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RSS Volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies

*Our team packed 300 boxes of food for seniors in our community!* Their Mission: Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. On September 12, RSS sent a team of 11 people down to the Food Bank of the Rockies warehouse to volunteer. We spent the afternoon packing boxes of ... Read More »

Did You Know We’re Super Social?

We love to communicate with our customers and community!  In order for us to most effectively reach as many of our friends, clients and the community as possible, we not only send out a monthly newsletter, but we’ve been keeping everyone up to date and informed through many venues of social media.  Have you checked us out lately? Almost everyone ... Read More »

Don’t Forget! RSS’s Virtual Food Drive Runs Through September 30th!

RSS Virtual Food Drive Supports Food Bank of the Rockies & Hungry Families in Colorado Through September, RSS will be supporting Food Bank of Rockies by hosting our second annual Virtual Food Drive.  FBR indicated to us that one of the best ways to support and serve their mission of helping hungry men, women and children in Colorado is by hosting a virtual food ... Read More »

New Team Member Spotlight: Shawna Railey

Meet new RSS team member Shawna Railey! RSS welcomed Shawna to the team as our newest personal lines account manager in August. She has 20 years of experience within the insurance industry. Shawna was born and raised in southern California and has been a resident of Colorado for 15 years. She is proud to be the mom of a beautiful ... Read More »

New Team Member Spotlight: Caralyn Kolberg

Meet new RSS team member, Caralyn Kolberg!   The RSS team is thrilled to welcome Caralyn into the office as our newest Administrative Assistant.  Caralyn is a Colorado native and grew up in Westminster. She attended high school at Cornerstone Christian Academy and then went on to get her Associate of Arts degree at Metro State.   Caralyn recently completed an internship ... Read More »

Protection, Taken Personally

With a new look and new name, comes a new tagline. We are so excited about the new look and new name we rolled out for our agency this summer! We hope you like it too! Earlier this year, as we evaluated our agency and what we wanted to communicate to our clients and community, we also decided it was ... Read More »

RSS Proudly Supports “Fill a Backpack Program”

 A Precious Child and Young Learners in Colorado Need Your Help! The number of children living at or below the federal poverty rate has grown faster in Colorado than anywhere else in the nation. One of the most important factors in bringing children out of poverty is education and academic success. A Precious Child’s Fill A Backpack Program strives to maximize ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Food Bank of the Rockies

Their Mission:   Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. We are excited to announce that our agency has selected Food Bank of the Rockies as our third quarter (July, August and September) Charity of the Quarter again in 2018!  During these months RSS will donate $10.00 for every referral we receive ... Read More »

RSS Implements Team Wellness Program

At RSS, we believe everyone should have access to a healthy lifestyle. This belief stems from RSS owners, Aaron and Sara Hoffman,  who, over the past couple of years have consistently made fitness a priority in their life. Aaron and Sara contribute much of their success to the fitness and nutrition plan they began at the beginning of 2017, with ... Read More »

New Name & New Look at RSS This Summer!

The time has come (drum roll)…we’ve been talking about it for the last couple of years(more drumroll)…our agency is officially transitioning our name from Richards, Seeley & Schaefer to RSS Insurance Services this summer! While we truly value the foundation upon which our founders (Ron Richards, Jerry Seeley, and Ernie Schaefer) built our agency, the time has come to update ... Read More »

New Team Member Spotlight: Kimberley Trotter

RSS is excited to welcome Kimberley Trotter to the team as our newest personal lines account manager. Kimberley has lived in Colorado for 32 years and comes to RSS with 15 years of insurance experience under her belt. She has an outgoing personality and loves to help others! When it comes to her clients Kim says, “I strive for excellence ... Read More »

Memorial Day: A Time for Remembrance

As Americans we all look forward to the promise of a three-day weekend at the end of May. We anticipate the fun, the picnics, and the BBQs we’ll attend. And one thing we know for sure; it marks the beginning of summer. But how often do we take the time during this weekend to reflect upon and honor the sacrifices ... Read More »

RSS Observes Mental Health Awareness Month

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, RSS team members have come together to support the community by raising mental health awareness and sponsoring local organizations such as Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Last week our agency was honored to support Jefferson Center for Mental Health at their 60th Anniversary Celebration. We proudly represent Jefferson Center as one ... Read More »

RSS Celebrates International Day of Families

It’s no surprise that a day celebrating family is important to us, as RSS Insurance is a family-owned business in which the principles of family play a prominent role in our everyday operations. When Aaron and Sara Hoffman acquired RSS from Sara’s father, Ernie Schaefer, they maintained Ernie’s core values by providing clients with a feeling of comfort, knowing whole-heartedly ... Read More »

New Team Member Spotlight: Christie DeFurio

Our agency welcomed Christie DeFurio to our team as our new Commercial Lines Account Executive this month! Christie has 15 years of insurance experience and is licensed in Property/Casualty insurance, as well as Life and Health.  She says she is a true “insurance nerd” and loves reviewing coverages and forms and protecting her clients and their assets. She is passionate ... Read More »

Honesty: An RSS Core Value

HONESTY: the quality of being fair and truthful: the quality of being honest. It seems pretty straightforward to us at our agency. It’s one of the building blocks of our business.   We conduct ourselves at RSS in a fair and straightforward manner. We don’t take short cuts, we don’t twist or cover up the facts, and we don’t misrepresent our customers ... Read More »

