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What's our Why?

Insuring Schools Managing Partner

Our Future: We believe education is the life-blood of our nation's future. Unfortunately, we see schools, administrators, and teachers being asked to do more with less. We want to see as many resources as possible devoted to the learning process. Frankly, we realize every dollar put towards property & casualty insurance and employee benefits, is a dollar that can't be used towards the instruction and student achievement. This fact is at the front of our minds as we help our partners build a risk management and insurance program. 

A Trusted Partner: The use of the word partner throughout this website is intentional. This is what we strive to become. Selling an insurance policy does not "get us out of bed" each morning. Being a trusted partner of your team does. 

Passion: We believe in the adage: if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Educational entities and insurance are what we know and love. We're thankful we get to combine these two passions each day.

Who are we?

Insuring Schools is a division of Miller Insurance Group. It is lead by Chad Miller. Chad spent six years in public education as a teacher and administrator before deciding to transition into a career in risk management and insurance. While the decision to leave education was a difficult one, the idea of opening  a third location of his family's fourth generation independent insurance agency was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. At the conclusion of the 2014-15 school year, Chad opened Miller Insurance Group - Indianapolis in Broad Ripple, one of Indianapolis' five cultural districts. It is at this location where Insuring Schools was born.

Miller Insurance Group was founded after some of the most difficult years in our country’s history. In 1937, Richard S. Miller started Miller Insurance, and shortly thereafter opened the first office in Bremen, Indiana. As the agency grew, so did the need to add staff. In the early 1960s, both of Richard’s sons, Dan and Doug Miller, joined their father in the business. From that point through the 1980s it truly was a “family” business. In 1987, a third generation joined the business when Greg Miller transitioned from the carrier to the agency side of the insurance business. The 1990s were a time of incredible growth. On the last day of 1999 Miller Insurance acquired Norcen Insurance out of Culver, Indiana. With the acquisition, Miller/Norcen Insurance was born. Miller/Norcen Insurance has continued its growth since then. In August of 2015, generation four joined the business as Greg’s son, Chad, opened and operates a new branch of the business out of Indianapolis, Indiana. In January 2018, we acquired Countryside Insurance in Wakarusa, Indiana. With this addition, we now have sixteen team members in four different locations: Bremen, Culver, Indianapolis, and Wakarusa. Given we are much more than the “Miller” family business, we changed our name to Miller Insurance Group to reflect this at the end of 2015. We just finished our 80th year in business and look forward to many more! 

Education Accomplishments

  • Academic - Lead a two letter grade improvement on Indiana's state accountability system.
  • School Culture - Created and implemented the Career Readiness Grade (CRG) based on our core values: 1) Community; 2) Respect; 3) Responsibility; and 4) Scholarship.

  • Behavioral - Reduced expulsions from 32 to 4 after becoming Principal.

School Leadership Passions

  • Vision Setting 

  • Systems and Procedure Development 

  • Teacher Evaluation and Coaching

  • Positive Behavior Instruction and Support (PBIS) Implementation

Experience

  • Insuring Schools Partner

  • Miller Insurance Group - Indianapolis Office Branch Principal 

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

    • Principal ('13-'15)

    • Assistant Principal ('11-'12)

    • Mentor Teacher (TAP System) - Math ('11-'12)

    • Teacher - Taught Algebra 1, Geometry, and Advisory ('09-'11)

Education

  • Butler University '09 - Bachelors of Science: Middle Secondary Education

  • Marian University '11 - Master of Arts in Teaching: Math Education 

  • Columbia University '12 - Masters of Arts in Education: School Leadership 

Everything Else

  • Personal

    • Chad met his wife, Kathleen, while in graduate school in New York. They have been married almost five years and are expecting their first child in March 2018. Kathleen is the Principal at Center for Inquiry School 84, an IPS magnet school in Indianapolis.

    • Chad loves competing, especially golf, basketball, and flag football.

  • Community 

    • Circle City Preparatory School - Board Member

    • Delta Tua Delta - Chapter Adviser and House Corporation Member

    • Penrod Society - Member

    • Traders Point Christian Church - Volunteer

Insuring Schools Employee Benefits Advisor

Experience

  • Keystone Insurers Group - Vice President

  • Insuring Schools Employee Benefits Advisor

  • Career History - Klaus started his insurance career in 2003 with the Michael Reddy Agency in Mishawaka, IN. Over the last 15 years, Klaus has honed his craft to find cost effective solutions that help employers provide excellent benefit packages to their employees while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Klaus has helped many of his clients implement effective benefits risk management programs that have provided significant financial rewards to employers and employees alike. It is through this creative plan structuring that he has helped bend the cost curve for his clients. Additionally, through his employment with Keystone, Klaus is able to work with many benefits producers in IN and other states to help them better serve their clients.  

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University '15 - Associates in Christian Ministries

Everything Else

  • Personal

    • Klaus has been married to his bride, Christina for over 15 years. Together they have three children, two sons and a daughter. The family is actively involved in their church, Clay United Methodist. His daughter and wife sing in the Praise Band, and his oldest son runs the tech booth for the youth ministry. Klaus is the chairperson of the Finance Committee, and is a small group leader in the youth ministry.  

    • Outside of church, Klaus is a licensed soccer coach, and has been coaching travel soccer since 2010, mostly with the Elkhart Flames/Elkhart County United soccer club.

    • When not at work, church or coaching soccer, Klaus enjoys the game of golf and training for and competing in triathlons. 

  • Community 

    • Clay United Methodist Church – Finance committee Chairperson, youth ministry small group leader

    • Elkhart Flames/Elkhart County United Soccer Club – Licensed Coach

    • Greater Northern Indiana chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters – Past Vice President and current member

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