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Rick Johnson AM Best

I am pleased to announce that A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the issuer credit ratings to “a-” from “bbb+” of the members of Dakota Group (Dakota). Dakota consists of Dakota Truck Underwriters and First Dakota Indemnity Company. The outlook for all ratings has been revised to stable from positive.

As noted in the attached PRESS RELEASE published by A.M. Best, ..."the rating actions reflect the Dakota Groups’ strong risk-adjusted capitalization, historically positive operating results, and specialized market presence as a niche workers’ compensation writer in the upper Midwestern states.”

On behalf of our team, I’d like to thank all of our partners,  agents, and policyholders for your business these past 25 years and your recognition that our value to you has been our committed focus on improving and delivering exceptional workers’ compensation solutions through our products and services.

We look forward to continuing to be your choice for solutions in workers’ compensation.


RAS News and Articles

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MIIAB Work Comp Panel Discussion, Region 8

 Work Comp Panel Discussion  
Bob Sobocinski, SVP Underwriting at RAS, was a panelist at the Workers' Compensation Panel Discussion held by MIIAB Region 8 in Eden Prairie, MN, on October 21, 2014. Panelists were asked questions regarding the work comp marketplace in Minnesota and what direction they see this coverage taking in the future.


Kids Chance

 Kids' Chance  
We are proud to have employees serve as members of the Kids' Chance Board of Directors. Representing RAS are Larry Klaahsen, Executive VP and Steve Lincoln, AVP/Business Development Manager. Representing OHARA, LLC is Pat Farritor, President. Kids' Chance is a 501(c)3 organization that provides educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. Visit www.kidschance.org.


Sand Shaker 2014

 Shake Your Way to Safety 
Winter slips and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries and workers’ compensation costs. Sand shakers are a convenient way to lower the number of injuries caused by winter slips and falls. R
AS is excited to announce that the sand shakers can be ordered directly through The Vernon Company. When ordering, you will be able to customize the shakers with personalized logos and tag lines. Please CLICK HERE  for more information about how to shake, shake, shake your way to safety.


Dakota Group AM Best Rating

 The Dakota Group Earns A- Rating
A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the issuer credit ratings to “a-” from “bbb+” of the members of Dakota Group (Dakota). CLICK HERE to read the official press release from AM Best.


myRAS eLearn

 Online Safety Training Now Available
We are pleased to announce that through our partnership with Vivid Learning Systems RAS has been able to expand our resources to include an online safety training tool called myRASTM eLEARN.Learn more.


2014 Agent Incentive Program

 Sales Incentive Contest 
There is STILL time to qualify for the 2014 RAS Agent Incentive Contest for our appointed agents! Three prizes will be awarded to the top producers of new business in 2014. CLICK HERE for rules and prize details. Contact your dedicated Business Development Manager with questions and GOOD LUCK!