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VRGA members can rely on The Richards Group to ensure their risks are managed effectively. We want to be your partner in success.

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association has partnered with The Richards Group to manage its commercial insurance program for VRGA members.

VRGA is the leading voice representing Vermont’s retail industry. Membership is inclusive of a variety of business types and models, collaborative and extremely diverse. Members, policy makers, community leaders and valued stakeholders recognize the association’s critical role in shaping legislation, improving our communities, and contributing to each member’s success and the state’s economic vitality.

“The Richards Group has made the association a top priority throughout the past several years and understands what small businesses in Vermont need in regards to insurance, information, and best practices,” said Erin Sigrist, President of the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association. “Our commercial insurance program is a key benefit for our members. We have hundreds of businesses throughout Vermont participating, so we look forward to working with The Richards Group as they bring their insurance expertise, technology and extensive knowledge of safety and risk management to VRGA members.”

The Richards Group Service Portfolios include information on the following:

Grocery Store Services

  • Updated and New OSHA Regulations

  • How To Minimize Employee Claims

  • Employee Training To Prevent Injuries

Retail Industry Services

  • Risk Management Of Potential Liabilities

  • Safety On The Job

  • Reducing Workers’ Comp Premiums

Specialty Foods Services

  • Preparing for a Health Inspection

  • Food Tampering Prevention

  • Environmental Exposures for your business

  • HACCP Plan Implementation

  • FDA Guidance

  • Preparing for a Recall

  • OSHA Compliance Assistance

  • DOL Compliance Assistance

Warehousing Services

  • Lower Workers’ Comp pRemiums

  • Effective Return To Work Program

  • Promote Safety-minded Workplace

Shannon Prescott, our Risk Management Consultant is ready to review your business needs today.
(800) 222-6016

  • Workers Comp Mod Evaluation

  • OSHA Compliance Assistance

  • Client Compliance Portal

  • HR Consulting

  • Safety Program Development Services

  • Cost Containment Strategies

  • Return to Work Program Development

  • Industry Relevant Safety Resources

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