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Pedersen Insurance Services Becomes a Full Service Insurance Agency

Help you through your financial and insurance maze!

May 20, 2015

Pedersen Insurance Services has been in business in Rio Vista since 2005 offering just Financial service products, individual benefits, group benefits and Medicare Supplements.

Since they moved on September 1, 2014 to their new location at 6 N Front Street, many things have changed for the better for the residence of Rio Vista and surrounding towns.

First off they have are the only certified agent for Covered California within 30 miles of Rio Vista. They have helped over 100 individuals and families get medical coverage that many have not had for years. They have had clients leave their office after they have enrolled in a medical plan leave in tears, not because they are upset, they are tears of joy because they now can see a doctor for medical conditions that they have had for years.

Pedersen Insurance has added more product offerings to make them a full service agency:

In the financial services division they offer:

  • Life Insurance, disability insurance, long term care, guaranteed issue life insurance, and retirement planning, annuities and Mutual Funds.

In the individual and small group benefits arena we offer:

  • Individual medical, dental, vision and accidental coverages, temporary medical.

Group Benefits division:

  • Medical, dental, vision for companies as small as two employee’s

Property and casualty division offerings:

  • Personal Lines: Auto, homeowners, renters insurance, boat & RV coverage and Motorcycle insurance. Flood Insurance, Mobile home insurance.

They are in the process of getting appointed to cover off road vehicles, and even golf carts for the trilogy residence. And lastly umbrella policies.

Low income State auto insurance for low income families and individual.

Business Property and Casualty division:

  • Business Liability, business auto, Retail packages, workers comp.

Rent property insurance:

  • There are so many products they offer they are too many to list.

Pedersen Insurance Staff:

Rob Pedersen, Financial Services Representative and Insurance Broker with over 30 years’ experience in the in the business. He believes in educating the client on the coverages that they have or are purchasing.

Lisa Willis, is the administrative assistant for the Property and Casualty, Covered California and individual and group benefits. She handles all the customer service issues with the different carriers and especially Covered California. She is a great problem solver.

Marissa Bettencourt, is the administrative assistant for the Financial Services division and schedules all appointments and gets the information from the clients so when they come in for their appointment we will be ready to go over the product or service they are interested in.

Last but not least is our office manager Shadow Pedersen. He greets everyone that comes into our office and shows love to everyone. He is Rob Pedersen’s long hair doxie.

Pedersen Insurance Services is located at 6 N Front Street in Rio Vista if you are in the downtown area please stop by and say hi we would love to meet you. Or if you would like to have an insurance review please call (707) 374-0099. Hours Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00 pm, Evening and weekend appointments are available by appointment.

Rob is available by his cell between the hours of 7am and 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays at (925) 325-4169. CA Insurance License #0673906


Church Reaches Out

April 23, 2015

If you haven’t been to Re:church in Rio Vista before, you may not realize the local and global reach it has today. Recently, Re:church partnered with a church in Puerto Rico to continue starting new churches, serving the poor, and partnering with local organizations to care for families with kids who are in need.  <READ MORE>

Second Annual Rio Vista Certified Farmers’ Market Grand Opening

Rio Vista Beacon News

April 15th, 2015

The second annual Rio Vista Certified Farmers’ Market will celebrate its’ Grand Opening on April 25th with live music provided by Indie Folk Artist extraordinaire, Aprylle Gilbert.  <READ MORE>

Rio Vista to Crown King of the Kitchen on April 25

April 15th, 2015

On April 25 Rio Vista will crown a new king at the First Annual King of the Kitchen competition. Over 25 aspiring chefs have already signed on to compete at the event which will be held at Veterans Hall (610 Saint Francis Street) from 4-7 p.m.  <READ MORE>


70 Year Old Tree Down; Log Lost

Rio Vista Beacon NewsB-O-O-M! The trunk of the 70 year old cedar tree at the corner of South Second and California in Rio Vista hit the ground. Nobody in the small crowd that had gathered yelled TI-M-B-E-R. The tree went down exactly where David Perkins and Chris Mazzera, who was trained by Perkins, said it would.  <READ MORE>

April 8, 2015

It’s official, the World Loves Janey!

JANEY MAKES A PLAY, the documentary by director and filmmaker Jared Callahan featuring Janey Callahan Chin, the 90 year old playwright and director from Rio Vista, had its World Premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival last weekend and was described by one audience member as “incredible – inspiring, poignant, funny, and just so genuine”.    <READ MORE>


April 1, 2015

New Dentist in Rio Vista

Dr. Hadi Soltani, DDS is very happy to be practicing dentistry in Rio Vista. Soltani has taken over the practice from Dr. Mel Pearson, who has retired from his practice of Dentistry of the Delta.  <READ MORE>

April Fool’s

April 1. 2015

Due to the fact that the Beacon, publishes on April 1st. We thought you would enjoy some of the great April Fool’s Day headlines over the years, that made the newspaper or radio.   <READ MORE>


An In-Depth Look at a Rio Vistan

March 25, 2015
By Linda Orrante

Whoever Heard of Someone Named Herky?

Herky Ostlund’s real name, Hermelle, is a French name that her uncle brought back from France. According to the internet, Hermelle is related to Hermes, a messenger of the gods in Greek mythology. The name Hermelle means harmony, compassion, service, and nurturing. If you know Herky Ostlund, you are not the least bit surprised at how well her given name fits.  <READ MORE>


Delta Community Meeting Regarding Crime

With County Supervisor Don Nottoli
Delta Community Meeting regarding crime With County Supervisor Don Nottoli Event organizer, Andy Krotik announced due to recent spikes in crime on the Delta, a Community meeting will be held on March 25th, at 6:30 PM at Oxbow Marina Clubhouse Said Andy Krotik, “My property has been robbed, several of my neighbors, and many others in the Terminous Road, and Delta loop area.”  <READ MORE>

Third Annual McCormack Ranch Sheepdog Trials

The third McCormack Sheep & Grain Sheepdog Trials will take place at the McCormack Ranch outside of Rio Vista on Friday, March 27; Saturday, March 28; and Sunday March 29. Tickets are required to attend the event. Attendance will be limited to 200 people per day.  <READ MORE>


Soroptomist Awards

National Organization for Women’s Harriet Tubman Award, along with countless other awards in her lifetime. <READ MORE>


John Lamb Top Dog in Life

John and Faye Lamb have been residents of Trilogy for over five years. Both of them are very active physically, even though they suffer from some major league health issues. Faye’s issue is that she has had MS for over 27 years and John has nerve damage and pain from a congenital defect which necessitates him to soak in a bath tub for 5 hours a day.  <READ MORE>


Mobile Medical Van Comes to Rio Vista Every Tuesday

March 4, 2015
By Linda Jensen

Solano County Family Health Services brings their Mobile Medical Van at 628 Montezuma Street, Tuesdays from 9am to 2:30pm. The big green van will be parked in the Rio Vista CARE parking lot and walk-in patients are welcome.    <READ MORE>


Three Generations Living in Rio Vista and Loving it

March 4, 2015

Mike Wertin and his wife Judy are what you would call the beginning of three generations living in Rio Vista. They are what you call the “new generations,” where the Grandparents move into town to a wonderful retirement community because their children and grandchildren already live here.   <READ MORE>