Press Releases2018-10-30T14:52:12-07:00

Press Releases

Our Response to COVID-19

COMMITTED TO SERVING OUR CLIENTS: MAINTAINING OUR SOCIAL DISTANCE Our Response to COVID-19: The health and safety of our clients and employees is our top priority. As advised by health professionals and the current mandates for the State of Washington to keep our social distance, our physical offices will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our team, their families, and the clients who support our agency. Our entire team is monitoring phone calls and emails during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. [...]

Rice Insurance Named ‘Fast-Track Agency of the Year’ by Western National Insurance Group

For immediate release on March 4, 2020 (Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that Bellingham, Wash.-based Rice Insurance has been named Western National’s 2020 Western Region Fast-Track Agency of the Year. The Western Region Fast-Track Agency of the Year award is presented to one agency annually. The award recognizes an agency’s outstanding performance in the first three years of partnership with Western National based on premium growth and loss performance. An agency must also demonstrate that they meet high standards of professional excellence and integrity in order to be considered for this recognition. Rice Insurance accepted the [...]

Safeco Insurance Award of Distinction 2019

Shane Vander Giessen earns Safeco Insurance Award of Distinction for Outstanding Performance At Rice Insurance, our goal always has been to help you and your family receive the right insurance protection at the right price. And we’re thrilled to announce that our experience, skill and dedication to doing exactly that has been recognized by Safeco Insurance, which recently honored Shane Vander Giessen with the Award of Distinction. Congratulations, Shane! This prestigious award recognizes outstanding independent insurance agents who are among the top producers in the country. Only 150 agents across the country that sell Safeco personal lines policies are selected [...]

Rice Insurance Ready to Assist – 2020 Open Enrollment

Rice Insurance is pleased to be assisting with signing individuals up for health insurance! For the past few years, Rice has been an Enrollment Center for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. This year, Rice is one out of the 11 Enrollment Centers in Washington state. Eleven Washington Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Centers ready to assist for 2020 Open Enrollment New enrollment center now open in Everett, WA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2019 OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced locations for eleven full-service enrollment centers offering in-person assistance to customers signing up for health and dental [...]

Rice Insurance, LLC – 2019 Inc. 5000 Award

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 4th Consecutive Year, Rice Insurance Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3102. NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Rice Insurance is No. 3102 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure [...]


CAPITAL INSURANCE GROUP® NAMES RICE INSURANCE  ‘AGENCY OF THE YEAR – NORTHWEST’ Distinguished award recognizes agency for its outstanding partnership and commitment to community  MONTEREY, Calif. (April 16, 2019) – Capital Insurance Group® (CIG), the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States, is proud to announce its 2018 Northwest Agency of the Year: Rice Insurance. The CIG Regional Agency of the Year Award acknowledges three regional, independent insurance agencies throughout the West Coast, evaluated on agency relationship, profitability, and community involvement. “The Northwest region remains an area we’ve targeted for profitable growth in all lines of [...]