Customer Spotlight: Healthy Home Carpet Care

In honor of “Get to Know Your Customer Day,” we spoke with one of our client’s, Don Deleeuw, the owner of Healthy Home Carpet Care in Broomfield, Colorado. Don and his family have been providing the area with quality cleaning and repair services for 23 years. Don and his staff are committed to providing people with an exceptional experience. As ... Read More »

RSS Supports Flatirons Habitat for Humanity

Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. We have selected Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as our second quarter charity again in 2018. Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Flatirons Habitat for Humanity during the months of April, May and June. Through the work of Habitat, ... Read More »

RSS Welcomes Jenna Witt to the Team

Jenna joined the RSS team this month as our newest administrative assistant. When you first call or stop into our office you will most likely be greeted by Jenna! Jenna has a super friendly personality and loves helping others and meeting people.  She truly enjoys new experiences and new challenges. She is new to the insurance industry, but looks forward ... Read More »

RSS Diaper Drive Update & Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated diapers for our February Diaper Drive to benefit A Precious Child and their Basics 4 Babies Program!  We are very excited to say that we collected 2,022 diapers and 2,680 wipes! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our amazing customers and RSS team. Again, THANK YOU so very much! We encourage ... Read More »

February Diaper Drive to Benefit A Precious Child

Please join us in helping babies and moms in need in Colorado! In February we will be partnering with A Precious Child and their Basics 4 Babies program and will serve as a drop-off location for diapers and other essential baby items.  Basics 4 Babies provides direct aid to mothers and families who might otherwise ration or go without basic necessities for ... Read More »

The Winner of the $500 Visa Gift Card Is…

Congratulations to Todd Narum! We just completed our referral program drawing for our $500 Visa gift card “thank you” and he is our big winners! Thank you Todd for referring your friends and family to our agency! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when our clients and friends recommend our agency to others. We definitely find working with our ... Read More »

Choose an Insurance Agent in Four Steps

Insurance Agent, Greg Beehler

It’s Not Just a Quote, It’s a Relationship Shopping for insurance? You may think you’re simply looking for an insurance policy. But, perhaps, what you’re really looking for isn’t a “what” but a “who” – someone you can trust to guide you through the plethora of insurance choices, rather than trying to make sense of all the options yourself online. ... Read More »

A Precious Child: Charity of the Quarter

We have chosen A Precious Child as our “Charity of the Quarter” for January through March of this year again! Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting and supporting this amazing organization during our first quarter. Did you know that the number of children living in poverty has grown faster in ... Read More »

2018 Charity Partnerships & Referral Program

As we look towards the beginning of the new year at the end of the week, we are excited to announce that in 2018 we will continue to support and partner with four local and global charities. Our goal once again, is not only to support them financially, but to invest in them with our time when opportunities are available. ... Read More »

$500 Visa Gift Card Drawing Coming Up!

We want to thank all of our customers and friends for their support and referrals throughout the year! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and loved it when you recommended and entrusted us to your family and friends in 2017. We definitely working with our customers a very rewarding experience!  As you may remember, as part of our referral program ... Read More »

2017 RSS Year-in-Review…What a Great Year!

As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect and review the past 12 months at RSS. As the end of a year draws closer, many of us begin to look back on the many events and activities of the past 12 months and reflect on the goals attained, milestones reached and changes that have occurred.  We mentally make note of ... Read More »

Why Should You Do Business with Me? We Asked Our Team…Here’s What They Said

RSS Insurance is a family-owned business with its foundation strongly built upon the traditional principles of integrity, honesty, professionalism, community and generosity – ALWAYS delivered with a personal touch.  As owners of the agency (Aaron and Sara), we know what our agency stands for and why we hope individuals and businesses would want to utilize our services, but we wondered, ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at the OCC Distribution Center

Nine members of the RSS team (and several family members) volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Denver on November 30th. With only eight processing centers in the U.S., we felt very grateful for such a special opportunity. We had so much fun and kept very busy for the four hours we worked at the center. The center ... Read More »

130 Boxes Packed for Operation Christmas Child

Our fourth year of packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child was another BIG success! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our team, clients and friends who donated items to our Operation Christmas Child project. Thank you so much! Last November RSS was able to pack 117 boxes for this amazing cause. We are so excited to announce that we beat that number ... Read More »

New Employee Spotlight: Malinda Murray

RSS welcomed Malinda Murray to our agency in October. She joined our team as our newest Commercial Lines Account and Certificate Manager. Malinda has over 13 years of experience in the insurance industry, as well as two years of HR management experience. She grew up in Craig, Colorado, attended college in Phoenix, and spent two years in Anchorage, Alaska, before ... Read More »

Communication is Key. Relationship is Everything.

Communication: the imparting or exchanging of information or news. At RSS we believe relationships are very important. In fact, most experts would agree that communication is the key to a healthy, growing relationship. In order to get to know someone, whether it be a new friend, family member, coworker, or potential boyfriend/girlfriend, you need to talk to them, learn about ... Read More »

2017 Operation Christmas Child Project

Our agency is partnering with Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse again this year to help provide gift-filled shoeboxes and to share God’s love to needy children in poverty stricken countries around the world this Christmas.  Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach 10 million children this year through the OCC project. How does our agency help? We ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Samaritan’s Purse

As part of our referral program, our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Samaritan’s Purse from October through December. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims ... Read More »

Haven’t Heard About Our Referral Program Lately? Let us Remind You!

