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RMC Group Expands Its Property and Casualty Division

RMC Group is pleased to announce that two team members have passed their Resident Customer Representative Insurance Exam. Kathleen Gill and Kelly Wild passed their state exam and are now licensed Florida 4-40 Customer Representatives.

The 4-40 Customer Representative License allows an individual to transact insurance in an office as a salaried employee of a General Lines Agent or Agency. Before taking the 4-40 exam, they had each received their Professional Customer Service Representative (PCSR) designation.

“We’re proud of their hard work and determination to further their careers,” commented Ashley Simpson, RMC’s Human Resources Manager. “And excited for them to continue to grow in their roles here at RMC.”

With two new customer service representatives in its Bonita Springs headquarters, along with new hires, Michael Rindenau and Joy Savasta-Lagan, RMC Group continues to expand its Property and Casualty division.

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Michael Rindenau Joins RMC as Director of Marketing

RMC Group is pleased to announce that Michael Rindenau has joined the company as Director of Marketing, Property and Casualty Division.  He will also contribute to RMC’s Captive and Health operations. As Director of Marketing, Michael will be responsible for the overall management of RMC’s Property & Casualty division, including developing underwriting relationships with carriers. His goal is to deliver the best possible insurance portfolio to clients based on standard and alternative market options.

Michael Rindenau
Michael Rindenau

“Having spent many years preparing for this role, I am ready to take the Property & Casualty Division at RMC Group to new heights! Looking forward to an exciting 2021,” Michael said.

Michael brings over 30 years of experience in the Property and Casualty insurance industry to RMC Group. His in-depth knowledge of Property and Casualty insurance products and outstanding insurance carrier relationships will make him important member of the RMC Group team.

Previously Michael worked for Insurance Office of America in New Jersey. In that role, Michael led a Property and Casualty team in preparing submissions for new and existing large commercial businesses. He also served as liaison between multiple offices and national insurance carriers, establishing contracts and long-term commitments.

Michael is a licensed insurance agent in the state of New York and New Jersey, and a graduate of Brooklyn College.

Mark Elwell, Executive Vice President of Risk at RMC Group, commented, “Michael recognizes the need for creative solutions during this period of rising costs and limited coverage availability. His experience, knowledge of the market, and relationships with carriers will be invaluable in helping our clients find the right coverage.”

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Courtney Boles Joins RMC Group as Captive Risk Consultant

RMC Group is excited to announce that Courtney Boles has joined the company as a Captive Risk Consultant. Courtney is responsible for building relationships and soliciting new business for the captive division of RMC Group.

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“After my sabbatical on a remote tropical island, I’m recharged and excited to be back in the insurance industry. I’m happy to partner with a company like RMC Group that is cutting-edge and diverse enough to offer myriad risk management strategies, yet still retains personalized service,” Courtney said.

Many Years of Experience

Courtney brings over 10 years of experience in the captive insurance industry to RMC Group.  She has helped hundreds of businesses identify their risks and evaluate alternative risk management solutions. She has helped to form insurance companies in 14 domiciles using a variety of structures including single parent, cell, and agency captives. These captives, combined with her clients’ existing commercial insurance, medical stop loss and other programs, worked to create customized, comprehensive, and cost-effective enterprise risk management strategies. Courtney also has five years’ experience with commercial insurance for a large regional insurance broker.

Courtney is an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and will complete her Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) from ICCIE in 2021.

Mark Ewell, Executive Vice President of Risk with RMC Group, commented, “We are excited for Courtney to bring her knowledge and experience to our team at RMC. She will be an asset from day one and we look forward to her success.”

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Mitchell Makes Shortlist for UK & European Captive Awards 2019

Ryan Mitchell, President of RMC’s European Operations, has made the shortlist for the UK & European Captive Review Awards 2019. The UK & European Captive Awards recognize and celebrate captive insurance in Europe by highlighting captive owners and service provider’s excellence and innovation.

Ryan has been nominated for Emerging Talent – Service Provider. This category recognizes a professional working in the captive industry as a service provider. The nominees have made a strong impression within their own company or impressed in their work and interaction with clients. The winner will have demonstrated a passion for captive insurance and the ambition to make a lasting impact on the alternative risk industry.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 23, 2019, at Banking Hall in London.

For more information on this event, CLICK HERE.

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Register Now for the 4th Annual RMC Open

RMC Group will host the 4th Annual RMC Open on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Moorings Country Club in Naples to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). CAN is devoted to helping local children, families, and individuals touched by cancer by providing financial aid, support, education and information resources.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00am, followed by the shotgun start at 9:00am. Lunch, awards, and raffle prizes will start around 1:00pm. The cost to enter the golf tournament is $125.00 per golfer or $400.00 per foursome, and includes breakfast, lunch, and green fees.

