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What’s Up: Insurance Agency Just for Educators Opens in Wausau

Wausau, Wisc. – A D.C. Everest Senior High School graduate has returned to the area to open a business aimed at providing insurance for those in education and academics

The Stainbrook Agency opened May 1 at 1942 Grand Ave., Wausau. Owned by D.C. Everest and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Adam Stainbrook, the Stainbrook Agency offers insurance of all types — auto, home, umbrella and rental — exclusively for those who work in education fields.

“We feel that when you focus on a niche group of people, you can better understand their needs,” said Stainbrook, who runs the agency with his business partner, Jenna Williams. “Generally speaking, many teachers and educational employees tend to be low-risk, so our rates are usually very low while still offering great service.”

The agency’s insurance plans are offered to virtually anyone who works within the traditional K-12 school systems, Stainbrook said, as well as those who work at colleges and universities, technical schools and trade schools.

“The heart of what we do centers around the traditional public schools, but we’re able to touch a broad base within our niche,” Stainbrook said. “Teachers and educators have faced a lot of change over the last few years, so having us as an option is really cool for them.”

The Stainbrook Agency provides its insurance through the Meemic Insurance Company, which was started by a group of seven teachers in Michigan in 1950.

Meemic and the Stainbrook Agency also award grants to educators, with thousands of dollars already awarded to teachers at D.C. Everest and Wausau West.

Stainbrook said he also enjoys reconnecting with the teachers he himself had as a student.

“A big perk of my job is handing out money to deserving teachers,” said Stainbrook. “Personally, it’s a lot of fun. It’s nice to come back to the area and do something of value for them and get to know them on a personal level.”

Earlier this year, the agency received Meemic’s President’s Circle of Honor Award, which is given to the agency with top sales.

“It was a really cool honor, especially because we only had nine months to earn it,” Stainbrook said. “Receiving the award gave us a little extra momentum and excitement as we opened this second location.”

The Stainbrook Agency’s new Wausau branch is the business’ second; its original location in Madison opened in April 2013.

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