North Risk Hires Mike Jacobs as Firm’s Twin Cities Division President

On Sept. 12, insurance veteran and seasoned leader Mike Jacobs joined North Risk Partners as the firm’s Twin Cities division president. Jacobs comes to North Risk with over 35 years of property and casualty insurance experience and has held multiple leadership roles in large operations, including Oswald Companies, Ahmann-Martin, Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting, and…

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Krist Insurance in West Des Moines Joins North Risk Partners

Effective May 1, Krist Insurance Services in West Des Moines, Iowa joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest. Krist Insurance was founded in 1993 by Lisa Krist and her late husband, Jamie Krist. AJ Krist, son of Lisa and Jamie and a co-owner of…

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North Risk Named a Top Personal Insurance Agency by Chubb

March 4, 2022 – Chubb has bestowed its Cornerstone designation on North Risk Partners. Of the approximately 2,300 personal lines insurance agencies and brokerages that work with Chubb North America Personal Risk Services, fewer than 12 percent have earned the Cornerstone designation. Chubb is a premier provider of personal insurance and is known for its…

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Health Care Plan Created by North Risk for MN’s Electrical Association

Jan. 13, 2022 – North Risk Partners has partnered with Minnesota’s Electrical Association to launch an association health plan (AHP), Health Spark, through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) specifically for electrical contractors and their employees. The Electrical Association, which represents over 250 electrical contractors and over 3,000 electricians, is the plan…

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Kato Insurance Agency in Mankato Joins North Risk Partners

Effective Sept. 1, Kato Insurance in Mankato, Minn. joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest. Scott Michaletz, owner of Kato Insurance since 1990 after purchasing the agency from his father, has joined North Risk alongside eleven Kato team members. This expands North Risk’s team…

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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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