CLEVELAND – Dec. 3, 2013 – Oswald Companies has been selected by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or Big “I”) as a “Best Practices Agency.” Oswald is one of only five Ohio independent insurance firms to earn this designation out of Ohio’s more than 1,500 independent agencies.
More than 1,100 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study conducted by IIABA and Reagan Consulting, with 216 agencies qualifying for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories. View the full list of “Best Practices Agencies” here.
“Oswald is built upon the principles of caring for clients’ and employees’ needs – today and tomorrow – and exceeding expectations,” said Robert J. Klonk, Chief Executive Officer, Oswald Companies. “We would like to thank the IIABA for this recognition and remain committed to our focus on customer service and continued advancement.”
“The role of the independent agent and broker is critical during these times of unprecedented change in serving the best interests of clients, their businesses, and their families,” said David C. Jacobs, Oswald Companies President and COO. “It’s exciting to take part in a program where the high standards we set and exceed for ourselves as a company can help contribute to the advancement of our practice.”
About The Best Practices Designation
Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. Learn more at the IIABA Best Practices Gateway.
About Oswald Companies
Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at www.OswaldCompanies.com.