We wanted to take a moment to remind our friends and customers about our ongoing referral program and to introduce it to our newer customers. Our agency created a program some time ago that we like to call, “Referrals for a Good Cause.”   We truly appreciate our clients’ confidence in us and love it when they recommend and entrust us to ... Read More »

Tell Us What You Think!

We truly appreciate the confidence our clients place in us and love it when they recommend and entrust us to their family and friends. We definitely find working with our customers a very rewarding experience! We also love to hear from our customers directly when they are particularly pleased with an agent or RSS team member. We continuously strive to provide ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies

*Our team packed 407 boxes of food for seniors in our community!* Their Mission: Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. On September 8, RSS sent a team of 14 people down to the Food Bank of the Rockies warehouse to volunteer. We spent the afternoon packing boxes of food ... Read More »

RSS Offers Customized Insurance Plans to Fit Every Customer and Every Need

We love that we can help our customers with ALL of their insurance needs! We love that we are able to conveniently provide our customers with a full array of insurance products and services.  We purposely designed our agency and its departments so that we can offer our clients the convenience of one stop shopping.  Not only do we offer ... Read More »

RSS Welcomes Jessica Beuten to Our Team

Our agency welcomed Jessica to our team last month. She joined RSS as our new front desk and administrative assistant.  When you first call or stop into our office you will most likely be greeted by Jessica!  She comes from a large family (she’s one of seven kids) and is a Colorado native (since she was six months old) and ... Read More »

There’s an App for That! RSSNow & More!

Did you know that you can have immediate and convenient access to your policy information and documents 24 hours a day, seven days a week? In the digital world in which we live, we want to give our customers as many options as possible when managing their insurance needs and questions. We will always desire to have more personal contact ... Read More »

RSS Now Offering Complimentary Benefits Administration Platform to Our Clients

Making Your Job Easier So You Can Get Back to Work! We are excited to announce that RSS has invested in an HR administration platform for our current clients called EaseCentral! EaseCentral allows employers to easily manage employee benefits, on-boarding, and compliance in one central location. The EaseCentral solution makes the process of communicating, managing, and enrolling your employees in ... Read More »

RSS Welcomes Anna Pacatte to Our Team

Please meet our newest team member, Anna Pacatte! Anna joined our team as our newest personal lines account manager. She is fully licensed in Property, Casualty, Health and Life insurance, speaks fluent Spanish, and has been assisting clients in the insurance industry since 1989. Anna moved to Colorado from Arizona in June and now lives in Northglenn. She was raised ... Read More »

RSS Proudly Supports “Fill a Backpack” Program

 A Precious Child and Young Learners in Colorado Need Your Help! The number of children living at or below the federal poverty rate has grown faster in Colorado than anywhere else in the nation. One of the most important factors in bringing children out of poverty is education and academic success. A Precious Child’s Fill A Backpack Program strives to maximize ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Food Bank of the Rockies

Their Mission:   Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. We are excited to announce that our agency has selected Food Bank of the Rockies as our third quarter (July, August and September) Charity of the Quarter again in 2017!  During these months RSS will donate $10.00 for every referral we receive ... Read More »

Register for RSSNow for 24 Hour Policy Access

We are excited to announce that our clients now have immediate and convenient access to their policy information and documents 24 hours a day, seven days a week! In the digital world in which we live, we want to give our customers as many options as possible when managing their insurance needs and questions. We will always desire to have ... Read More »

RSS Wins $2,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies!

We did it! Thank you everyone for liking, commenting and sharing our photo in this Facebook photo contest! You helped us win a $2,000 donation for Food Bank of the Rockies! And thank you so much to Safeco Insurance for helping us support and draw attention to charities in our community! The people have spoken and RSS is the winner ... Read More »

RSS is a Safeco Insurance Change Agent Finalist!

Please like/comment on our photo on the @SafecoInsurance Facebook page to help us win $2,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies!  RSS is proud and honored to be named a Safeco Insurance Change Agents finalist for our volunteer work with Food Bank of the Rockies.  We were selected from independent agents across the country. Safeco Insurance started a new program ... Read More »

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

Volunteering with our Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity *Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.* On Friday, a number of RSS team members volunteered with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity  in Boulder at their Wonderland Creek project.  At this site, Flatirons Habitat is building affordable homes for four families in the Boulder area.  Families ... Read More »

What’s Important to Us? Here’s What We Want You to Know

Richards, Seeley & Schaefer, Inc., also known as RSS Insurance. A business yes, but also 19 individual people with values, principles, interests and beliefs. We believe that how we live our lives and interact with others personally and as a team, plays an important role in how we conduct our business, treat our clients, and relate to their needs.  We ... Read More »

THANK YOU for Your Referrals for a Good Cause! We donated $1,130.00 because of YOU!

