Archived News and Media (Prior To 2007)

Perspectives 2006

We share a few highlights and trends of the past year, as well as insight into our company and the insurance industry.

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PS&F Receives Consecutive Awards

Parker, Smith & Feek is proud be the recipient of the 2005 PAR Excellence Award

Bellevue, Washington, March 29, 2006 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a Bellevue,
Washington based insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the 2005 PAR Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. PAR, Professional Agencies Reinsurance, Ltd., provides Professional Liability insurance for many of the largest independent brokers in the United States.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announce New Account Executive

John Larson joins Parker, Smith & Feek.

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PS&F Welcomes Two New Account Executives

Bellevue, Washington – August 25, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to welcome John Larson and Aaron McClellan as Account Executives.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces Two New Shareholders

Herb Van Der Veer, Vice President and Account Executive, is a member of the firm’s Commercial Department. He provides comprehensive insurance and risk management consulting services to commercial clients throughout the region.

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Perspectives 2005

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Annual Report.

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Debbie Rue Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek Welcomes Debbie Rue as Executive in Healthcare Practice Group

Bellevue, Washington – June 16, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to welcome Debbie Rue as a Vice President. Debbie will be an Account Executive in the Healthcare Practice Group providing insurance and risk management service to our healthcare clients.

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Sherry Heaton Joins Healthcare Practice Group

Parker, Smith & Feek Welcomes Sherry Heaton as Executive in Healthcare Practice Group

Bellevue, Washington, June 2, 2005 –  Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to welcome Sherry Heaton as an Account Executive to its Healthcare Practice Group. As an Account Executive Sherry will be an advocate and risk management resource for our healthcare clients, focusing on clients in Idaho and Oregon.

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Employee Benefit Alert

Change in the Applicaton of the "Use it of Lose it" Rule, IRS Notice 2005-42.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces Food Industry Group Leader

Seattle, Washington — May 13, 2005 — Parker, Smith & Feek, a Seattle based insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marty Bask, Vice President, as the leader of it’s Food Industry Group.
 

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Parker, Smith & Feek Wins 2005 AMS Automation Excellence Award

Seattle, Washington, May 4, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a Seattle based insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the first-ever AMS Automation Excellence Award. AMS is one of the leading vendors of insurance brokerage software systems in the country.

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PS&F Announces New CEO and Chairman

Bellevue, Washington – April 15, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a regional insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the appointments of Chuck Szopa to the position of Chairman of the Board, and Gregory Collins as Chief Executive Officer.

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Surety Industry Update

Real Estate Risk Update

Are You Ready for the Next Earthquake?

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Construction Defect Insurance

CPCU meeting April 7, 2005

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Parker, Smith & Feek Receives Award of Excellence

Parker, Smith & Feek is proud be the recipient of the 2004 PAR Excellence Award
Seattle, Washington — February 22, 2005 — Parker, Smith & Feek, a Seattle based insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the PAR Excellence Award for 2004. PAR, Professional Agencies Reinsurance, Ltd., provides Professional Liability insurance for many of the largest independent brokers in the United States. The honor is awarded annually to a handful of brokers that demonstrate the utmost in professionalism, quality management, and excellence in customer service.

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Steve Brown Joins Parker, Smith & Feek’s Anchorage Office

Anchorage, Alaska – February 16, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a leading commercial insurance broker in Anchorage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Brown as its newest Account Executive. Steve will provide a full range of insurance and risk management services to our existing clients and large property owners, medical and non-medical professional corporations, and retail businesses.

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Scott Fisher Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek announces the appointment of Scott Fisher to Account Executive

Bellevue, Washington —  January 31, 2005 — Parker, Smith & Feek, a regional insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Fisher as a new Surety Account Executive. Scott will be providing will be providing surety bond and related business consulting services to clients throughout Washington and Alaska. Scott brings with him over 14 years of insurance and surety industry experience.

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Stuart O’Farrell Promoted to Vice President and Shareholder

Bellevue, Washington, January 7, 2005 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce that Stuart O’Farrell has been appointed shareholder and Vice President of the privately held regional insurance brokerage.

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Employee Benefit Alert

IRS Announces 2005 Limitations for Qualified Retirement Plans.

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Healthcare Industry Update

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Your Insurance Renewal.

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Updated COBRA Notice & Disclosures Requirements

Changes to COBRA notice and disclosure rules go into effect on November 26, 2004.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named to Top 100 Brokers List

Parker, Smith & Feek Named to Top 100 Broker List
Bellevue, Washington — September 3, 2004 — Parker, Smith & Feek is proud, once again, to be included in Business Insurances annual list of the Top 100 largest brokers of U.S. business. Business Insurance’s annual report lists the top 100 brokers out of over 50,000 public and privately held brokerages throughout the country.

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Herb Van Der Veer Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek, a regional insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Herb Van Der Veer as a new Account Executive. Herb will be providing a full range of insurance brokerage and professional risk management services to our clients. Herb brings with him 29 years of insurance industry experience. Parker, Smith & Feek provides insurance, risk management, employee benefits consulting, and surety bonds for businesses throughout the West Coast.

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Parker, Smith & Feek’s Annual Report

Perspectives 2004

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Annual Report.

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