The Meeker-Magner Co in Des Plaines, IL, focuses almost exclusively on mid-market and larger companies with 100 or more employees, says Pres Gerry Magner; and the agency applies a consistent "risk reduction" approach to both employee benefits and property/casualty risks. Meeker-Magner also stands out because of its deep roots in the insurance history of Chicago. Meeker-Magner is a founding member of the Sitkins 100 Group and uses the Sitkins "Total Benefits Approach" for employee benefits strategic planning and the companion methodology "Risk Reduction Approach," for commercial property/casualty insurance. Meeker-Magner producers say the consistent methodology helps the joint teams communicate comfortably with clients and helps the team address risk and cost factors together as part of a strategic plan for the client. Focus, consistency and teamwork clearly are driving Meeker-Magner's success in meeting its clients' needs for effective, affordable employee benefits solutions.