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RMS clients have this to say about the service they receive from RMS, whether as a WERMC (Wisconsin Educators Risk Management Cooperative) member or retainer/insurance bid client:

Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Jt. S.D., Gina Kolzow:
"We just wanted to thank you for keeping on top of our insurance needs. Your insurance knowledge and help has been invaluable to us."

Ashwaubenon S.D., Keith Lucius:
"As a result of working with RMS, we have seen savings in premiums. We also now have procedures for claims management and compliance issues that we didn’t have, such as a return to work program. I have received significant value from our consultant sharing ideas and recommendations that will mean long term savings and managing the district’s risks."

CESA 5, Wayne Moll

CESA 6, Dave Van Spankeren:
"(We) thank Risk Management Strategies and Kathy Johnson for a job well done. Their expertise has assisted us in meeting insurance needs both in saving dollars and having appropriate coverage."

CESA 10, Randy Bowe:
"We get a wealth of useful information on a regular basis to help us stay on top of insurance needs. We had an ergonomic workstation assessment to benefit our employees and it did not cost us a penny!"

Chippewa Falls Area Unified S.D., Chad Trowbridge

Coleman Jt. S.D., Dr. Brian Walters

Deerfield Community Schools, Doreen Treuden:
"We found the benefits of RMS' services to be value-added through trainings & networking and the helpful consulting services and quick responses."

Eau Claire Area S.D., Dan Van De Water:
"Information provided by RMS has been critical to the ability of the Eau Claire Area School District to manage its risks. For example, a presentation on Automatic External Defibrillators provided timely information when the issue arose for us. Kathy Johnson has been very responsive to our requests for assistance and has been proactive in helping us control insurance costs."

Green Bay Area Public Schools, Alan Wagner:
"The emphasis on managing risk through education and the development of risk management strategies in one of the main reasons our district works with Kathy."

Greendale S.D., Erin Gauthier-Green:

"In my experience with three different districts, investments I have made in attention to safety have paid off every time with dramatically lower worker comp costs, and that's only the tip of the iceberg in savings. When you consider lost time, personal pain and suffering, replacement and retraining of personnel, and morale issues, the cost of ignoring safety become very large. I highly recommend the services of RMS in this endeavor, and have found RMS to be highly professional, knowledgeable and on-target in what districts need today to deal with risk management. Ms. Johnson provides a service to her clients that is worth its weight in gold!"

Hortonville Area S.D., Dave Wuebben
"In order to make the insurance coverage and policy world a bit more understandable and to best protect the interests of our School District, I have relied on the expertise provided by Kathy Johnson of Risk Management Strategies for the past ten years. Kathy is extremely responsive and has an extensive insurance background to draw on when providing assistance. She is thorough, objective, and will search for the answer that is in the best interest of our District. Kathy’s insurance expertise delivered in her friendly, personal manner have always left me feeling that the value we received, be it in better insurance coverage or in insurance premium savings, more than made up for the fee."

Howards Grove S.D., Paula Glaser/John Eickholt:
"Working with Kathy was a wonderful experience. She was responsive, knowledgeable, and had answers to questions when asked. When questions were asked during the process, she was responsive and timely to requests. The overall organization of the bid process was very well handled. The final quote information she provided was understandable, efficient, and easy to communicate to the Board. The end result: better coverage and significant savings."

S.D. of LaCrosse, Joyce Smalley/Janet Rosseter:
"It's good to have Kathy in our corner!"

S. D. of Marshfield, Pat Saucerman

Menasha Jt. S.D., Mark Van Der Zee

S.D. of Mishicot, Patty Sprang:
"Kathy Johnson does an excellent job of explaining insurance coverages and terminology and goes above and beyond in making sure the coverage that we have meets our needs. Kathy actually makes the topic of school insurance enjoyable and I always look forward to her updates."

Neenah Jt. S.D., Paul E. Haffe, Director of Business Services:
"Regarding the Workers' Compensation, we are very pleased to be working with Kathy Johnson.Claims are attendedto in a very professional and cost-effective way. Our claims administrator can speak candidly with the claims representatives and they work with Kathy to bring claims ot an end-of-healing in a way that both the injured employee and the District can benefit the most. Managing costs is a very important part of managing Workers' Compensation and we know that Kathy will keep us informed of the best ways to help Neenah save time and money. RMS' services and Kathy Johnson are the way to go for Workers' Compensation."

Northland Pines S.D., Margo Smith

Oconto Falls S.D., Dave Polashek:
"The combination effort that has been put together through this process has allowed school districts to have tremendous buying power. More importantly, the expertise that is brought to school districts is something that most school districts just do not have within their own business offices. We appreciate the efforts that Kathy Johnson has made on our behalf and feel confident that we are much better off than if we tried to function as individual districts with this important work."

Omro S.D., Nick Curran:
"RMS and Kathy Johnson protect the interests of the members with claims management, tips on improving the experience mod factors, safety seminars, and the shared knowledge of all involved."

Oshkosh Area S.D., Bob Tess:

"As complicated and varied as the insurance industry can be, it always gave us great comfort knowing that Kathy Johnson from Risk Management Strategies was an advocate for the Oshkosh Area School District. She is always my first call when I need advice on what is best for our school district. Her knowledge of the complex insurance industry gained through years of experience allows her to provide the OASD with accurate advice on a wide array of issues."

Palmyra-Eagle Area School District, Ruth Schenning

S.D. of Somerset, Randy Rosburg:
"On behalf of the Somerset Board of Education and me, I wish to extend to you our heartfelt gratitude! Your encouragement to "ask the questions" is paying off. Credits and reimbursements are coming our way. Thank you!"
–Randy Rosburg & Dave Gerberding

Sparta Area S.D., Kent Ellickson:
"I've continued to use Kathy's services in both the bidding process and the renewal process in the last few years because she is thorough, provides information that is easy to understand, and the district benefits from a competitive bid. She assists me in being a good steward of the district's resources by ensuring I have adequate coverage, but not unnecessary coverage."

Two Rivers Public Schools, Mary Kay Slattery, Business Manager:
"Working with RMS has saved money for Two Rivers Public School District. Kathy Johnson is very knowledgeable and helpful with assisting districts with their insurance needs and questions."

Waunakee Community S.D., Steve Summers

Winneconne Community S.D., Karen Moore

Wisconsin Rapids Public S.D., Dan Weigand:

"I have worked with Kathy Johnson since 2000 and have valued her knowledge and responsiveness to my questions and concerns. She was one person I trusted to honestly represent the best interests of our school district."

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