We Love Your Referrals-$1,130 raised for A Precious Child First Quarter! We wanted to take a moment to remind our friends and customers about our ongoing referral program and to say “thank you.” We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when you recommend and entrust us to your family and friends. We definitely find working with our customers a ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity

Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. We have selected Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as our second quarter charity again in 2017. Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Flatirons Habitat for Humanity during the months of April, May and June. Through the work of Habitat, ... Read More »

RSS Donates 51 Hygiene Kits to A Precious Child

During the month of February we partnered with A Precious Child  by hosting a “Hygiene Kit” Drive.  We were notified by APC in January that they were in dire need of hygiene items for their resource center and we went to work! Our goal was to collect and build as many hygiene kits as we could for their organization. We filled each ... Read More »

Agent Spotlight: Ben Trygstad

Meet our newest agent, Ben Trygstad.  Ben joined the RSS team in January with no insurance experience, but with humility, integrity, a willingness to learn, a love of people, and a great work ethic.  Over the last couple of months, Ben has spent countless hours studying, reading policies, mentoring with experienced RSS agents, learning our agency management system as well ... Read More »

Keep in Touch with RSS!

As your insurance partner, we want to make sure we can contact you and your family in the event of an emergency or if we have important information we’d like to share with you regarding your policies or insurance coverages.  In addition to your home address and landline, we’d like to have your e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers on ... Read More »

February Hygiene Kit Drive for A Precious Child

Please join us in helping disadvantaged Colorado children and their families!!  In February we will be partnering with A Precious Child and will be hosting a “Hygiene Kit” Drive.  Please join in our efforts to deliver 50 hygiene kits to A Precious Child’s resource center at the end of the month. Each kit (gallon sized ziplock bag) will contain 5-7 ... Read More »

John Seeley Retires After a 43-Year Career

As of January 1, John Seeley retired from our agency after a 43 year career as an insurance agent and advisor.  After much deliberation he determined that the time was right for him to slow down and spend more time with his family. John began his insurance career with our agency in 1972 when his father, Jerry Seeley originally owned ... Read More »

The Winner of the $500 Visa Gift Card Is…

Congratulations to Mark and Jana Stone of Westminster! We just completed our referral program drawing for our $500 Visa gift card “thank you” and they are the big winners! Thank you Mark and Jana for referring your friends and family to our agency! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when our clients and friends recommend our agency to ... Read More »

A Precious Child: Charity of the Quarter

We have chosen A Precious Child as our “Charity of the Quarter” for January through March of this year again! Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting and supporting this amazing organization during our first quarter. Did you know that the number of children living in poverty has grown ... Read More »

New Year Check Up-Help Us Help You!

As we welcome in a new year many of us make various New Year’s resolutions.  Many of them are personal, but some of them may be financial.  The start of the new year is a good time to make sure your financial house is in order and  to go through your insurance policies and personal situation to make sure that your insurance ... Read More »

2017 Charity Partnerships & Referral Program

As we look towards the beginning of the new year at the end of the week, we are excited to announce that in 2017 we will continue to support and partner with four local and global charities. Our goal once again, is not only to support them financially, but to invest in them with our time when opportunities are available. ... Read More »

$500 Visa Gift Card Drawing Coming Up!

We want to thank all of our customers and friends for their support and referrals throughout the year! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and loved it when you recommended and entrusted us to your family and friends in 2016. We definitely working with our customers a very rewarding experience!  As you may remember, as part of our referral program ... Read More »

RSS’s Year in Review-2016 Was Great!

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect and review the past 12 months at RSS. As the end of a year draws closer, many of us begin to look back on the many events and activities of the past 12 months and reflect on the goals attained, milestones reached and changes that have occurred.  We mentally make note of ... Read More »

New Employee Spotlight: Leah Terzulli

Leah joined the RSS team in October of 2016 as our newest personal lines account manager.  She grew up along the east coast (Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York) and moved to Colorado two years ago when she married her husband Chris.  Leah has two sisters and one brother whom live in Texas, D.C. and Colorado. She is fully licensed in Property, ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at the OCC Processing Center

Nine members of the RSS team (and several family members) volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Denver on December 2nd. With only eight processing centers in the U.S., we felt very grateful for such a special opportunity. We had so much fun and kept very busy for the four hours we worked at the center. The center ... Read More »

RSS Packs Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Our third year of packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child was another BIG success! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our team, clients and friends who donated items to our Operation Christmas Child project. Thank you so much! Last November RSS was able to pack 116 boxes for this amazing cause. We are so excited to announce that we beat that ... Read More »

New Employee Spotlight: Rebekah Thurman

Our agency welcomed Rebekah to our team in October. She joined RSS as our new front desk and administrative assistant.  When you first call or stop into our office you will most likely be greeted by Rebekah!  She comes from a large family (she’s one of seven kids) and is a Colorado native, born and raised in Broomfield. She graduated ... Read More »

The SIX C’s of RSS Insurance

At RSS we continually strive to make sure we are offering our clients the best possible experience while they are interacting with our agency and our team.  We truly want to provide our customers and community with  a more personable, enjoyable and expert alternative to the 1-800 numbers and online purchasing options. We believe our agency has numerous qualities that ... Read More »

