United Heartland Agency of the Territory 2016 award presented to TIS CEO Ed Sims (left) by UH Charlotte Regional Director of Business Development Mike McKeon.

New Berlin, Wis. – United Heartland, a leading national workers’ compensation insurance company, proudly announces three 2016 Agency of the Territory winners. The top agencies are:

  • TIS Insurance Services, Inc. – Knoxville, Tenn.
  • MJ Insurance, Inc. – Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates (HMA) – Kansas City, Mo.

“These agencies support United Heartland’s high-touch customer service approach to workers’ compensation and are valued partners with our organization,” said Steve Cooper, president of United Heartland.  “We truly value the strong relationship we have had with these key agency partners and are honored to recognize them as United Heartland’s top regional agencies in 2016.”

“We are honored to receive the recognition of United Heartland’s Agency of the Territory award. It is very important to us as agents to place our clients with a carrier that shares the same strong values and beliefs as do we at TIS Insurance Services,” said TIS Chief Executive Officer Ed Sims.

Leading agency partners exhibit outstanding written premium, strong customer retention and a healthy cumulative loss ratio. These agencies join M3 Insurance of Madison, Wis., who was earlier named United Heartland’s Agency of the Year.

United Heartland offers a comprehensive, results-oriented approach to delivering responsive and valued workers’ compensation solutions directed toward:

  • Sustainable safety improvements to reduce and eliminate injuries
  • Innovative claims management centered on quality outcomes and effective expense management
  • An aggressive and comprehensive return-to-work approach
About United Heartland

United Heartland is the marketing name for United Wisconsin Insurance Company, a member of AF Group.  Insurance policies may be issued by any of the following companies within AF Group: Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Accident Fund National Insurance Company, Accident Fund General Insurance Company, United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Third Coast Insurance Company or CompWest Insurance Company.

About TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc., an independent, privately owned insurance agency, has been helping clients find the right insurance policies since 1945. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TIS proudly serves more than 6,000 individuals and businesses across 48 states. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Agency by Insurance Journal Magazine, TIS has the expertise and resources required to deliver tailored and effective insurance solutions.

 

Christy Ball and Alexis Psihogios

Knoxville, TN – A leading insurance professional organizational recently recognized Christy Ball, CIC and Alexis Psihogios, CIC of TIS Insurance Services, Inc. for their dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry.

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) honored Ball and Psihogios, both Knoxville natives, for ten years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer services.

“This honor is an acknowledgement of the priority TIS Insurance Services places on education and professional growth,” cited the Society’s President, Dr. William T. Hold, CIC, CPCU, CLU. “Customers, associates, and the insurance professional as a whole benefit from such a strong commitment to continuing education.”

The CIC Program is nationally recognized as the premier continuing education program for insurance professionals, with programs offered in all 50 state and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Society of CIC is a not-for-profit organization and the founding program of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

About TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc., an independent, privately owned insurance agency, has been helping clients find the right insurance policies since 1945. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TIS proudly serves more than 6,000 individuals and businesses across 48 states. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Agency by Insurance Journal Magazine, TIS has the expertise and resources required to deliver tailored and effective insurance solutions.

 

Insurance journal ranks top agencies nationwide

Knoxville, TN – TIS Insurance Services, Inc., TIS Insurance Services, Inc. has once again been listed in the Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent Insurance Agencies in America listing.

The Top 100 list is ranked by total property and casualty (P&C) agency revenue for 2015 and comprises only those agencies that are privately-owned firms whose business is primarily retail, not wholesale.

All the Top 100 agencies included report and cooperated in the process. The result is a glimpse at some of the nation’s most successful privately-held independent insurance agencies and brokerages. TIS Insurance Services ranked 75th overall in the Top 100 selected from over 30,000 insurance agencies in the United States.

About TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc., an independent, privately owned insurance agency, has been helping clients find the right insurance policies since 1945. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TIS proudly serves more than 6,000 individuals and businesses across 48 states. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Agency by Insurance Journal Magazine, TIS has the expertise and resources required to deliver tailored and effective insurance solutions.

 

Rob McMillin and John Sims join the ownership team

Knoxville, TN – TIS Insurance Services, Inc., a Top 100 independent insurance agency, recently named Rob McMillin and John Sims as its newest shareholders. “Rob and John have earned ownership in the agency through their hard work, determination, and through the embodiment of the TIS Promise of putting our clients first. I know they will be great leaders going forward,” said TIS Chairman Bill Thomas.

McMillin joined the TIS team in 2001 as a broker and further trained at The National Alliance/Chubb Insurance Group Broker Training School in Somerset, NJ. Within the HealthCare Services Division, McMillin has been both sales producer and new account developer. He holds a Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Tennessee.

Sims joined the TIS HealthCare Services Division in 2007 as a sales producer and has focused on acquiring new healthcare business throughout the country. Sims has a vast amount of experience with workers’ compensation self-insured business.  He is currently working toward his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Sims also holds a Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Tennessee Knoxville.

“The addition of Rob and John to our shareholder group is exciting news especially as TIS continues to experience significant growth and expansion in both the local and national markets, said CEO Ed Sims. “Their extensive industry knowledge and experience within one of the larger TIS divisions is invaluable to our success.”

Both McMillin and Sims are vice presidents within the HealthCare Services Division at TIS. They join the current shareholder group that includes Bill Thomas, Chairman; Ed Sims, CEO; Morgan Thomas, President/Commercial; Taylor Preston, President/HealthCare Services; and Ben Kelly, President/Employee Benefits.

About TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc., an independent, privately owned insurance agency, has been helping clients find the right insurance policies since 1945. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TIS proudly serves more than 6,000 individuals and businesses across 48 states. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Agency by Insurance Journal Magazine, TIS has the expertise and resources required to deliver tailored and effective insurance solutions.