The two principals of Insurance Tigers are our President, Rickey Smithberg, and our Vice President, Steven Janovitch. Each bring a unique set of values and experience to the agency and combined, offer our clients a service base that will provide a strong knowledge of the marketplace, great access to the major carriers as well as regional companies specializing in products and plans that round out your insurance portfolio. Our experience allows us to review and analyze your specific situation and needs to customize the coverage that will help to insulate you from the risks you have, at a cost you can afford.
Rickey started in the insurance industry in January 1975. Over his lengthy career he has held multiple positions in virtually every aspect of the insurance industry; in both Life & Health, as well as Property & Casualty. He has successfully run three agencies, Been a P&C Broker in California, Been a major player (by designing and servicing hundreds of cases) in the Self-Funded marketplace, a Carrier Specialist in several fields, and acted as a General Agent twice.
Steven has been in the profession 5 1/2 years. He has been a resident and business owner in Las Vegas since 1976. He ran a successful business for 21 years which he sold; and it is still operating today. His pragmatic business focus honed through running his business provides our clients with a point of view that matches their own. He is the technology expert in our agency and keeps us at the top of our game in service to our clients with best-practices technology, client support, business understanding and thoughtful, intelligent relationships with our clients and carriers. Steve is also a Marine and is an active member and leader in several veteran organizations.
Both men are happily married; Steve for 39 years, Rickey for 33 and reside in the Las Vegas Valley. Steve is an active motorcyclist and Rickey is a passionate and avid ancient coin collector. Please feel free to contact either of us to show you we are the type of agents and brokers that can provide you the service and support you expect and deserve.
You will find that the Insurance Tigers Agency is different than most others; that is, we have based our agency on the concept that service to our prospects and clients is THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT of being your Agent or Broker. We know and understand how busy and stressful your life can be, and making that one additional trip to a broker’s office sometimes adds too much to your workload. Most importantly, life is usually not convenient in having issues arise during “standard business hours.” Because of that, you have access to both of the agency principal’s cell phones that we encourage you to use. 5 or 10 minutes with you over the phone during the weekend or holiday providing you with the proper course of action for your situation will undoubtedly save both of us a great deal of grief, stress and probably money. This is true for every single one of our clients.
We have established our website to be one of the first access points for you to deal with us. You will see it is easy to work in, and provide you online abilities that you can access 24 hours a day.
Insurance tends to be complicated because everyone’s situation, needs and exposure to risk is different; it is our job to ask the right questions to verify that we are protecting all the risk you are exposed to, not just the risk you see. On our web page, you will be able to complete basic questionnaires that will be sent directly, privately and securely, to us to review. With that accomplished, we will contact you to finalize the information we will need to provide you a valid quote for the coverage you need.
Now here’s the part that you might find different and refreshing, we will work around your busy schedule and find the easiest, most convenient method to transact our business with you. We will come to you by meeting you in the comfort of your home or office, or just for a cup of coffee. We also understand that life is not a 9 to 5 situation, so we will gladly make time for you when it is most convenient for you.
Additionally, you will find a large amount of basic information on insurance in our site, important updates regarding pressing insurance issues like Open Enrollment for Individual and Medicare, other current Hot Topics, a glossary of insurance terms, a newsletter, our blog, and convenient web links.
Our website will always be evolving with additions of new items and new technology. But, remember, we are also only a phone call, text or email away from a speedy response to your insurance and risk needs.