc, Liberty Mutual/Safeco Insurance, National General, an Allstate Company, Nationwide, Progressive, Sun Life, Travelers, Vertafore, Westfield, and Westfield Bank.
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.
Reagan Consulting is a financial and management consulting firm specializing in services to the insurance distribution system. Clients include the leading brokers, agents and bank-insurance programs in the United States. They provide thought leadership to the banking and insurance industries through perennial research, seminars, and other industry forums.
Christina Mohr Earns Professional Recognition from Health Insurance Industry
Washington, D.C. –Christina Mohr, Client Advisor for Zimny Insurance Agency in Alexandria MN recently received the Registered Employee Benefit Consultant® (REBC®) designation from The National Association of Health Underwriters. NAHU views this designation as the highest form of recognition in the health insurance industry, demonstrating Christina’s commitment to educational leadership within the insurance profession.
The REBC designation was established to acknowledge professional accomplishments in the employee benefits and healthcare-reform fields and distinguishes the recipient as an elite practitioner in the field. Earning an REBC designation is visible testimony to clients that Christina Mohr has acquired and maintained the highest level of expertise and competence.
Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU, and Eugene Starks, NAHU president, congratulate Christina on meeting the rigorous academic challenges associated with earning this designation. “Our members now represent the largest percentage of agents and benefit advisors who have the REBC designation. This emphasizes NAHU’s mission to prepare and support members who are dedicated to serving the best interest of their clients in our rapidly changing employee benefit and health insurance environment.”
The course is delivered through NAHU's Online Learning Institute. More information is available at https://nahu.org/professional-development/rebc-designation.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nahu.org.
Josh Meyers has been named Zimny Insurance Agency’s new Vice President and Shareholder.
Josh joined the agency in 2015 as a Client Advisor. He has spent the past 6 years protecting what matters to his clients, living the agency’s values and being a good community steward.
Throughout the years, the agency has evolved by narrowing its focus to better serve clients. Josh has been a key contributor to this success and his new position will further expand this opportunity.
“Josh has achieved one of the most recognized designations in the insurance industry: Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). This advanced designation shows his commitment to his clients and the agency by way of furthering his knowledge and protecting what matters to his clients. He is also following his passion for hockey by leading the Alexandria High School Boys Hockey program as head coach”, says President of Zimny Insurance Agency, Anthony Zimny. “I am very pleased to welcome him as our new Vice President and Shareholder.”