About Us

Riske, Brown & Associates was founded in 1975 and has a reputation for excellence in the products and services we offer. We provide a full range of insurance services including
employee benefits products and services, individual insurance options and financial and
retirement products and services. For over 30 years, we have been providing insurance
benefits-related consulting services to the business community. Built upon a tradition of
integrity, industry leadership, and excellence, we are committed to delivering tailored
benefit solutions with thoughtful strategic planning, valuable professional services,
and technology-based solutions.


 

At Riske, Brown & Associates, we adhere to three core principles to manage your insurance objectives: strategic planning, five-star service, and cutting edge technology.

You'll find our staff of benefits professionals to be the very best with experience that is
matched by intelligence and integrity. We arm ourselves with continuous education, training,
and cutting edge technical resources. Our highly specialized consultants have helped to build
our reputation for excellence and fuel our growth.


 

All of our clients are assigned to a team of specialists who are solely dedicated to providing
a wealth of resources to serve their needs. Our professionals pride themselves on excellent service, and are dedicated to using their experience and expertise to meet our clients’
benefits objectives. Your account team’s goal is to help you save money through proper implementation and management of your benefits programs; they are committed to
anticipating and fulfilling your needs and concerns.


Some of the general day-to-day services you can expect from your RBA account team
include the following:


 

  •     Coordinate all RBA activities relating to the employee benefits program.
  •     Communicate with human resources or benefits personnel regarding benefits program issues
  •     Plan design consultation
  •     Benefit and cost analyses
  •     Periodic review of market trends to ensure plan compliance
  •     Custom employee communications
  •     Provide resources for COBRA, HIPAA, HIPAA Privacy, Section 125, and FMLA questions
  •     Provide resources for provider questions or issues
  •     Ensure implementation of policy changes with carrier(s)
  •     Request renewal with follow-up
  •     Compile renewal with plan changes
  •     Compile plan alternatives with renewals
  •     Update benefit comparisons
  •     Review renewal contracts for accuracy
  •     Act as a resource for difficult claim situations
  •     Coordinate enrollment of employees and dependents
  •     Ongoing compliance assistance with state and federal mandates
  •     Educate benefits personnel on new administrative procedures


 

Testimonials

“Thank you for you and your support group always putting forth a “can-do” effort to satisfy our every need in the areas of health insurance.  We appreciate the friendly and willing attitude exhibited by you and your staff.”

- Jack Rabun
Wedin International, Inc.


“I strongly recommend choosing Riske, Brown & Associates as an agency.  I have enjoyed working with Riske, Brown & Associates and have found their services invaluable.  They truly go above and beyond what most agents would consider their responsibility.  I have gotten money-saving suggestions and detailed analyses of our insurance programs that have been useful in making complex decisions that affect Premarc’s bottom line.  I have been able to confidently leave things in their capable hands and know it is being taken care of.  That is a great feeling and one you don’t find many places anymore.”

- Marsha Stewart
Premarc Corporation



 

"As Controller for a plastics manufacturer, administering health benefits for our employees was a difficult task.  Each year we struggled to maintain the quality of health care offered to our employees and their families while trying to find a way to afford the rising costs.  Another business acquaintance told us about Riske, Brown & Associates and the way they helped them with their healthcare plan.

 

Barry Riske and Michael Mains went above and beyond to customize a health plan for our employees that was both comprehensive and affordable.  Our group is small and we, employer and employees, were able to save money, while retaining a well designed and complete health plan.  They provided us with options and choices we did not know about.  The entire staff at Riske, Brown & Associates is excellent and provides exemplary service. I highly recommend them if you want to make your life easier when it comes to employee benefit planning. "
 

- Sally Bell
Grand Traverse Plastics Corporation

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