Health Insurance Open Enrollment for Individuals Begins November 1st

It’s Time to Start Shopping Now and to Start Preparing for Next Year **VERY IMPORTANT** Open Enrollment for purchasing health insurance for 2017 is November 1st – January 31st.  You DO NOT want to miss the open enrollment period. If you would like to make changes in your health insurance coverage, you must do so during this period.  Many carriers have indicated that they will NOT ... Read More »

Operation Christmas Child Project

Our agency is partnering with Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse again this year to help provide gift-filled shoeboxes and to share God’s love to needy children in poverty stricken countries around the world this Christmas.  Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach 10 million children this year through the OCC project. How does our agency help? We ... Read More »

RSS Transitions to a New Agency Management System in October

We are very happy to announce that RSS officially transitioned to a new, upgraded and more comprehensive agency management system on October 7th! Over the last six months the entire RSS team has been working diligently through the transition and training process to move our data to a “next level” management system called Epic. Epic is a cloud-based insurance agency ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Samaritan’s Purse

As part of our referral program, our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Samaritan’s Purse from October through December. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims ... Read More »

Haven’t Heard About Our Referral Program Lately? Let us Remind You!

We wanted to take a moment to remind our friends and customers about our ongoing referral program and to introduce it to our newer customers. Our agency created a program some time ago that we like to call, “Referrals for a Good Cause.”   We truly appreciate our clients’ confidence in us and love it when they recommend and entrust us to ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies

Volunteering with our Charity of the Quarter: Food Bank of the Rockies Their Mission: Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. On Friday, September 9th, nine members of the RSS team traveled down to the Food Bank of the Rockies TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)Warehouse in Denver to volunteer. ... Read More »

Customized Insurance Plans for Our Customers

We love that we can help our customers with ALL of their insurance needs! We love that we are able to conveniently provide our customers with a full array of insurance products and services.  We purposely designed our agency and its departments so that we can offer our clients the convenience of one stop shopping.  Not only do we offer ... Read More »

Don’t Forget! RSS’s Virtual Food Drive Runs through September 30th!

RSS Virtual Food Drive Supports Food Bank of the Rockies & Hungry Families in Colorado  Through September, RSS will be supporting Food Bank of Rockies by hosting our first ever Virtual Food Drive.  FBR indicated to us that one of the best ways to support and serve their mission of helping hungry men, women and children in Colorado is by hosting a virtual ... Read More »

Impact of Single Payer Healthcare

Vote No on Amendment 69 Election season is in full swing now!  As we are bombarded by political messages in the coming months it’s important that Colorado citizens educate themselves about the issues on the ballot, so they can make informed decisions when casting their vote in November.  As we mentioned in previous months, RSS will be making numerous blog ... Read More »

New Agent Spotlight: Nicole Baldizan

Please help us in welcoming Nicole Baldizan to the RSS team! Nicole officially joined our team in July as our newest property and casualty insurance-licensed agent.  Nicole has been advising and helping people with their insurance needs for 14 years.  She says she truly takes pride in her work and loves helping her clients. While Nicole grew up as an ... Read More »

It’s Your Choice! We Hope You Choose Us!

Choices, options, alternatives.  Consumers have many, many choices when shopping for their insurance policies. Direct agents, independent agents, 1-800 numbers, online shopping; whatever insurance purchasing experience you are looking for, you can find in our great country.  We’re excited that consumers have so many insurance purchasing options.  We believe it’s what makes America great! Competition is key and keeps businesses ... Read More »

Do You Subscribe to our Newsletter?

Insurance Matters-Connecting with Our Clients We want to keep in touch with our customers and community!  Our agency sends out a monthly e-newsletter to keep our clients and friends up to date about what were up to at RSS!  Our newsletter includes information about our charity partnerships, how we’re involved in the community, spotlights on our employees, information about the community, background ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Food Bank of the Rockies

Their Mission:   Helping hungry men, women and children thrive by providing food and essentials through their programs and partner agencies. We are excited to announce that we are starting a new charity partnership this quarter! Our agency has selected Food Bank of the Rockies as our third quarter (July, August and September) Charity of the Quarter.  During these months RSS ... Read More »

RSS Welcomes Rena Hummel to Our Team

RSS welcomed Rena and her wealth of health insurance industry knowledge to our agency in June of 2016. Rena has worked in the health benefits industry for over 12 years and is licensed not only health and life, but also in property and casualty insurance as well. She is a Colorado native and grew up in Denver with a large ... Read More »

RSS by the Numbers

Why We Think Our Numbers Add Up for Our Clients At RSS we believe we’re different. We believe we’re unique. We believe we provide insurance services to our clients in a way that sets us apart.  Stated  another way, we think our numbers add up for our clients.  What does that mean? As part of our ongoing communication with our customers ... Read More »

Welcome to the RSS Team: Michelle McDonald

Michelle joined our team earlier this month as our in-house individual health insurance specialist and advisor! We are so excited to welcome her to RSS as she brings with her 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Michelle is a Colorado native and grew up in Westminster near Standly Lake. She still currently resides in Westminster where she ... Read More »

Independent Means We Work for YOU!

