Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) Community Service Award honors an independent insurance agent or agency that has provided extraordinary service within their local community. OIA defines this by the overall contribution to their community service project and/or initiative, and the positive impact that their efforts have made toward their community service project and the demonstration of commitment to their communities by going above and beyond in volunteering time and enthusiasm to causes close to their heart.
This year OIA awarded UIS Insurance & Investments and the work they do through their UIS Cares program. UIS Insurance & Investments provides extraordinary service to not one but all thirteen communities where they have offices established. In 2021, UIS donated over $57,000 back into the communities through various sponsorships and donations.
These sponsorships help numerous non-profit organizations and businesses. In the Tiffin location alone, UIS helped over 30 different organizations. As part of UIS Cares, each employee receives 15 hours to use when volunteering. This is so an employee doesn’t have to use their own time off to volunteer during the workday.
Andy Stephey, VP of Sales & Marketing, says, “Our employees love to use these hours to take kids/grandkids on field trips, ring the bell for The Salvation Army, help at the county fairs, and so many other activities. The agency finds it important not only to help financially but to also volunteer time in their community. At UIS we are committed to our communities and do so by supporting a large number of causes and organizations through “UIS Cares”. UIS Cares strives to keep our employees passionate about their civic duties by giving them the freedom to share their time and talent with the towns we serve. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the communities where we live, work, and play.”
Along with the recognition UIS was awarded a check for $2,500 to distribute to non-profits of their choosing. The agency will be donating this money to Children’s Mentoring Connection in Findlay, Giving Birthdays in Sandusky and Seneca County, and Heart of Ohio Homeless Shelter in Marion.« Back to Blog
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