Sandra Schlaefer July 2017 Encourage Her Network Feature Member
Sandra Schlaefer started in the insurance industry while she was still a student working on her marketing degree. In 1987, she accepted a job in the file room of a small insurance company, MidAmerica Mutual Life, because a friend told her that the insurance industry offered room for advancement. After working at four different companies, when she saw the chance to create more balance in her life, she started her own agency with herself as the only employee. King & Companies, Inc. was founded in 2002 from her home. Sandra now has an office in the heart of Burnsville and five employees.
King and Companies is an Employee Benefit Firm and Independent Insurance Agency. Its success has required tremendous focus on details. “It is definitely a constantly changing industry,” Sandra says, “with lots of regulatory compliance.”
Most people have no idea how to evaluate and interpret insurance and benefits information. Sandra loves helping people, and enjoys translating the complicated ins and outs of the insurance industry for her clients. “I want to make the complicated insurance world less complicated for people. Everyone has different needs.” That philosophy is reflected in her company’s mission, which is to “Provide the human touch to insurance and financial services through innovation and client satisfaction while providing high quality products with integrity.”
King and Companies offers employer group insurance, business insurance, individual insurance and financial services. As a Chartered Healthcare Consultant and Registered Health Underwriter, Sandra holds numerous certifications and licenses, in areas ranging from human resources to MNsure to health underwriting. She is a former president of the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters and has held various national positions for the Regional National Association of Health Underwriters.
You might be surprised to learn that in addition to managing her growing business, Sandra and her husband and two sons are the organizers of the Burnsville Music in the Park series, for six weeks each summer. She is a Board Member of the Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf in Burnsville and will be completing her term as a Commissioner for the Ames Center. “Being part of a great community is very important to my family and myself” she says. She’s also served our country as an Army Reservist for 6-1/2 years.
Sandra encourages other young women to, “Stride ahead. Just do what you need to do.” To learn more about Sandra and her business visit her website www.kingandcompanies.com
SunThisweek Business Buzz Roseman awarded license
Katie Roseman has been awarded with the Life and Health Insurance License from the State of Minnesota.
Burnsville, MN, May 5th, 2016: King and Companies, an Employee Benefit Firm and Independent Insurance Agency, is pleased to announce that Katie Roseman has obtained her Life and Health Insurance License from the State of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
The Minnesota Life and Health Insurance license accompanies her current Minnesota Property and Casualty Insurance License. This license allows her to provide a more thorough review of insurance programs for our individual and group clients.
Katie started her insurance career at Farmers Insurance, Eagan, MN. From there she was able to bring the knowledge and expertise to assist and continue our practice of providing our customers with an exceptional insurance purchasing and client relationship experience.
King and Companies’ mission is to enhance their clients experience by providing the Human Touch to Insurance, HR and Financial services through innovative programs for employers, employees, individuals and seniors. Contact Sandra Schlaefer, RHU®, ChHC® at (952) 746-5959, or stop by for a cup of coffee with any of our staff.
NAWBO spotlights featured member Sandra Schlaefer
NAWBO highlights Sandra Schlaefer and her story of starting King and Companies
By NAWBO Minnesota
King and Companies is an Employee Benefit Firm and Independent Insurance Agency whose mission is to provide the human touch to insurance and financial services.
I was an Army reservist for 6 ½ years – which was great training for learning how to succeed in a male environment (like the insurance business)! I also have two sons, ages 13 and 10 who keep us busy with boy scouts, piano, church, homework, and sports! We adopted our sons through an open adoption process that allows us to have a close relationship with the birth families – which enriches all our lives! Read More...
SunThisWeek highlights King and Companies Healthcare Reform Webinar
SunThisWeek Business Buzz highlights King and Companies Webinar Series
September 18, 2013
Burnsville-based King and Companies, an employee benefit firm and independent insurance agency, has developed a webinar series revolving around the upcoming changes to health care and health insurance. The webinars will be available on demand for a fee of $8.99 each. Read More...
King and Companies launch Healthcare Reform webinar series
Burnsville, MN, August, 29, 2013: King and Companies, an Employee Benefit Firm and Independent Insurance Agency, in Burnsville, is delighted to announce the launch of their Healthcare Reform webinar Healthcare Reform What Does It Mean For You And Your Family? . The Webinar is a half hour overview, hosted by Sandra Schlaefer, RHU, on the changes to come and enrolling in the Insurance Exchange. Read more....
King and Companies can calculate your Health Care Reform Subsidy amounts.
King and Companies recognizes the impact health care reform will have on you.
Burnsville, MN, September 12, 2012: King and Companies, an Employee Benefit Firm and Independent Insurance Agency, in Burnsville, is pleased to announce that they are ready to help you determine if you will be eligible for a health insurance premium subsidy under the new Healthcare Reform laws. Read more....
Wal Mart to become a major employer in Burnsville
By John Gessner
August 9, 2012
Store opening set for Oct. 26
Hiring begins Aug. 20 for Walmart, Burnsville’s newest major employer. A Walmart store that won City Council approval in January is scheduled to open Oct. 26 at 12200 River Ridge Blvd., east of Interstate 35W in north Burnsville. A hiring center will open Aug. 20 at 12245 Nicollet Ave. S. in Burnsville, said store manager Sean Brooks.
The store will provide 350 to 375 jobs, half of them full time, Brooks said. Employment could swell to 400 over the holidays. The 350 to 375 jobs would make Walmart the No. 8 employer in town, based on 2011 figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Brooks said wages will probably range from $8 to $15 an hour. “It depends on experience,” he said. He and his department managers have been getting to know community leaders, including Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Skip Nienhaus, Burnsville’s economic development coordinator. The two officials attended an Aug. 6 meet-and-greet session with Brooks and his team that was arranged by Sandra Schlaefer of Burnsville-based employee benefit and insurance firm King and Cos. Read more.....
Are you sure I won’t receive any of the $1.1 billion in rebates from insurance companies under HealthCare Reforms MLR requirement this year?
By Sandra Schlaefer, RHU
July 6, 2012
According to the data collected by Healthcare.gov only some Minnesotans will be receiving a rebate from their insurance company this fall. By the diagram below, most of our local insurance companies spend more of your premium dollars on your care and quality improvement than what is required under Healthcare Reform (Affordable Care Act). Read more......
Minnesota’s Healthy Minnesota Contribution Program
By Sandra Schlaefer, RHU
June 28, 2012
Have you received your letter regarding the MinnesotaCare Changes? As a Minnesota Healthy Contribution Plan participant, Minnesota law allows you to choose a QUALIFIED professional health insurance agent to assist you in enrolling into a private insurance plan. Click here...
King and Companies, School of Rock and Creative Color are pleased to announce the 2012 Heart of the City Music Festival Series, at the Nicollet Commons Park.
Burnsville, MN, June 1, 2012: King and Companies, School of Rock and Creative Color along with series sponsor, MEZZ Bistro & Lounge are pleased to announce another year of FREE summer entertainment on Sunday evenings at the Nicollet Commons Park, in the Heart of the City of Burnsville. The six week Music Festival series starts at 7pm on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Read entire release....
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