Do What You Love, Love What You Do We LOVE what we do at RSS Insurance! We love that we are TOTALLY different from almost ALL of the other insurance agencies out there.  We come across many people who are completely unfamiliar with the term and concept of an independent insurance agency. They want to know which insurance company we represent.  Are we ... Read More »

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

 Volunteering with our Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity *Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.* On Friday, 10 members of the RSS team traveled up to Jamestown for the day to help rebuild a home that was destroyed by the 2013 floods in Colorado. They were very humbled by the opportunity to help ... Read More »

RSS Featured in LooseLeaf Magazine

Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association featured our agency in the April/May edition of their member magazine We are very honored and excited to be featured in this month’s issue of LooseLeaf magazine! The publication is written and published by the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association (CNGA).  Aaron Hoffman, RSS CEO, was interviewed in February by one of the magazine’s writers about ... Read More »

It’s That Important to Us: RSS Code of Conduct

What we say about ourselves means a lot and we take it seriously here at RSS. One of the core values you may find on our website or on our materials is the word INTEGRITY. To us, this word speaks volumes. It’s how we do life, it’s who we are.  In fact, we feel so strongly about our values, how ... Read More »

Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity

Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. We have selected Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as our second quarter charity again in 2016. Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Flatirons Habitat for Humanity during the months of April, May and June. Through the work of Habitat, ... Read More »

THANK YOU for Your Referrals for a Good Cause

We Love Your Referrals-$780 raised for A Precious Child First Quarter! We wanted to take a moment to remind our friends and customers about our ongoing referral program and to say “thank you.” We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when you recommend and entrust us to your family and friends. We definitely find working with our customers a ... Read More »

What’s In a Name? An RSS History

Where does Richards, Seeley & Schaefer, Inc. get it’s name? Richards, Seeley & Schaefer, Inc. While a mouthful to say for sure, our name has a history and a legacy of which we’re very proud. If you aren’t familiar with us or our tag line, “Professional Insurance Services with a Personal Touch,”  you may think we’re a law or accounting ... Read More »

RSS Diaper Drive Update

Thank you so much to everyone who donated diapers for our February Diaper Drive to benefit A Precious Child and their Basics 4 Babies Program!  We are very excited to say that we collected 4,099 diapers, 3,880 wipes, along with other essential baby items! We almost tripled the number of diapers and wipes we collected over last year! We couldn’t have ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at A Precious Child

Eight members of the RSS team joined together on February 3rd to volunteer at A Precious Child in Broomfield. We closed our offices early so we could help out at our Charity of the Quarter. We had such a great time serving together at their resource center.  After touring their facility, they put us to work organizing, separating and hanging donations to ... Read More »

Annual February Diaper Drive

Please join us in helping babies and moms in need in Colorado! In February we will be partnering with A Precious Child and their Basics 4 Babies program and will serve as a drop-off location for diapers and other essential baby items.  Basics 4 Babies provides direct aid to mothers and families who might otherwise ration or go without basic necessities for ... Read More »

Why Do We Tell You What We Tell You?

Communication: the imparting or exchanging of information or news. At RSS we believe relationships are very important. In fact, most experts would agree that communication is the key to a healthy, growing relationship. In order to get to know someone, whether it be a new friend, family member, coworker, or potential boyfriend/girlfriend, you need to talk to them, learn about ... Read More »

Agent Spotlight: Stephanie Gonzales

Meet Stephanie Gonzales.  Stephanie is a fourth generation Coloradan who joined the RSS team in June of 2014. She began her insurance career in 2001 as a customer service representative and has been growing and learning about insurance ever since. She is licensed in Property, Casualty, and Life and absolutely loves getting to know her customers!  Her enjoyment in getting ... Read More »

The Winner of the $500 Visa Gift Card Is…

Congratulations to Nick Hooper of Littleton! We just completed our referral program drawing for our $500 Visa gift card “thank you” and he is the big winner! Thank you Nick for referring your friends and family to our agency! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when our clients and friends recommend our agency to others. We definitely find ... Read More »

A Precious Child: Charity of the Quarter

We have chosen A Precious Child as our “Charity of the Quarter” for January through March of this year again! Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting and supporting this amazing organization during our first quarter. Did you know that the number of children living in poverty has grown ... Read More »

2016 Charity Partnerships & Referral Program

As we look towards the beginning of the new year at the end of the week, we are excited to announce that in 2016 we will continue to support and partner with four local and global charities. Our goal once again, is not only to support them financially, but to invest in them with our time when opportunities are available. The ... Read More »

$500 Visa Gift Card Drawing Coming Up!

We want to thank all of our customers and friends for their support and referrals throughout the year! We truly appreciate your confidence in us and have loved it when you recommended and entrusted us to your family and friends in 2015. We have definitely found working with our customers a very rewarding experience!  As you may remember, as part of our ... Read More »

What Community Means to Us

COMMUNITY. As our agency transitioned into its third generation of family this year, we’ve continued to proudly carry on the legacy of the principles upon which we’ve built our agency, but we’ve added two more values we feel passionately about-community and generosity. We’d like to explain to you what that means to us. When most people say they are local ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at the OCC Distribution Center

Twelve members of the RSS team volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child distribution center in Denver on December 2nd. With only eight distribution centers in the U.S., we felt very grateful for such a special opportunity. We had so much fun and kept very busy for the four hours we worked at the center.  The center operates with the goal of ... Read More »

We’ve Got Christmas Spirit…How About You?

