Employment2020-07-27T15:27:31-07:00

Employment

Thank you for your interest in working with Rice Insurance. We believe that offering clients the highest level of service starts with creating a terrific work environment and that’s why we’re looking for only the best and the brightest. If you believe you fit this description then we invite you to follow the instructions or links below for a detailed description of each position.

Rice Insurance considers all applicants and does not discriminate based on gender, marital status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or any other legally protected status

Bellingham Office

This position is located in Bellingham, Washington. Come join a company that has not only been a pillar of the community but continues to be highly successful. Recognized for the past four consecutive years as one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation, by INC 5000 and rated as one of the top privately-held companies based in Bellingham, Rice Insurance is now hiring for a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. 

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • 401K
  • Work/life balance
  • Industry training and development
  • Opportunities and potential for advancement

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, build, and solidify relationships with existing clients
  • Assists with issuing policies, simple policy changes, providing proof of insurance to banks and clients, and educating clients on coverages, payment, service, claims expectations
  • Clearly and timely document all actions and correspondence between client, agent, and insurance carrier into agency system
  • Prepare and issue appropriate documents as needed including
  • Process policy and billing changes
  • Assist with creating and verifying accuracy of sensitive correspondence

Qualifications:

  • Prefer minimum 1-year insurance industry or professional office experience. Experience in banking or finance is a plus
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain Property and Casualty insurance license (education and licensing paid for by Rice Insurance)
  • Demonstrate strong technical and analytical skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Detail-oriented and accurate
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Target 60 WPM typing speed

Founded in 1946, Rice Insurance is an independently-owned, full-service insurance broker located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients and holding our employees to a high level of integrity. At Rice Insurance we believe that offering clients the highest level of service starts with creating a terrific work environment and that’s why we’re looking for only the best and the brightest. Apply Here!

This position is located in Bellingham, Washington. Do you desire a career in sales with high earning potential? As an Inside Sales Associate, you will be responsible for the generation of qualified sales leads for potential clients in the insurance industry. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an experienced Sales Professional who will mentor you and help you hone your communication and sales skills. Are you self-motivated and looking for a long-term sales career? Do you enjoy working in a fast pace, fun environment with a team of professionals? Then this is the ideal opportunity for you. In this role, you will identify and qualify potential clients through effective cold-calling and following up on warm leads. Strong technical skills, web-based due diligence, and the Salesforce CRM will be the tools for your success. Open for full time or part-time applicants.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Achieve goals and objectives established in annual sales plan
  • Prospect for new business from identified target groups and resources
  • With oversight from Producer determine client’s insurance needs using effective questioning techniques, obtain necessary information to provide prospects a quote, complete applications and submit to the company with appropriate down payment
  • Enter calls and actions in the agency’s operation system and follow up in a timely manner
  • Maintain reports and attend all sales meetings as required
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to effectively sell a wide array of products offered by our various carriers
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Obtain a Property & Casualty Insurance Agent License
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and effective prioritization skills
  • Technically proficient
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to pursue and close sales

Founded in 1946, Rice Insurance is an independently-owned, full-service insurance broker located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. As a broker we work with well known A+ rated insurance companies allowing us to shop for the right insurance for you at an unbeatable value. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients and holding our employees to a high level of integrity. At Rice Insurance we believe that offering clients the highest level of service starts with creating a terrific work environment and that’s why we’re looking for only the best and the brightest.

Rice Insurance considers all applicants in full compliance with applicable law prohibiting discrimination based on gender, marital status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. Apply Here!

This position is located in Bellingham, Washington. Are you looking for a career in a stable industry? Are you passionate about customer service? Come join Rice Insurance, a company that has not only been a pillar of the community but continues to be highly successful and setting records. As a Benefits Account Manager in Training, you will utilize your customer service abilities to assist clients in their benefits enrollment and maintenance. Our ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn, critical thinking skills, and strong technical abilities. Do you have minimal insurance experience or maybe even none at all? Don’t worry! We are willing to train the right person.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • 401K
  • Work/life balance
  • Industry training and development

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to existing and prospective clients
  • Maintain open communication within clients, producers, and team, including timelines and expectations
  • Proactively support clients through renewals and implementation of new benefit platforms
  • Work with insurance carriers to obtain quotes and determine appropriate carriers for clients
  • Review agreements and/or documents such as applications, booklets, carrier contracts, etc.
  • Responsible for explaining new benefit offerings and communication strategies to existing clients
  • Compose or assist in the composition of highly technical or sensitive correspondence
  • Resolve policy and coverage related concerns for clients, insurance carriers, and producers
  • Enter and maintain accurate and clear documentation within agency computer system regarding client, agent, and carrier
  • Update clients on current legislative changes and developments

Requirements:

  • 2-years experience in customer service role required. 1-year benefits experience preferred. Willing to train the right candidate.
  • Hold and maintain Life and Disability License or ability to obtain within 30 days
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to develop sound relationships with multiple clients
  • Strong project management, organizational skills and time management skills to prioritize workload and meet time-sensitive deadlines

Founded in 1946, Rice Insurance is an independently-owned, full service insurance broker with locations in Issaquah and Bellingham, Washington. We have been recognized for the past four consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by the INC 5000. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients and holding our employees to a high level of integrity. At Rice Insurance we believe that offering clients the highest level of service starts with creating a terrific work environment and that’s why we’re looking for only the best and the brightest.

Rice Insurance considers all applicants in full compliance with applicable law prohibiting discrimination based on gender, marital status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. Apply Here!

Issaquah Office

This position is located in Issaquah, Washington. Do you love being in a customer support role? Do you want to be part of a rapidly growing employer that still feels local? Come join Rice Insurance, a company that has not only been a pillar of the community but continues to be highly successful and setting records.

As an Issaquah Commercial Lines Account Manager, you will not only have to flex your customer service skills with clients and carriers, but will also be responsible for extensive documentation and data entry. Our ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn, critical thinking skills, and strong technical abilities. Do you have minimal insurance experience or maybe even none at all? Don’t worry! We are willing to train the right person.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • 401K
  • Work/life balance
  • Industry training and development

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all existing and prospective clients
  • Prepare various documents with accuracy and in a timely manner
  • Accurately and thoroughly complete applications, obtains quotes and prepare proposals for new and renewal business
  • Enter activity items and clearly document all actions and correspondence, between client, agent, and carrier into agency computer system
  • Issue appropriate documentation as needed for evidence of insurance
  • Adheres to established guidelines and protocols for workflow and system documentation
  • Compose or assist in composition of highly technical or sensitive correspondence

Qualifications:

  • Prefer 1-year insurance industry or require 1 year professional office experience.
  • Obtain & maintain a Property & Casualty Insurance License (Company to pay for training and education)
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills with intermediate skill competency in MS Office
  • Be detail-oriented, accurate and possess analytical skills
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Use of good judgment; ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

Founded in 1946, Rice Insurance is an independently-owned, full service insurance broker with locations in Issaquah and Bellingham, Washington. We have been recognized for the past four consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by the INC 5000. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients and holding our employees to a high level of integrity. At Rice Insurance we believe that offering clients the highest level of service starts with creating a terrific work environment and that’s why we’re looking for only the best and the brightest.

Rice Insurance considers all applicants in full compliance with applicable law prohibiting discrimination based on gender, marital status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. Apply Here!

To apply for the following positions or any future opportunities, email your resume and cover letter to hr@riceinsurance.com.