The principal of Insurance Tigers is our President, Rickey Smithberg. He brings a unique set of values and experience to the agency and combined, offer our clients a service base that will provide 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. He initially was a life insurance agent for Metropolitan Life. There, he learned the individual life insurance basics, as well as those for Small Group Medical plans. Within the first eight months Metropolitan expanded into the Personal Lines Property & Casualty business to provide him with a solid foundation in that aspect of insurance.
Throughout his 41 year career Rickey has expanded his knowledge and experience into all areas of the industry such as Large Group, Self-Funded Medical, Ancillary Group Benefits, Commercial Property & Casualty, Business Life and Disability, Estate Planning, and Voluntary Worksite Products. He has been a Carrier Representative, Manager (MetLife, Hartford, Aetna, and Health Plan of Nevada / Sierra Health), a Director of Sales for a Self-Funded carrier (Sierra Healthcare Options) and Third Party Administrator. On the agency side: a Producing Broker (both life & health as well as P&C), Agency Owner (twice), General Agent, and Managing General Underwriter. Through all of this he has always maintained the driving focus that he provides a service, not a product. Building, maintaining and protecting our client trust is our primary concern.
We look forward to the possibility of working with you!
Rickey is happily married for 33 years and resides in the Las Vegas Valley.