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Awards & Recognition

SilverStone Group and our Associates are honored to have received the following awards.

Acuity

SilverStone Group’s Property & Casualty Division was honored by Acuity with the number 1 Agency in Nebraska award for total premium written with the insurer in 2006. Acuity is a regional insurance company that is nationally recognized not only for its operational excellence but for its intellectual capital as well.

B2B

SilverStone Group has been voted #1 in the Best of B2B contest’s Employee Benefit Company Category for 2012. Previously, SilverStone Group was voted #1 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  The B2B Quarterly magazine awards are based on the Best of Omaha program, which was originated in 1992. B2B Quarterly magazine contacted readers from 18,000 local organizations, asking them to vote for their favorite “businesses who serve other businesses.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

SilverStone Group’s Group Benefits division was recently honored with the second place Largest Net Growth award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. In addition, Group received the second place Group Sales award, which honors companies that exhibit excellence in sales and total premium written with BCBSNE in 2008. SilverStone Group received second place in this category last year and first place in 2007.

Business Insurance 100 Largest Brokers

SilverStone Group is number 67 on Business Insurance magazine’s list of “100 Largest Brokers in U.S. Business,” which is ranked by 2013 brokerage revenues generated by U.S.-based clients.

In addition, SilverStone Group is number 7 on the magazine’s list of “Largest U.S. Benefit Specialists.”

Business Insurance Best Places To Work

SilverStone Group has been selected as one of 2013′s Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine and Best Companies Group. The Best Places to Work in Insurance award identifies and recognizes employer’s that are leading the way in enhancing the employee experience in the insurance industry. This is our fourth consecutive year receiving the honor.

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Chubb

SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance Division is the only agency in the region to receive the Chubb Personal Insurance Cornerstone Elite Agency Designation for 2014. This is our tenth consecutive year receiving this award.

Governor’s Excellence in Wellness Award

SilverStone Group was honored with a Governor’s Excellence in Wellness Award at the Grower’s level. The Grower Award recognizes organizations that “grow the seeds of wellness” for employees. SilverStone Group was one of twenty-seven Nebraska employers being honored for their exceptional progress in improving health and increasing healthy behaviors.

Insurance Journal

For the third year in a row, SilverStone Group has been named a top 100 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency for 2011 by Insurance Journal. The Top 100 award identifies and recognizes places of employment that are leading the way in the property/casualty industry.

Medical Economics

Jeff Sharp, Principal–Qualified Plan Investment, was honored for the second consecutive year as one of Medical Economics’ 2008-2009 “150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors.” This rare honor is based on a Financial Advisor’s knowledge and experience, fee arrangements, minimum portfolio requirements and being in good standing with the SEC and the NASD.

MetLife

Pam McCawley, Principal–Personal Insurance, was honored with the Best of the Best Profitability Award from MetLife Auto and Home at the company’s 2007 Leaders Conference.

Recognized for our ability to write lucrative business, SilverStone Group ranked highest in profitability as a percent to earned premium. The company’s combined ratio was an incredible 53.3%, with a 2006 Loss Ratio of 13.5% and a 3-year Loss Ratio of 29%, earning us our seventh conference qualification.

Midlands Business Journal

SilverStone Group recently received number 1 ranking on the Midlands Business Journal’s list for “Largest Omaha Independent Insurance Agencies & Brokerages” in their 2009 Book of Lists. The honor is based on total premium written. SilverStone Group has been atop this list for the last five years in which it was published.

Omaha’s Best Places to Work

SilverStone Group is a past winner of Omaha’s Best Places to Work award. SilverStone Group has been honored each year that it has participated in this competition. This award, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP, recognizes companies that have created positive work environments for their employees.

PAR

SilverStone Group once again received the PAR Award for Excellence in 2013 in recognition of our continued commitment to excellence in client service. We have received this award for the past nine years.

Professional Agencies Reinsurance, Ltd. (PAR) is an agent’s errors and omissions facility initially developed through the cooperative efforts of Assurex Global and The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. PAR is underwritten by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. Our program currently insures 24% of the 100 largest brokers of U.S. business, as listed in Business Insurance magazine.

PLAN ADVISER’S TOP 100

Silverstone Group has been selected as one of PLAN ADVISER’S 2014 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers. This award is an annual listing of the retirement plan advisers and adviser teams whose practices stand out in the industry based on a series of quantitative measures. SilverStone Group was highlighted in the category for teams and individuals working with a specified percentage of 403(b) Plans. Read the full press release here.

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Robert P. Ashlock Quality Award

SilverStone Group received the Robert P. Ashlock Quality Award at the 25th Anniversary PAR/E&O Plus Recognition Dinner. This award recognizes continuity of outstanding quality management performance by honoring an agency or brokerage that has won the E&O Plus Quality Management Award multiple times.

United Healthcare

SilverStone Group was recently named a Platinum Broker in United Healthcare’s United Advantage program. This is an exclusive program dedicated to United Healthcare’s top-performing broker agencies. Qualifying members receive benefits designed to provide significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. This allows SilverStone Group to have access to elite services, exclusive business support, special recognition programs and online training and education.

Well Workplace Award

SilverStone Group was honored with a Gold Well Workplace Award for 2011 by The Wellness Council of America for addressing employee health in the workplace. Driven by a pre-defined set of worksite wellness criteria, organizations of all kinds compete to be recognized as one of America’s healthiest companies. Since its inception in 1991, more than 900 corporations, healthcare systems, public agencies and educational institutions have met those criteria and have been recognized. SilverStone Group first received the Gold Well Workplace Award in 2000 and then again in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2011.