Press Releases2022-09-29T04:24:32-07:00

Press Releases

Washington State Credit Ban Information

Emergency Order Impacts all Washington State Insurance Policy Holders! On March 23rd, our WA Insurance Commissioner (OIC), Mike Kreidler, issued a 120-day, temporary emergency order, prohibiting all insurance companies from using credit scoring as a rating factor for insurance premiums.  Beginning June 20th, to continue doing business in Washington State, the order mandates all insurance companies to file a neutral rating in place of an individually tiered score by May 6th. Our carriers are working as quickly as possible to meet this demand to remain in compliance and to reduce the anticipated impact. How will this order impact you? Credit [...]

Rice Insurance – 2020 Inc. 5000 Award

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 5th Consecutive Year, Rice Insurance Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3256. NEW YORK, August 13, 2020- Inc. magazine today revealed that Rice Insurance is No. 3256 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 as [...]

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 [...]