Christmas Photo Contest RSS’s “We’ve Got Christmas Spirit, How About You?” Christmas Photo Contest is under way!  The team at RSS loves to have fun and loves Christmas! We’ve created a Facebook photo contest so we can have fun with our team and the community in expressing our yuletide cheer! If you’ve got holiday spirit and have a fun or ... Read More »

116 Boxes Packed for Operation Christmas Child!

Our second year of packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child was a HUGE success! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our team, clients and friends who donated items to our Operation Christmas Child project. Thank you so much! Last November RSS was able to pack 57 boxes for this amazing cause. We are so excited to announce that we beat that ... Read More »

Did You Know We’re Super Social?

We love to communicate with our customers and community!  In order for us to most effectively reach as many of our friends, clients and the community as possible, we not only send out a monthly newsletter, but we’ve been keeping everyone up to date and informed through many venues of social media.  Have you checked us out lately? Almost everyone ... Read More »

The RSS Team-We’re Here for You!

At RSS we’re extremely proud of the 18 team members we’ve assembled to help, advise, support, instruct and partner with our clients and community.  We’ve selected and trained our staff for very specific roles in order to best assist our customers with any need or question they may have. We would like to give some insight as to how and ... Read More »

Operation Christmas Child Project

Our agency is partnering with Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse again this year to help provide gift-filled shoe boxes and to share God’s love to needy children in poverty stricken countries around the world this Christmas.  Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach 10 million children this year through the OCC project. How does our agency help? ... Read More »

Samaritan’s Purse: Our Charity of the Quarter

As part of our referral program, our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Samaritan’s Purse from October through December. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims ... Read More »

Employee Spotlight: Christina Mertens

RSS welcomed Christina to our team this month to assist our commercial clients and their agents. Christina obtained her Property/Casualty license in 2004, but has a background in insurance dating back to 1997. She grew up in Colorado Springs and is proud to be a third generation Air Force Veteran. Christina married her husband Jon in 2009 and they have ... Read More »

You’re Invited: RSS Open House September 25th

Our agency and our entire RSS team would like to invite you to an Open House at our office from 11:00-3:00 on Friday, September 25th.  We want to take the opportunity to say, “thank you” to all of our clients and to invite you into our agency “home” to see the many changes we’ve made in our office this year.  We’ve ... Read More »

Congratulations to Katy Beehler

Katy will be featured in the 5280 Magazine September issue! Katy has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Home & Auto Insurance Professional award winner! We are proud to announce that she will be featured in the September issue of 5280 magazine with a select few other insurance professionals in our state.  Recent homebuyers were surveyed and less than ... Read More »

We Want to Hear from You!

We want to know what you think! We’d also like others in our area to know why our customers choose to place their trust in us. If you’re a fan of RSS please consider letting your friends, family and others in the community know by rating us on:                           ... Read More »

Thanks for Supporting A Precious Child & RSS!

The Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Contest has ended and A Precious Child will receive a check for $3,500! The Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Contest has ended, and while our RSS/A Precious Child team was not one of the top three vote-getters, we truly appreciate the support of everyone who took the time to vote. Thanks to everyone voting in ... Read More »

Why We Do What We Do

Why do we run an insurance agency in Colorado, providing, explaining, and servicing various and almost all insurance products to people in our community and beyond? We love what we do! That’s why we do what we do.  Plain and simple. However,  we’d like to explain why we feel so passionately about the services we provide and why we’re so ... Read More »

Employee Spotlight: Kylie Kroeplin

Please help us welcome Kylie to the RSS team! Kylie joined our agency in July and was immediately ready to serve and assist our personal lines clients.  She began her insurance career in 2013 and now holds a Property & Casualty license in our state. Kylie moved to Colorado two and half years ago, but grew up in Payette, Idaho where ... Read More »

Help RSS Win A Precious Child $10,500 Now!!

Voting is now LIVE! Click HERE to vote for A Precious Child to win $10,500! We’re excited to announce that RSS has been selected to receive the Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for our volunteer work with A Precious Child this year! More importantly, A Precious Child will receive a $3,000 donation from Safeco on our behalf.  (And we now have ... Read More »

What’s New at RSS?

We’ve been making some changes at RSS this year. We offer the same insurance products (almost any insurance policy you could need), represent the same carriers (over 60 companies for us to quote insurance through), and are still in the same location (a quaint, adobe farmhouse in Westminster). So what’s different? We’ve recognized the importance of communicating with our clients ... Read More »

Susan G. Komen Colorado: Charity of the Quarter

 Their Vision: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality  care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Our agency has selected Susan G. Komen Colorado as our third quarter (July, August and September) Charity of the Quarter.  During these months RSS will donate $10.00 for every referral we receive to Susan G. ... Read More »

Our Agency is Hiring! You Could Be Part of the RSS Insurance Team!

