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Rachel Talbot with Dixie Leavitt Agency Earns Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence for Superior Underwriting Skill

Rachel Talbot, Head of Operations for Dixie Leavitt Agency’s (DLA) six locations, has been honored with the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill. This recognition is achieved only by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. This is the fifth consecutive year Talbot has earned this recognition.

“Achieving this award was definitely a team effort. Our entire team here at DLA has worked together to maintain a strong and lifelong Safeco relationship. I’m honored to sit on their council and work closely with them, but the real award winners are those on the front lines providing the feedback and experiences all together. So, this award goes to our whole team here at DLA. I couldn’t do this without them,” shared Talbot.

The Safeco Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding agents who have developed a solid underwriting relationship with Safeco and whose agencies have qualified for the Safeco Insurance Premier Partner Award, the company’s top recognition program. Fewer than 10 percent of agencies who sell Safeco have agents who receive this award.

“On behalf of our agency, we congratulate Rachel and express our appreciation and pride for her continued success in this space,” said Bender Christensen, agency co-owner at Dixie Leavitt Agency (DLA). “ This award and recognition are so deserved and she really just works so hard for us and our clients. We cannot say enough good things about how much this means to us and how proud we are of Rachel on this achievement.”

Talbot joined Leavitt Group in 2005 and has spent many years servicing and selling both personal and commercial insurance. She now enjoys overseeing the general operations of the agency and plays a key role in training and mentoring the DLA team. Rachel has been recognized as one of the top 10 CSR’s, sits on several carrier and agency councils, and has been involved in creating and implementing materials and resources that have been used and published throughout Leavitt Group.

Serving clients in Southern Utah, Nevada, and surrounding states since 1962, Dixie Leavitt Agency is an affiliate insurance agency of Leavitt Group. The agency provides personal lines, business insurance, and employee benefits, and has offices in St. George, Cedar City, Hurricane, and Salem, Utah, as well as Ely and Mesquite, Nevada.

For more information about Dixie Leavitt Agency, call 435-586-9463 or visit them online at and on Facebook.

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