“We have all been touched by cancer in some way, so giving back to our community and to Cancer Alliance is very important to us,” stated Ashley Simpson, RMC’s Marketing Manager and Chairman of the RMC Open. “We are very excited about the upcoming tournament and hope for another successful year.”

To register for the 4th Annual RMC Open, click here.

To be a sponsor, contact Ashley Simpson at [email protected] or 239.298.8210.

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Matt Russo Joins RMC as Vice President of Operations

RMC Group is pleased to announce that Matt Russo has rejoined the company as Vice President of Operations. Matt will be responsible for providing direction and assistance to each division head in connection with the placement of business, as well as developing new processes and procedures for multiple divisions within the RMC Group.

“I am delighted at the opportunity to rejoin the team at RMC Group. I look forward to providing innovative risk management and employee benefits solutions to our clients,” Matt said.

Matt previously worked for RMC from 2009 to 2014, and we are excited to have him back. He brings over 14 years of experience to the agency with a diverse background in risk management and engineering.

Since graduating in 2005 from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Civil Engineering degree, he has worked in several different fields to gain the experience and expertise that he brings to the company.

Ray Ankner, President and CEO of RMC Group, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Matt back to the RMC Group.  Matt’s knowledge and experience in our core business make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

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CJA Wins Multi-State Retirement Planning Specialists of the Year Award

CJA and Associates, Inc., a member of the RMC Group, has been named Multi-State Retirement Planning Specialists of the Year by U.S. Business News.

U.S. Business News “is the leading magazine for deal makers, game changers and decision makers in the U.S. business market”. Its awards are “100% based on merit” and recognize the most innovative and pioneering financial organizations and firms in the United States.

Thomas Bacharach, Northeast Regional Vice President of RMC Group commented, “On behalf of the entire CJA family of retirement plan professionals, I want to thank U.S Business News for this award. It recognizes our hard work, mastery of the subject matter, exemplary design services and commitment to our client’s retirement planning”.

CJA and Associates, Inc. is a national employee benefits company that specializes in the design and marketing of innovative insurance products and employee benefit plans for the small business and estate planning markets. CJA partners with PlanGen, a web-based illustration and presentation system, to generate fast, compliant illustrations for retirement plans. CJA also partners with First Actuarial Corporation to administer all of its retirement plans.

For more information on CJA’s award, CLICK HERE or visit www.usbusiness-news.com.

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Employees Pass Florida State Insurance Exam

RMC Group is pleased to announce that three team members have passed their Resident General Lines Insurance Exam. Jessica Saba, Sema Eren, and Austin Brunner passed their state exam and are now licensed 2-20 Property and Casualty Agents.

The 2-20 Resident General Lines License allows an individual to sell all types of Property and Casualty Insurance in the state of Florida. There is a 200 hour education requirement before the state exam can be taken.

“We are very proud of their hard work and determination to further their careers and are excited for them to continue to grow in their new roles,” commented Ashley Simpson, RMC’s Human Resources Manager.

With three new agents in its Bonita Springs headquarters, RMC Group can continue to expand its Property and Casualty division.

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Bacharach to Speak at New England Practice Management Conference

Tom Bacharach, Regional Vice President of the Northeast for the RMC Group, will be speaking at the 2018 New England Practice Management Conference on Friday, November 30, 2018. The conference is sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.

Tom will be on a panel with two other professionals.  The subject of the panel discussion is Tax Planning with the TCJA – Simple and Creative Ideas to Ease Tax Burdens for Clients. Tom will be discussing Captive Management and how to retain control and manage expenses with property and casualty insurance. The panel discussion takes place during a breakout session from 10:15 to 11:30am.

The conference is being held at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, from Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to Friday, November 30, 2018.

For more information on this conference, CLICK HERE.

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RMC Makes Shortlist for 2018 European & UK Captive Awards

Once again, RMC Group made the shortlist for the 2018 European & UK Captive Review Awards. We have been nominated in two categories – Captive Healthcare Specialist and Cell Company Initiative.

The Captive Healthcare Specialist category is open to firms that specialize in healthcare captives or healthcare risks. The judges will be looking for firms showing true signs of innovation and depth of understanding of the sector, client needs and regulatory requirements.

The Cell Company Initiative is open to cell company and captive managers.  The judges will be looking for a specific and truly unique use of a cell company to meet a client’s bespoke needs.

Ryan Mitchell, President of RMC’s European Operations, has also been nominated for Rising Star. This category recognizes a younger professional working in the captive industry, either for an insured that owns a captive or for a service provider. The nominees have made a strong impression within their own company or impressed in their work and interaction with clients. The winner will have demonstrated a passion for captive insurance and the ambition to make a lasting impact on the alternative risk industry.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 13, 2018, at Sofitel Luxembourg Europe in Luxembourg.

For more information on this event, CLICK HERE.