José Ramírez-Rocha Joins North Risk as Director of Benefits

Effective June 1, José Ramírez-Rocha joined North Risk Partners as Director of Benefits. In this new role Ramírez-Rocha is responsible for overseeing the firm’s individual benefits practice and strategy. “José has great experience, knowledge, and leadership in the individual benefits space,” says Stan Hamann, division president and benefits practice leader at North Risk Partners. “We…

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North Risk Welcomes First-Ever CIO Aric Fier

Effective April 1, Aric Fier joined North Risk Partners as the firm’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO). Aric has over 25 years of experience in the information technology space, including 16 years at UnitedHealth Group as a senior director of infrastructure operations and engineering. “Through our growth it became clear we needed an executive leader…

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American Agency in the Twin Cities Joins North Risk Partners

Effective March 1, American Agency in the Twin Cities metro area joined North Risk Partners. Twenty-one American Agency team members joined the firm, growing North Risk’s team to over 400 insurance professionals across 31 locations in five states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. “North Risk’s values and service-focused approach with their clients,…

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Premier Benefits Group in Fargo Joins North Risk Partners

Jan. 20, 2021 – Premier Benefits Group, an employee benefits agency in Fargo, has joined North Risk Partners. Al Berg founded Premier Benefits Group in 1990, and will continue serving clients alongside associates Shannon Uecker and Justine Pringle. Berg says the employee benefits market in North Dakota has changed dramatically in the past few years.…

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Bernie Lowe & Associates, Inc. of Grinnell Joins North Risk Partners

Effective Jan. 1, employee benefits insurance agency Bernie Lowe & Associates, Inc. (BLA) of Grinnell, Ia. joined North Risk Partners. BLA’s Grinnell office has become one of four offices North Risk has in Iowa; our other locations include Bettendorf, Hiawatha, and West Des Moines. “We are thrilled to join an organization that not only expands…

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McAlpin Agency of Columbia Heights Joins North Risk Partners

Effective Nov. 1, McAlpin Insurance Agency of Columbia Heights, Minn. joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest. McAlpin’s seven-person team joins the firm as its 28th location across five states: Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. “Just like North Risk, as a…

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TPS Insurance of Owatonna Joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 25, 2020 – In July TPS Insurance Agency in Owatonna, Minn., joined North Risk Partners. All seven members of TPS’ team will continue to serve TPS clients as employees of North Risk Partners. This new partnership will give TPS clients access to North Risk Partners’ many insurance company options, as well as important value-added…

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Fiedler Insurance in Sioux Falls Joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 24, 2020 – Employee benefits agency Fiedler Insurance in Sioux Falls, S.D., has joined North Risk Partners. The new partnership, effective July, expands North Risk Partners’ footprint to a five-state region, including Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and now South Dakota. Scott Fiedler, president of Fiedler Insurance, will continue serving the agency’s clients alongside…

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Middaugh Benefits in Fargo joins large Midwest insurance firm, North Risk Partners

Effective June 1, Middaugh Benefits Consulting joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest. Middaugh’s office of six employee benefits and individual health insurance professionals located in downtown Fargo, N.D., is now one of North Risk Partners’ 25 locations. Acquiring Middaugh Benefits expands the firm’s…

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Mactavish Benefits Joins North Risk Partners

Effective June 1, Mactavish Benefits of Minnetonka, Minn. joined North Risk Partners. The Mactavish team will continue providing direct service to their clients, now with expanded capabilities due to joining North Risk. “Mactavish clients can be assured benefit plans, claim processes, and our team – Joe Rosso, Kathy Handy and me – will all remain in place…

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