Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
B.A., Finance; Michael G. Foster School of Business; University of Washington; 1992
Rip provides disability insurance sales and consulting services to groups and individuals. This includes field underwriting to match individual and employer needs with potential insurer offers, policy design, vendor selection, implementation and servicing.
Focus areas include group Long Term Disability (LTD), Individual Disability Insurance (IDI), and Long Term Care (LTC) insurance products.
As a Principal and Producer (Agent/Broker), Rip is responsible for sales and business development, primarily by supporting other insurance Producers, Employee Benefits Consultants and Financial Planners.
Servicing responsibilities for employer-sponsored plans may include individual on-boarding and off-boarding, field underwriting, over-age renewals, and coordination of increase offers.
Rip has been in independent practice since 2002. Prior to that, he was a Producer with New England Financial, a MetLife company, in Seattle, Washington, since 1998.
He manages several dozen active group accounts and has placed more than 1,000 individual policies through various carriers. His work is often a based on a combination of group and individual programs.
Rip has extensive experience with law firms, engineering firms and successful self-employed individuals.
State Insurance Licensing
Rip is licensed in all fifty (50) states plus the District of Columbia.
Alabama 693034; Alaska 0109096; Arkansas 670169; Arizona 1034318; California 0B73499; Colorado 351718; Connecticut 2625242; Delaware 3000471370; District of Columbia 3000085210; Florida W004391; Georgia 3009530; Hawaii 486346; Idaho 292989; Illinois 670169; Indiana 3411220; Iowa 670169; Kansas 670169; Kentucky 1026779; Louisiana 727692; Maine PRN325152; Maryland 3000002183; Massachusetts 1932470; Montana 3000276492; Michigan 0721730; Minnesota 40519161; Mississippi 10594113; Missouri 8345962; Nebraska 0670169; Nevada 3157202; New Hampshire 2426359; New Jersey 1576772; New Mexico 670169; New York 1484281; North Carolina 0670169; North Dakota 670169; Ohio 769705; Oklahoma 3000471388; Oregon 670169; Pennsylvania 847459; Rhode Island 3000471373; South Carolina 670169; South Dakota 40507150; Tennessee 2047645; Texas 1726888; Utah 483697; Vermont 3411471; Virginia 895401; Washington 118074; West Virginia 670169; Wisconsin 2635185; Wyoming 391239