Our agency is looking for a qualified, friendly, and hard-working Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative. Please review the details below and contact Aaron Hoffman at ahoffman@rss-insurance.com if you think you may be an asset to our team. We look forward to hearing from you. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – *Current Colorado P/C insurance license required* Our growing insurance agency needs ... Read More »

Garage Sale for a Cause This Month

Our agency will be hosting a “garage sale” on June 26 and June 27 from 8am until 1pm each day (or until items for sale are all sold).  The RSS staff will be donating items to sell at our First Annual Garage Sale for a Cause.  All proceeds from the sale will be donated to our Charity of the Quarter, Flatirons ... Read More »

Agent Spotlight: Angela Mattei

We are very excited to welcome Angela to our insurance team this month! She will be our dedicated health insurance and employee benefits agent for our agency and is very excited to meet many of our clients! She has been working in the health insurance industry for over 20 years and holds a health and life insurance license. She loves meeting ... Read More »

Our Tagline: “Professional Insurance Services with a Personal Touch”

As we continue to describe our agency and what we stand for as a business to our customers, potential customers, friends and community, we thought it was about time we explain what our tagline, “Professional Insurance Services with a Personal Touch,” means to us. Since 1967, the guiding principle of Richards, Seeley & Schaefer has been “Professional Insurance Services with ... Read More »

RSS Ladies Help Rebuild a Home in Jamestown

Volunteering with a Charity of the Quarter: Flatirons Habitat for Humanity *Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.* On Friday, seven our staff members traveled up to Jamestown for the day to help rebuild a home that was destroyed by the 2013 floods in Colorado. They were very humbled by the opportunity to help out a ... Read More »

Do You Subscribe to our Newsletter?

We want to keep in touch with our customers and community!  We send out a monthly e-newsletter from our agency to keep our clients and friends up to date about what were up to here at RSS!  Our newsletter includes information about our charity partnerships, how we’re involved in the community, spotlights on our employees, information about the community, background ... Read More »

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity:

 Our Charity of the Quarter Their Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our agency will be donating $10.00 for every referral we receive from our customers and will be highlighting Flatirons Habitat for Humanity during the months of April, May and June. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope ... Read More »

Honesty: An RSS Core Value

HONESTY: the quality of being fair and truthful: the quality of being honest. It seems pretty straightforward to us at our agency. It’s one of the building blocks of our business.   We conduct ourselves at RSS in a fair and straightforward manner. We don’t take short cuts, we don’t twist or cover up the facts, and we don’t misrepresent our ... Read More »

Employee Spotlight: David Barrera

Please help us welcome our newest employee, David Barrera! David joined our team last month as a fully licensed commercial lines account manager. David is very excited to be assisting our business clients along with Dena and Tracy. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Colorado’s beautiful mountains and open space drew him to our state in 2002.  He now resides in Erie with his wife of ... Read More »

Thank YOU for Your Referrals for a Good Cause

We Love Your Referrals We wanted to take a moment to remind our friends and customers about our new referral program and to say “thank you.”  We truly appreciate your confidence in us and love it when you recommend and entrust us to your family and friends. We definitely find working with our customers a very rewarding experience! Since we not ... Read More »

Agent Spotlight: Greg Beehler

Greg became a licensed agent with our agency in 2008. He was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993 with a degree in engineering. He and his wife of 20 years, Tonia, are raising two boys, Ethan and Adam, in Arvada. Greg loves being involved with the sports in which his boys ... Read More »

An RSS Core Value: INTEGRITY

What we say about ourselves means a lot and we take it seriously here at RSS. One of the core values you may find on our website or on our materials is the word INTEGRITY. To us, this word speaks volumes. It’s how we do life, it’s who we are. Here’s how the dictionary defines integrity: The quality of being ... Read More »

Just the Right Size

We want YOU to know us. We’d like to be known by our customers, prospective clients, and our community. During the year, we will be taking opportunities to explain in more detail some of the statements and descriptions we proudly make and believe about our agency. At RSS we like to say, “We’re just the ‘right size’; large enough to represent top-rated insurance ... Read More »

Helping Out at A Precious Child

We are so proud of how our staff joined together on Wednesday to volunteer at A Precious Child in Broomfield. RSS closed its offices early so we could help out at our Charity of the Quarter. We had such a great time serving and learning about APC!  After touring their facility, they put us to work organizing and inventorying donations ... Read More »

Employee Spotlight: Dena Brown

“Celebrating 25 Years!” This month marks Dena’s 25th year with RSS! She is a licensed Property and Casualty CSR for our business clients. She has been married to her husband Charlie for 28 years and they have one daughter, Brittany, who is a Social Studies teacher in Jefferson County. Her daughter is getting married in September, and Dena is keeping busy ... Read More »

2015 Charity Partnerships & New Referral Program

We are excited to announce that in 2015 we will be supporting and partnering with four local and global charities. Our goal is not only to support them financially, but to invest in them with our time when opportunities are available. The four charities we have chosen to support in 2015 are:  A Precious Child, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Susan ... Read More »

Connect with RSS on Social Media

Connect with RSS on Social Media Are you on social media? In an effort to stay connected with our clients, our agency has become social! Please connect with us in order to keep informed about what we’re up to and who we are, the latest insurances news, important information, education on insurance-related topics, or just to have fun with us. Please ... Read More »

Sign Up for Our Monthly Newsletter

We want to stay connected with you. This monthly newsletter will serve as a useful tool in allowing our agency to send out helpful and useful information regarding important coverage/policy information and to keep you updated about what’s new or interesting in the insurance industry. We would also like our newsletter to serve as a tool for our customers to ... Read More »