Locations

RPS Chicago

Locations RPS Chicago
RPS Chicago
525 West Van Buren Street
Suite 1325
Chicago, IL 60607
Serving: Nationwide
Type: Branch
Main Telephone: 312.922.7570
Fax: 312.922.7563

As the first office of Risk Placement Services, RPS Chicago is one of the largest and most-diverse. The office offers both Property and Casualty, providing our agents with outstanding service. The office includes many specialties including offerings for the NFIP and Excess Flood as well as Workers Compensation and Equipment Breakdown. RPS Chicago also houses the Casualty Environmental Practice Leader, RPS Analytics modeling services and is the headquarters for the RPS Cyber product offering.

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Products

U.S. Agribusiness is made up of the entire realm of farm-related businesses – from the individual farmer to a multinational maker of farm chemicals. The sector accounts for some 3.75 million jobs — not only in the fields, but also in factories, laboratories and distribution, with net farm income totaling $108 billion in 2014, according to figures from the USDA.

When it comes to placing Property & Casualty coverage, RPS, a leading nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, knows the best markets and coverage terms to secure for your clients, reflected by the more than $2.9 billion of premium we place annually. We adhere to the highest professional and service standards, meeting the needs of our retail providers. Our goal is to continue to be “your wholesaler of choice.”

The Construction Group at RPS is poised to assist our agency and broker partners to meet the demands of the construction industry. We offer end-to-end cost-effective insurance solutions and loss analysis designed to improve an operation’s risk profile and insulate against a variety of exposures. With dedicated producers throughout our national network of office locations specializing in Construction insurance programs, supported by our longstanding partnerships with top carriers in the Construction and Inland Marine space, we offer customized solutions that meet your client’s business needs every time.

RPS, a Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, provides key insurance solutions to respond to the numerous risks involved in running an Educational Institution. Our national team of industry experts can help you meet the complex needs and challenges of these schools that may affect their future with our programs. In our Higher Education niche, we also provide risk management services, assessing the strategic, operational, financial, and hazard exposures of colleges and universities to help stem losses and contain costs.

The Energy sector encompasses a broad spectrum of industry niches – from oil and gas operators and petrochemical operations to alternative and renewable energy companies at the forefront of the sector’s transformative innovation and breakthrough technologies. RPS, one of the largest MGA/Underwriting Manager/Wholesalers in the country, partners with top-tier providers to provide custom solutions for this high-value, high-risk, and rapidly expanding space. Our depth and scope of knowledge combined with our experience and coast-to-coast network of brokers gives you the power to secure seamless and nimble coverage solutions that address the increasingly complex and interrelated risks in the Energy industry.

The environmental specialists at RPS, a leading Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, are poised to help you create those protective positions. We leverage a network of experts from coast to coast to provide customized insurance policies that address the day-to-day operational exposures for all types of clients, including those involved in high-hazard Construction activities, the Petroleum products industry, the Transportation sector and a wide variety of Manufacturing segments, and other environmentally sensitive operations. We partner with quality admitted and non-admitted markets to protect an insured’s assets and reputation in the event of an environmental disaster.

RPS’ Contractors Pollution product is a solution to the environmental issues that are a fundamental economic and reputational risk for businesses across a variety of industries. The RPS team of environmental specialists leverages a network of experts from coast to coast to assist environmental contractors/consultants, non-environmental contractors and facilities (including waste facilities), providing access to the finest markets, both admitted and non-admitted.

The Manufacturing sector* contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015, and is made up of many industries including petroleum, steel, automobiles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining, among others. There are currently 12.32 million manufacturing workers in the U.S, which accounts for 9 percent of the workforce. Expectations are that over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed.

RPS, a leading Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, is committed to supporting the future of the manufacturing industry and its continued growth. We offer insurance and risk management solutions that provide comprehensive protection to address the industry’s exposures, mitigate risk, minimize losses, and drive down the total cost of risk.

The RPS Boiler & Machinery/Equipment Breakdown team is the only unit of its kind in the country, working exclusively with Equipment Breakdown coverage. With over 55 years of Boiler & Machinery insurance experience in management, underwriting, engineering & marketing, the RPS team provides Equipment Breakdown coverage for religious, housing authorities, municipal and scholastic, higher education, real estate, cold storage, and nonprofit groups. Additionally, RPS places manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses ranging from dairies to electric districts.

