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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 »

Want to Save Money on Your Insurance? Make Smart Savings Choices

Most people are always looking for ways to stretch their money and to save a little bit extra wherever they can.  When cutting expenses, often times we look to our insurance policies to see if we can save on premiums. Sometimes this includes altering insurance coverages to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely. If you’re thinking about changing your ... 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 »

New Team Member Spotlight: Denise Laine

RSS welcomed Denise Laine to our team as our newest personal lines account manager last month! Denise is a fully licensed Property and Casualty agent, with over six years of experience in the insurance industry. She recently moved to Westminster from Pueblo, to be closer to her three adult children, Brandon, Kenny, and Courtney. Denise graduated from CSU with a ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at A Precious Child

We love volunteering at A Precious Child! Twelve members of the RSS team volunteered together on February 13th 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 and working at their resource center.  After touring their facility, they put us to work ... 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 »

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Car Accident

Being involved in an accident can be a nerve-wracking, disorienting experience.  It’s upsetting and frustrating for sure, but remaining calm, rational and organized will most definitely help you manage this stressful event and possibly insurance claim.  Our agency has created an “Accident Report Guide” to assist you in gathering the information needed in the event of an accident.  While the ... Read More »

Are Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible?

You’ve probably started receiving W-2’s, 1099’s, year-end interest statements, as well as other tax documents in the mail recently. Our favorite time of year is almost upon us (read sarcasm here)…tax season.  Whether you’re a procrastinator, or ready to jump on the those tax filings right away, we will all be looking for deductions to lower our tax burden.  As ... 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 »

It’s Time for a 2018 Insurance Check Up!

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 »

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 »

Holiday Giving of Your Time

The gift of time could be the best gift of all this holiday season For many, the holiday season is a time for celebration and fun with loved ones. But for others in Colorado, the season can be one of the loneliest times of the year. At RSS, we know how precious the gift of time can mean to someone ... 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 »

Winter Tire Tips

Do You Need Winter Tires? Get Ready Now Before Our Colorado Weather Turns Nasty You know it’s coming. Snow and slush. Freezing rain. Maybe even black ice.  But do you know if your tires are ready for all of that? When driving in the front range and in the mountains in the wintertime, your tires just might be the most ... Read More »

What Do Food Banks Really Need?

As Thanksgiving approaches and with Christmas arriving shortly after that, many of us begin to turn our attentions to providing for those less fortunate than ourselves.  While food banks and food pantries have food and supply collection needs all year round, we typically begin to hear more about food shortage needs during the holidays.  While well meaning, sometimes just cleaning ... 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 »

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch? We Can Help!

When we think of fall we  immediately think of jack o’lanterns, hay bales, corn stalks, and caramel apples. Many families will be heading out over the next week or so to find that perfect pumpkin or tasty caramel apple to celebrate the bounty October has to offer.  Where will you be headed?  Our agency did some research and found six ... 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 »

Is Danger Lurking in Your Home?

You Don’t Have to Be Handy to Make Your Home More Livable  As we enter October, the month of all things “spooky,” why not take some time to make your home a bit safer, and less dangerous and scary for your family or visiting guests? I think we can all agree, home improvement is a never-ending process for most people, ... 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 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 »

Fourth of July Safety Tips

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, have lots of fun and create memories – whether at home or away on vacation.  Typically, in early July, sparklers, fire crackers and fireworks play a large part of the holiday festivities. While these fire and light displays can create great ... 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 »

Mothers Day: A Time to Celebrate Mothers

As the second Sunday of May nears again this year, it’s time to think of ways to celebrate mothers – although, of course, that’s a worthy pursuit at any time of year!  The RSS team thought it would be fun to give you a little bit of the history behind Mother’s Day, as well as a few ideas to honor the special ... Read More »

Do I Have Hail Damage? What Should I Do?

It’s severe weather season in Colorado again! In fact, just recently the Denver area experienced several severe and damaging hail storms. Thousands of homes and businesses throughout the area saw extensive damage from the violent spring weather.  Were you in an area that was hit hard? If so, most likely you will have numerous roofing contractors ringing your doorbell offering ... Read More »

Severe Spring & Summer Storm Season is Here

Do You Know How to Check Your Property for Storm Damage? If you’ve lived in Colorado very long you know how violent many of our wind, hail and thunderstorms can be. Within a moments notice, rumbling thunder turns into damaging winds, destructive hail and flooding gutters and roadways. When one of these storms hit your neighborhood or business, you hunker ... 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 »

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 »

Are Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible?

We’re right in the middle of that time of year we all love…tax season.  Some of us already have all of our information gathered and ready to go and some of us will scramble to get our documents together at the last minute so we can file our taxes. (Oh, and then there’s the select few that have already filed.) Whether ... 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 »

Insurance from an Artificial Intelligence Bot?

