St. Cloud, MN Sept 12 – Stearns Insurance Services has retained its status as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Ragan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies.

More than 1200 independent agencies throughout the US were nominated to participate. Only 224 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35 – 40 top-performing agencies in the one of six revenue categories. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

Owen Peterson, CIC, President
Stearns Insurance Services
4191 2nd St. S. – St. Cloud, MN
Phone: 320-253-3525