Merriam Insurance Recipient of 2018 Best Practices Award

Merriam Insurance is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a Best Practices Agency for 2018. Merriam Insurance qualified by ranking among the top performers in the annual Best Practices Study conducted by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”).

The purpose of the Best Practices Study is to compile the operating statistics of the country’s leading agents and brokers. To achieve this objective, the agencies included in the annual study must first be nominated for participation by an insurance carrier or an IIABA state affiliated association. The agency must then submit detailed financial and operational information which is analyzed, scored, and ranked objectively for inclusion in the study on the basis of operational excellence including growth, profitability, productivity and financial stability. Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally.

Participation in the Best Practices Study has become a prestigious recognition of the superior accomplishments of the top insurance agencies in each of the revenue size categories studied. This year, of the more than 1,200 agencies, that were nominated only 224 qualified for the study group. Our inclusion with these other outstanding agencies and brokers clearly recognizes us as an industry leader.

Merriam Insurance is a fourth generation, family-owned agency, founded in 1895. We offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies including property, casualty, life and health as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Visit our website to learn more.

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen.

When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred.

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Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University. Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen. When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred. Marketing Director Schenectady, New York Toll-Free: (877) MERRIAM x 212 (877) 637-7426 x 212 Send Email