We live in an interesting time and in an interesting world. We have everything at our fingertips. We can Google or search for anything we need. We can easily call a 1-800 number for a variety of services and never have to deal with anyone face to face or create a relationship with a real person. Take it a step ... Read More »

RSS Volunteers at A Precious Child

Twelve members of the RSS team volunteered together on February 10th 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 and working at their resource center.  After touring their facility, they put us to work unloading their donation trucks and organizing, separating ... 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 »

Holiday Giving Without Getting Taken

For many of us, Christmas is a time of generosity and giving.  Every year during the holidays, people look for ways to give gifts, not just to family and friends but to those less fortunate. It’s the spirit of the season. Unfortunately, some of the charities out there don’t help people as fully as they claim – or possibly not ... 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 »

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 »

Top Ten Ways to Honor a Veteran on Veteran’s Day

Take time to honor a veteran and say thank you! Americans celebrate Memorial Day in the spring and Veterans Day in the fall. While it can be easy to confuse the two holidays, Memorial Day is set aside to honor American’s war dead; Veterans Day is intended to honor the service of all U.S. veterans, both living and deceased. In ... Read More »

Slow Down and Save Money

Speeding…it will cost you. Slow down, save money and save lives. How many times has the following happened to you? You’re speeding down I-25 or another local road when you spot a Colorado State Patrol car. You quickly hit the brakes and slow down, relieved that you didn’t get caught … this time.  Now take a minute to think what ... Read More »

Make Daylight Savings Time Daylight Safety Time

In most places in the United States, November 6th is Daylight Savings, when clocks are moved back one hour.  While we lose and hour of light in the evening heading into the darker fall and winter months, we gain a precious extra hour of sleep Sunday morning! As we  update our clocks this weekend, it’s also a great time to remember to improve ... 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 »

Keep Your Home Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

Make your house a haven for trick-or-treaters  Halloween is one of the fall season’s most treasured holidays. Kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door in search of the biggest and best goodies. If your neighborhood tends to be teeming with little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses, you’ll want to be sure your yard and stoop ... Read More »

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch?

When we think of fall we  immediately think of jack o’lanterns, hay bales, corn stalks, and caramel apples. Many families will be heading out over the next week or so to find that perfect pumpkin or tasty caramel apple to celebrate the bounty October has to offer.  Where will you be headed?  Our agency did some research and found six ... 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 »

Amendment 69 Would Destroy Colorado’s Vibrant Economy

It’s no secret that Colorado is a great place to live and do business. The state has enjoyed a years-long pattern of business growth and low unemployment thanks to a strong and diverse economy, a skilled workforce and outstanding quality of life. But Amendment 69 threatens to bring Colorado’s vibrant growth to a halt. The Amendment 69 issue on the November ... Read More »

5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Fender Benders 

Parking lots everywhere can be a great source of frustration and even “road rage.” Unfortunately for most of us, they can’t be avoided and we probably find ourselves and our vehicles parked in one several times a day. Most of us have also had our cars become victim to dings, dents, scratches and sometimes worse damage while other drivers are ... 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 »

Make a Family Emergency Communication Plan

September is National Preparedness Month. Plan now in case a disaster strikes! Disasters can happen quickly and unexpectedly. The most important step to staying safe is being prepared BEFORE an emergency occurs. It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together ... 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 »

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, have lots of fun and create memories – whether at home or away on vacation.  Typically, in early July, sparklers, fire crackers and fireworks play a large part of the holiday festivities. While these fire and light displays can create great ... Read More »

Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare) Bad for Business & Injured Workers

Upcoming Ballot Initiative Bad for the Workers’ Compensation System and Injured Workers Our state will be entering “election season” this summer and Colorado citizens will soon be bombarded by those annoying robocalls and ads on the radio and TV.  Typically our agency does not discuss or promote politics, however we’ve decided with this particular amendment it’s important for us to educate our ... 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 »

5 Tips to Plan the Best RV Route

Plan ahead and find the best RV-friendly routes It’s almost summer time in Rockies and around our beautiful country – prime RV season and a perfect time to explore and experience all of the beauty and history our state and country have to offer! But, even if you know where you want to go, do you know how to get there? After all, ... Read More »

Flag Etiquette: Respect Our American Flag

As we enter Memorial Day weekend, with the fourth of July holiday soon to follow, many of us will be handling and displaying the American flag in front of our homes and businesses, as a sign of respect, pride and patriotism for our country.  However, did you know that if you do not handle the flag properly you may be ... Read More »

Understanding Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare)

Helping Consumers in our State Understand the Single-Payer Health Care Initiative “ColoradoCare” Our state will be entering “election season” this summer and Colorado citizens will soon be bombarded by those annoying robocalls and ads on the radio and TV.  Typically our agency does not discuss or promote politics, however we’ve decided with this particular amendment it’s important for us to educate our ... 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 »

Agent Spotlight: Ana DeLara

Ana joined the RSS team in September of 2013.  She began her career at our office as a personal lines CSR (customer service representative), transitioned into a commercial lines CSR, and then decided about a year ago that she would like to become a full-time insurance agent. Ana truly enjoys the relational side of the insurance industry and wanted more opportunities to work one on ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tiny Homes are Trending…Can You Insure Them?

