“I have worked with Rina for 11 yrs. I can honestly say her work ethic is of the highest standard and she always delivers in a timely and organized manner. Rina goes above and beyond without fail and without having to be prompted. She is someone you can count on to bring you the best products at the best prices. I have worked with other insurance brokers and can honestly say, they could not hold a candle to the level of service Rina – and her staff at Tikia Consulting Group have provided.” – Rebekah Fontenot, CEBS, PHR, Employee Benefits & Workers Compensation Manager, Amerisafe, Inc.
“Rina is hands down one of the best insurance agents I know. She is dedicated to her profession and fights hard for her clients. Rina is focused and persistent in her pursuit for success. She knows what she wants and will not let anything or anyone stand in her way. I have been honored to work with Rina while she was President of the New Orleans Association of Health Underwriters. The quality and experience she brings to the table is refreshing. It is a joy and privilege to know and work with Rina. I am very blessed that our paths have crossed.” – Trish Freeman, State President, Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters
“Rina is awesome!!!! She is down to business, detail oriented, will tell you honestly what she thinks, and cares about everything she puts her hands to. Especially her clients.
We are both chapter presidents for the National Association of Health Underwriters. I get to work with her on a regular basis and I always look forward to being in the same room with Rina. Her incredible success is a direct result of her great work ethic and personal service she provides to her customers. I wish I had more customers I could refer to Rina because I know she will always take care of them.” – Irby Chatelain, District Sales Coordinator, Aflac
“HM Insurance Group has worked with Rina for many years and consider her a top partner. She has always been a great negotiator and worked transparently to serve her groups while maintaining a great reputation within HM. We have always felt Rina was on the cutting edge regarding benefits and we look forward to continuing our partnership.” – Michael Sullivan, President/ COO, HM Insurance Group
“I have worked with Rina and her firm for the past 3+ years at Dearborn National. She has also qualified for our Sales Leaders Conferences for each of these years. Rina is a very solid business partner, and an individual who is extremely bright with regard to the Employee Benefits marketplace. We have relied on Rina to share market place trends and recommendations on Plan Design features that may be important to employers and employees. It has been a pleasure to work with her and get her input.” – Tony Trani, President & CEO, AF Trani Consulting
“I have known Rina for years and she is a broker that stays on top of the changing world of employee benefits. She is a great resource for me as she is plugged in to the marketplace and her clients needs. She has a positive, can do attitude that is tireless.” – Chip Huffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dental Network of America
“I met Rina when she attended a conference I spoke at. I immediately recognized her high energy and creativity. She has a passion for her work and I would reccommend hiring her. Doug” – Doug Lipp, Speaker and Author, “Disney U”
“I have worked with Rina for the past 10 years. She has the unique ability to manage many projects/clients while still delivering superior results. She is extremely knowledgable about all aspects of the employee benefit business and translates that into positive results and cost savings for her clients. She has a high level of integrity and always delivers on her promises.” – Brad Gary, Regional Sales Manager, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company
“I worked with Rina Tikia at the New Orleans Association of Health Underwriters annual benefits expo and was totally impressed with her organizational skills. She booked me as the keynote speaker months in advance, paid great attention to minute details and answered questions in a timely professional manner. Rina is not only a leader in the health care industry but she’s also a joy to know!” – Theresa Behenna, Professional speaker, Theresa Talks
“I have worked with Rina every year since 2006, and she has delivered unfailingly excellent work and good results. She was always good at making alternate providers and benefits packages available. Her analysis was always thorough and easy to follow. I thought she delivered great value for the cost and was a real asset to the benefits program.” – Todd Walker, Experienced Corporate, Securities, Transactional, and Governance Attorney
“I have worked with Rina over the past several years through the Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters. She has traveled with me to Washington, DC to lobby on Capitol Hill for the past several years. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the insurance industry and remains current on all law changes that effect her clients. I would recommend Rina Tikia to handle your employee benefits.” – Ronnell Nolan, President/CEO, Health Agents for America, Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters
“I have worked wth Rina over the last 20 plus years in the insurance market place. She is one of the most dedicated detailed professionals I have met in this industry over that time period. As an entrepreneur her successes I believe have come from her hardwork, detailed knowledge and high regard for ethics. As an experienced professional Rina does keep a very high regard for family values. These values are what I believe drive her competitive spirit. It has been an honor to be part of her team of partners and would highly recommend her as someone you might partner with.” – Tom McMaken, Vice President, HealthSmart
“I can’t think of many people who have dedicated themselves so deeply to their profession as Rina. Honestly, I don’t think she ever rests. She is extremely devoted to her clients and tireless in her pursuit of knowledge. Those traits are exactly why she was a finalist for Broker of the Year. When I have a question on employee benefits, Rina is my go-to person.” – Charlie Hults, Director of Business Development, Partners Rx Management, LLC
“Rina has been a friend and business associate for many years. She is the ultimate professional, always looking out for her client’s best interest. She knows her products and provides excellent service to her clientele. I am always excited to have an opportunity to work with Rina and her staff.” – Bill Cook, Owner/General Agent, Insurance Resources
“I have known Rina for a VERY long time. I must make this comment: I don’t know how Rina didn’t get the Broker of the year honor. She is Wonder Woman of the insurance world. I can’t say enough good things about her. I truly appreciate her allowing me to partner with her as a Carrier Rep and earn business with her. She is truly dedicated to her customers and I have enjoyed working with her. Thank you Rina for making me a better person!” – Prent Castle, Broker Development Coordinator, Aflac
“I have had the opportunity to work with Rina for several years through her involvement with the National Association of Health Underwriters and its state and local affiliates in Louisiana. She is one of the most knowledgeable agents/brokers about the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and has a uniquely sophisticated understanding about the law and its impacts on both the the insurance marketplace and her clients’ unique needs. Rina’s ongoing engagement in the important state and federal health reform issues serves her colleagues and clients in the ever-evolving health market well. She continues to serve with distinction and grace, and it is a distinct honor to work with such a quintessential professional.” – Michael Keegan, Public Affairs Consultant, Health Insurance Agents for America, Inc.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Rina for quite some time. Her industry knowledge, underwriting skills, as well as her ability to successfully create premium savings through creative benefit designs for her clients, qualifies her as an expert in the field of self funding. Her expertise in self funding is a contributing component to her broad based knowledge in the field of employee benefits. It is a pleasure working with Rina and her entire team.” – Steve Illions, Regional Sales Manager, Bardon Insurance Group
“I have known Rina for more than 5 years and have witnessed the quality of her work. For people looking for an advisor with attention to detail, creative thought and integrity I would highly recommend Rina. Few benefit advisors know more than Rina when it comes to the rules and regulations surrounding benefit management and the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” – Mel Schlesinger, Teaches salespeople, coaches, consultants and network marketers how to wow prospects and close more sales
“We all have friends. Sometimes we have truly special friends. Rina Tikia is a special friend! I’ve known Rina for several years. This very intelligent dynamo of energy, so knowledgeable in the medical field of group insurance and the ancillary products that provide a well rounded portfolio of coverage for the insurance consuming public, is also well versed in Wellness programs, necessary to help us continue to work to bring down the high cost of health-care.
Rina’s dedication to the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and her unstinting and immeasurable support to her national association is evidence of Rina’s unselfish desire to help better the lives of her peers, and most importantly, of the American Public.
Having Rina in my life, is a blessing.” – Spencer Lehmann, RHU, Entrepreneur
“Rina Tikia helped me get insurance I could afford until I was eligible for Medicare. I’ll always appreciate it.” – Sue Pratt, Owner, Sue Pratt Enterprises