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RHSB Restructures Senior Leadership

RHSB names Julia Miller Spracklen, J.D. as COO and Courtney Woodruff SVP of Commercial Lines Dallas, TX – October 1, 2017 RHSB restructures its senior leadership team naming Julia Miller Spracklen, J.D. as Chief Operating Officer and Courtney Woodruff as Senior Vice President leading the firm’s Commercial Lines Division. John Losurdo will transition from the…


RHSB College Intern Dylan Sellers receives Scholarship

RHSB offers a college intern program to attract and develop top talent for the commercial insurance brokerage business. This year Dylan Sellers who is attending Texas Christian University interned with us for the summer. Dylan was among 75 college students that received $5,000 scholarships from The Council Foundation administered by The Council of Insurance Agents…

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RHSB Insurance grows its Sales Force in DFW

RHSB Hires Employee Benefits and Commercial Insurance Sales Consultants RHSB is excited to announce the addition of three new Assistant Vice Presidents.  Tom Hughston, CEO of RHSB, commenting “The insurance industry is on the verge of a talent gap with 25% of its workforce expected to retire by 2020.  RHSB is investing heavily in the…

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Do you need rental car insurance?

You’ve probably been at the rental-car counter, listening to the representative ask if you want to purchase the company’s insurance. Thoughts start racing through your head . . . “Is this a rip-off? Doesn’t my regular auto policy cover me? What about my credit card?
Why didn’t I figure this out before I left on my trip?”


OSHA’s Controversial “Union Walkaround Rule” Rescinded

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) voluntarily withdrew a 2013 OHSA interpretation letter that changed more than 35 years of policy by allowing non-collectively bargained workers to designate a person affiliated with a union or a community organization to act as their personal representative during an OSHA inspection or to act on their behalf as a walkaround representative.

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House Passes Bill, American Health Care Act -to Repeal ACA (Obamacare) – What Employers Need to Know

What Employers Need to Know as House Passes American Health Care Actv Bill to Repeal ACA (Obamacare). Much of the coverage of the repeal effort fails to discuss two important aspects – the impact on employers and how much the Senate will need to change the law if it is to pass. . For now, employers should have an idea of the major provisions in the Bill. However, they should take no action yet. Until this legislation is passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Trump, all existing ACA requirements remain in effect, including penalties for noncompliance.


RHSB CEO Tom Hughston recognized as Business Leader for Business Insurance in D CEO Dallas 500

Tom Hughston, CEO of RHSB (Roach Howard Smith & Barton) was one of six leaders recognized in the Professional Services section, Business Insurance category of Dallas 500 released in November. Tom entered the insurance business on the recommendation of his father. Today he runs RHSB, a leading insurance brokerage providing insurance solutions to businesses, families, and…

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RHSB at IIATC Big “I” Day

IIATC hosted the annual Big “I” Day Golf Tournament at Sky Creek Ranch in Keller on October 6th.  It was a beautiful day and the Golf Committee would like to thank everyone who played, volunteered, or sponsored the event. In addition to a fun day of golf, the Community Outreach Committee had a successful raffle…