Risk Cooperative - The employee benefits broker and group health insurance advisor in Washington

Risk Cooperative

1835 7th St NW, #103
Washington, DC 20001

Verification Period: August 04, 2022 – August 04, 2023

Risk Cooperative is a Featured Listing of SHRM Broker Finder and attests they are compliant in our standards for:
  • Licensing
  • Insurance
  • Transparency
  • Completeness and Accuracy
  • Security

Practice Areas

  • Benefit Administration Solutions
  • Business Owner’s Policy (BOP)
  • Commercial Auto Coverage
  • Employee Perks
  • EPLI
  • Executive Benefits
  • Group Disability
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Group Life/AD&D
  • Insurance periodicals, newsletters, and websites
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Umbrella Coverage
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Risk Cooperative Overview

Risk Cooperative is a minority-owned, fully-licensed, independent brokerage, operating along the full spectrum of risks and insurance classes, covering life, health, property, casualty and specialty risks. Working with all major global insurance markets Risk Cooperative is uniquely positioned to help clients address any risk issue.

Risk Cooperative’s mission is to bring our years of experience to helping clients navigate insurance complexity and price inflation without eroding competitiveness. Geared to give small to mid-sized firms the advantages enjoyed by larger employers, RIsk Cooperative offers turnkey solutions with the convenience of one point of contact.

We view insurance as a catalyst for growth, rather than a cost of doing business. Our team has extensive experience helping organizations develop robust, business-focused risk mitigation strategies, utilizing insurance and alternative risk transfer solutions. A proudly independent insurance brokerage, our focus is to provide the best possible solution for the client.

Areas of Special Focus

  • Association Health Plans
  • Benefit Audits
  • Benefit Communications
  • Benefit Marketplace Solutions
  • Captives
  • Compliance
  • Health Advocacy
  • Health and Benefits Consulting
  • Life, Accident and Disability
  • Marketing and Renewals
  • Open Enrollment Support
  • Plan Design
  • Special Risk
  • Supplemental Benefits

Employer Types We Serve

  • Government Entity
  • Non Profit
  • Privately Held Company
  • Publicly Traded Company

Areas Served by Risk Cooperative

  • District of Columbia
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Industry Specialization of Risk Cooperative

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture & Agribusiness
  • Air Transportation
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Communications
  • Computer
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Information
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Brokerage
  • Insurance Carrier
  • Journalism & News
  • Legal Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Medical Devices & Supplies
  • Medical Practice
  • Non Profit
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Property Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Service
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Utilities
  • Web Services

Team at Risk Cooperative

Les Williams works with clients to help develop risk mitigation strategies and provide insurance portfolio management. He is a licensed insurance broker, a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and was recognized as a 2020 Power Broker in Risk & Insurance.

Les Williams

Chief Revenue Officer

Derrick Wong works with clients as a the Employee Benefits Practice Leader at Risk Cooperative. He has over 10 years of experience as a licensed professional in the health insurance industry.

Derrick Wong

Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Maria brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial insurance, across life, health, property and casualty programs. She provides insurance and risk mitigation consultations, program development, policy administration, and claims handling services.

Maria Jaramillo

Director of Operations

Risk Cooperative Certifications

  •  Risk Insider

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 Risk & Insurance Power Broker

    Risk & Insurance Power Broker

    February - 2020

    Les Williams is recognized by Risk & Insurance in the Specialty category.

  • 2018 Powermeter 100

    Powermeter 100

    June - 2018

    The Powermeter 100 honors individuals for their contributions to the Hispanic community in the Greater Washington area. Dante Disparte was named in the inaugural list.

  • 2017 Washington Business Journal's 40 Leaders Under 40

    Washington Business Journal's 40 Leaders Under 40

    July - 2017

    Dante Disparte was recognized as one of Washington D.C.'s business leaders.

  • 2017 Named Lloyd's Coverholder

    Named Lloyd's Coverholder

    October - 2017

    The Coverholder designation authorizes Risk Cooperative to enter into insurance contracts to be underwritten by the members of the Lloyd's syndicate.

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Elevate Benefits, LLC owns and operates SHRM Broker Finder, a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Our platform supports your independent research, vetting and hiring processes. The company facilitates introductions and exchange of information between parties seeking and offering solutions. We are not a licensed financial services entity of any kind and we do not seek to sell or make money from the sale of any employee benefits, financial services or any other regulated products or services. We also do not make specific provider, product or service recommendations. Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

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