Insurance Brokers and Consultants

For Immediate Release


Former CPA and licensed insurance professional
enables accountants to bring added value to clients

Parsippany, NJ – November 15, 2010 – Rivers Insurance Group of Parsippany has begun providing continuing education classes to Certified Public Accountants, enabling accountants to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while gaining in-depth knowledge about business insurance that will allow them to provide added value to their clients.

Rivers Insurance principal, Harvey Topitz, is licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy to provide continuing education classes under management advisory services (MAS). Each class is worth two CEUs.

Topitz has been an insurance broker since 1982 and also earned his CPA in the early 1980s. He founded Rivers Insurance Group in 2005 and decided to offer continuing education classes to CPAs to provide them with greater knowledge of the complicated and continuously changing insurance coverage arena, thereby enabling them to better serve their clients.  Topitz maintains expertise in all sectors of insurance, including property, liability, automobile, excess/umbrella policies, worker’s compensation, crime, benefits and entertainment. 

Topitz’ current class is titled Commercial Property Insurance for the Non-Insurance Professional.  The class is held onsite at participating firms. 

Future classes will include:

  • General Liability
  • Excess/Umbrella Liability  
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employment Practices Liability

“Every business has a wide variety of insurance needs that impact their finances and, therefore, are of concern to their accountants,” Topitz said.  “Yet insurance can be very complicated and laws and regulations change every year.  I can help accountants become more familiar and comfortable with insurance, thereby helping them create greater value for their clients while increasing their own value as practitioners. The missing or wrong coverage can mean the difference of a company’s surviving a serious loss or having to close their doors.”

For more information or to schedule a class, contact:
Harvey Topitz, Rivers Insurance Group

Distribution Contact:
Christopher Reardon 
Reardon Communications Group

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Harvey S. Topitz , President

Mail: PO Box 6232

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Offices: 2001 Route 46 Waterview Plaza Suite 310 Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

973-588-4167 Office

866-445-0385 Fax

973-886-3975 Mobile