Tiny homes are extremely trendy right now.  You may have watched a show about these little abodes on HGTV or noticed your friends “pinning” pictures of their “dream tiny house” on Pinterest.  Many people are beginning to dream of a simpler, less cluttered, environmentally friendly way of life that a tiny house may offer.  They come in many unique shapes and sizes. ... Read More »

What If I Have a Claim?

Life happens. Accidents, storms and damage occur on a daily basis. We’d like to think it won’t happen to us, but when it does, you’ll hopefully have your insurance agent and your insurance policies in place to get life back to normal. However, right after a damaging event occurs, do you know what to do? Q. I’ve been in an ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Make the Most of Black Friday Shopping

Add some strategy to your ‘Black Friday’ shopping If there’s anything more satisfying than melting into the couch following a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixings, it has to be shopping for the best deals of the season the day after at our local shopping malls and centers. Hitting the shops on Black Friday has become a ritual ... Read More »

Top 10 Ways to Honor a Veteran on Veterans Day

Take time to honor a veteran and say thank you! Americans celebrate Memorial Day in the spring and Veterans Day in the fall. While it can be easy to confuse the two holidays, Memorial Day is set aside to honor American’s war dead; Veterans Day is intended to honor the service of all U.S. veterans, both living and deceased. In ... 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 »

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch?

When we think of fall we  immediately think of jack o’lanterns, hay bales, corn stalks, and caramel apples. Many families will be heading out over the next couple of weeks to find that perfect pumpkin or tasty caramel apple to celebrate the bounty October has to offer.  Where will you be headed?  Our agency did some research and found six ... Read More »

Football Fan Safety Tips

Are you ready to cheer on your favorite team? Make football season not just fun, but also safe. Finally, we’re welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, cheering on our favorite football teams! Football season brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities for ... Read More »

Back to School Safety Tips…Are You Ready?

As kids head back to school, let’s keep them safe  The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and the start of football season! (Go Broncos!!) It also means that our kids are headed back to school. With that in mind, we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around school ... 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 »

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 »

Where to Find Front Range Fireworks Shows

For many Americans, July Fourth is a family holiday — it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town, and a local fireworks show.  For those of you who like to end your celebration of the nation’s birthday with a fireworks display, we’ve created a list of area fireworks shows. There are a lot of options in our patriotic state: ... Read More »

Father’s Day: Time to Honor Dad

With summer drawing near and the weather warming up,  Colorado’s neighborhoods come alive with the sights and sounds of the season: lawnmowers, power tools and backyard barbecues, to name a few. For many people, those things all bring to mind one specific person: Dad. And since Father’s Day is just around the corner, we thought we’d give you some gift ideas ... 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 »

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 »

Do You Want Siri to Be Your Insurance Agent?

We live in an interesting time and in an interesting world. We have everything at our fingertips. We can Google or search for anything we need online. We can easily call a 1-800 number for a variety of services and never have to deal with anyone face to face or create a relationship with a real person. An article was ... Read More »

Don’t Neglect Your Yard or Your Safety!

We can feel it in the air…summer will be here in no time. Vacations, BBQs, picnics, and enjoying our beautiful Colorado summer weather is just around the corner! As we enjoy spring and anticipate summer, many of us may also be working in our yards – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Unfortunately, according to ... 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 »

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month We’ve all seen distracted drivers on the road, you may very well be one yourself.  Life’s busy, we have a lot to do and sometimes multitasking behind the wheel seems like a good idea.  Please don’t be tempted…there’s a lot at stake if you make one mistake while driving. Avoiding distractions while driving could ... Read More »

52 Reasons We Love Colorado

We love Colorado! Don’t you?  We feel so fortunate to be able to live in and to operate our agency in such a beautiful, interesting and unique state.  Over the next year (52 weeks) we’d like to explore what we (and you) think makes Colorado great! It’s something most of us all have in common…our mutual appreciation of this wonderful ... Read More »

Why We Love Maroon Bells

As our agency starts our 52 Week Series: “52 Things We Love About Colorado,” we knew our number one choice would have to be the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen, Colorado. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. They are located about 12 ... 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 »