Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency, Inc. a Five-Star Agency

Rich Jones accepts 5-star award

Rich Jones of Leslie Ray Insurance Agency accepts the Five-Star award from Frank Mancini, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.

Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency, Inc. is one of an elite group of Massachusetts insurance agencies that have earned the prestigious Five Star Agency Award of Distinction for consistently demonstrating excellence and providing superior service, knowledge, and value.

Here is what makes us one of the best:

Our Customer Service Team

We know what we’re talking about. Members of our team continually update their insurance knowledge through seminars, on-line classes, and team meetings to ensure they are up to date with the latest insurance product news.

We Keep Good Company

We know we have a great customer service team but a Five Star Insurance Agency needs to have great products too. We have carefully chosen to partner with some of the best insurance companies around – companies that also have a fine reputation for customer service while also providing us with the right product mix for our customers. Without our companies and their products, we couldn’t provide that Five Star service.

We’re a Proud Member of the ISNE Team

Insurance Services of New England is a progressive regional organization of innovative insurance professionals that operates in a cooperative atmosphere with a high degree of integrity in its relationships with clients and insurance companies.   Being part of the ISNE team gives us access to as many as 40 different key insurance markets.  That means that we birng more choices and therefore more value to our clients.

Attaining the Five-Star Designation

To attain the prestigious Five Star Designation, the Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency passed a rigorous fitness review requiring a team from the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) to conduct confidential interviews of its agency personnel.

Once the interviews were completed, the MAIA team met and discussed their findings on each set of criteria and presented the agency with a detailed report listing its strengths and areas for improvement. Strict grading standards were followed by all MAIA team members and all information was kept totally confidential.

Once the results were calculated, the Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency was presented with the Five Star Designation for meeting and exceeding the high standards set for this award.

17 Points of QualityFive Star Award logo

These are the elements that are rigorously reviewed by the MAIA:

  1. CUSTOMER FOCUS: Satisfying customers through meeting their requirements and value expectations is the primary task of every employee.
  2. COMMUNICATIONS: Verbal and nonverbal communications throughout all parts of the Agency are two-way, clear, timely, consistent and forceful.
  3. VISION: Management establishes vision for the Agency and leads the initiative to set direction and align everyone in pursuit of the vision.
  4. PLANNING: Planning at all levels of the Agency keeps everyone focused on its vision, goals and strategies and provides a framework for achieving desired results.
  5. ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountability measures and indicators for Agency performance are established, analyzed and effectively used.
  6. SELECTION: Employees are selected using criteria that promotes the needs and expectations of the Agency both in the short term and the long term.
  7. DEVELOPMENT: People are recognized as key strategic resources. Development opportunities are provided to assure that each employee understands, supports and contributes to achieving Agency success.
  8. INVOLVEMENT: All employees are involved in establishing and achieving initiatives for performance and improvement goals.
  9. MOTIVATION: Employees are motivated through trust, respect, recognition and a work environment that is conducive to the well-being and growth of all employees.
  10. INFORMATION: Required information is clear, complete, accurate, timely, useful, accessible and integrated with products, services, processes and procedures.
  11. BUSINESS ASSOCIATES: Business associate or products and services, business associate contributions and business associate processes meet all requirements and contribute value for performance improvements.
  12. INNOVATION: Innovation is planned and effectively utilized in developing, implementing and improving processes.
  13. INTEGRATION: Processes and the products and services created by them are jointly designed as an integrated system.
  14. CARRIERS/ MARKETS: Well chosen partnerships with carriers and other markets are key to providing excellent products and services.
  15. BUSINESS RESULTS: Financial and business improvement results meet objectives, show positive trends and substantiate Agency success.
  16. PERFORMANCE: The Agency’s products and services are managed to ensure that customer requirements and expectations are met and both quality and operational performance are continuously improved.
  17. RELIABILITY: The Agency’s products and services consistently provide superior value throughout the business relationship.