The Firm

Named after its founder Raymond K. Tongue, Baltimore-based R. K. Tongue Co., Inc. has been continuously in operation as an independent insurance agency since 1911. Today, the agency remains independent and is privately held under the leadership of its President, Edward K. Gerner Jr., J.D., CLU, CPCU.

As a company, R. K. Tongue is organized into two divisions: the Professional Markets Group and the Worksite Marketing Group. Each division is largely autonomous and geared specifically toward effectively serving its unique clientele.

The Professional Markets Group is comprised of broadly trained, Property & Casualty and Life & Health licensed agents and service representatives specialized in customizing comprehensive insurance solutions predominantly for professionals and healthcare specialists such as Dentists, Attorneys, Accountants/CPAs, Physicians, Veterinarians, and Optometrists as well as small business professionals in general. Product offerings range from malpractice and other forms of liability insurance to property, workers comp, health, disability, life, long term care and all related subsets of insurance. Most products are available on various platforms including individual, group and association.

The Worksite Marketing Group is centered around our sophisticated payroll deduction enrollment and administration capabilities, through a team of experienced Life & Health licensed agents, benefits enrollers, and service representatives serving Federal, State, and Municipal employees as well as small and midsized business employers and employees in the private sector. Supplemental benefits offered through the Worksite Marketing Group include payroll deducted life insurance, short-term disability, accident, sickness, and cancer plans.

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