Product recalls are on the rise in many industries, including food production, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and consumer goods. Because of this, recall and contamination insurance are essential to business stability. RPS covers voluntary recall due to inadvertent or unintentional contamination, deficiency or mislabeling; malicious product tampering; reputational damage; product extortion; and government recall.

We broker business to every viable property market and rank among the top five for production with the "key markets”, possess unparalleled expertise in establishing hard-to-place layered and shared property placements, and write in excess of $500 million in property premium volume annually.

The unique and complex risks faced by property owners, developers, and investors range from environmental risks involving land acquisitions and construction issues to regulatory and contractual risks, terrorism threats, brand reputation challenges, data breaches, and property and liability exposures, among others. At RPS, a leading Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, we understand what is needed to address these and other risks, and provide insurance solutions for the broad spectrum of industry sectors that fall within the Real Estate class of business. This includes retail centers, commercial office buildings, industrial, warehouse, and mixed-use facilities.

RPS understands the complex needs of property owners, associations and developers and is committed to structuring the best habitational insurance policies using various risk transfer and loss analysis techniques.

RPS offers Property and Liability coverage on a monoline or package basis for apartment complexes, rooming or boarding houses, Section 8, subsidized housing and on-campus/off-campus student housing. RPS’ exclusive Habitational Facility offers All Risk coverage including Flood, Earthquake, B&M, and Terrorism.

RPS Flood Services handles flood insurance placements for underlying National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and RPS’ In-House Excess Flood facility. The RPS team of experts can also assist with Flood Zone Determinations, Elevation Certificate ordering, Letter of Map Amendment and Removal (LOMA, LOMR), and NFIP Alternative Programs.

Eligible risks include high valued dwellings, restaurants, public entities, condominiums/townhouses, apartment complexes, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, townships, shopping centers, and schools/universities.

RPS provides a broad spectrum of Transportation coverage solutions for operators of commercial trucks, commercial autos, public fleets, and the many industry niches that fall within each industry sector. The insurance products and risk management services we provide for the Transportation sector are designed to navigate blind spots, mitigate and transfer risk, drive down costs, and optimize operations.

Transportation can be a complex and tricky market, and RPS’ expert transportation team aims to give clients peace of mind via its Excess Transportation product.

RPS offers a competitive nationwide Hired and Non-Owned auto coverage product for hard-to-place risks, covering any type of fast food or other restaurant delivery (including food delivery, food couriers, and caterers) as long as there is no time guarantee.

Restaurants with staff delivering food using a personal vehicle, whether the staff member is an employee or independent contractor, have a Hired and Non-Owned coverage exposure. Additionally, food couriers—those that pick up food from multiple restaurants and then deliver—are becoming a popular service across the nation and must be covered whether the delivery person is an employee or an independent contractor.

Motor Truck Cargo insurance product provides legal liability coverage for truckers, protecting the insured and the cargo, regardless if the insured is transporting their own commodities or hauling freight for someone else.

The RPS team can help with a variety of Public Auto risks including taxis, shuttles, buses, vans or limousines.

Designed specifically for for-hire truckers, the RPS Trucking product provides owner/operators and fleet owners comprehensive coverage through our premier specialty carrier, rated A+XV by A.M. Best.

Targeted risks include couriers; distressed accounts; local, intermediate, & long haul (single truck to large fleets); monoline physical damage; motor truck cargo (package or monoline); nontrucking (bobtail) and preferred truckers.

Today’s Workers Compensation insurance market requires the knowledge and relationships that RPS, a leading Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally recognized wholesale insurance broker, has built in order to deliver a wide range of options to a broad spectrum of businesses and industries throughout the United States. This includes providing solutions for large corporations and municipalities best addressed by large deductible programs and Excess coverage, and for small and midsize firms whose ideal fit is with guaranteed cost coverage with A-rated carriers. We have the experience and the market relationships to deliver what is needed.

RPS specializes in Excess Workers Compensation nationwide, serving a market of self-insured entities such as corporations, nonprofit groups and public entities looking to purchase insurance for catastrophic exposures. RPS’ top-tier network of carriers helps ensure the most effective risk placement for these clients.

Contact

Sarah Wirtz

Casualty Branch Manager / Area SVP / Environmental Practice Leader