Rich Kauzlarich, RHU, LUTCF
With over 30 years of experience in employee health benefits, Rich Kauzlarich understands the important role he can play in the long-term success of a client.
"Aside from payroll, health benefits is typically a business' largest expense," Rich explained. "My goal is to lower the insurance premium through a mixture of plan designs and other initiatives such as consumer driven products."
Rich, who started at The Horton Group in 1994, feels that his company differentiates itself from the competition through the delivery of services and regular client
communication. Rich credits his experienced support staff for helping clients navigate the puzzling paperwork that occurs with providing employee health benefits. His support staff is also very knowledgeable in the increasingly popular consumer-directed health care options.
"A lot of my clients don't believe they are large enough for consumer-directed options like Health Savings Accounts," Rich explained. "But my staff and I work extraordinarily hard to present the facts to clients and discuss what would be the best fit for their employees."
Specializing in businesses with 10 to 100 employees, Rich feels that national insurance brokers only commit real resources to larger clients, often neglecting his client base.
"The Horton Group is an excellent fit for small business," Rich said. "We provide the same commitment to excellence for all of our clients. Our reputation for delivering quality service to small businesses is growing."
In addition to employee health benefits, Rich specializes in pension plans, 401(k) plans and individual life and health plans.
Until recently, Rich played shortstop in a hardball league and remains an avid fan of baseball. He and his wife live in Orland Park and enjoy spending time with their three children who are now pursuing professional careers.
- B.A. in Marketing, Northern Illinois University
- Registered Health Underwriter
- Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow
- The Horton Group Vice President of Benefit Services since 1994
- Prudential Insurance Employee Benefits Specialist, 1976-1994
- Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce
- Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce
- American Medical Security
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Rich and his team have been of great assistance in helping us manage our employee health benefits. When renewal time comes around, we know Rich is working hard to find us the best possible program.
Donald Witte, Heritage Ridge South
It is a great pleasure to work with Rich Kauzlarich and The Horton Group. They communicate our plan options with ample time to make an informed decision and always have fresh ideas to bring to the table. Rich and his team are quick to return a phone call and never keep us in the dark regarding claims or any other plan activity.
Stephanie Sandor, Asst. to the President
Barco Products, Inc.
We consider Rich Kauzlarich to be much more than just our insurance agent. He has become a key member of our management team, advising us in a variety of areas. We communicate with Rich and his wonderful team all year round, not just during renewal time
DeeAnn Clemmer, Office Manager