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Corporate Review

EMC’s Corporate Review summarizes the accomplishments and financial results for EMC Insurance Companies and is distributed to agents and policyholders. The report, published every spring, reviews the prior calendar year.

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News Releases

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EMC Insurance Companies Receives Best Practices Award of Excellence May 10, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the Best Practices Award of Excellence by The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) at the 2017 Legislative Conference. The award recognizes imaginative, outstanding and unique contributions in advocating best practices philosophies that enhance the independent agency system.

EMC Insurance Companies Named Plan Sponsor of the Year April 12, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies received the Plan Sponsor of the Year Award from PLANSPONSOR Magazine, the nation’s leading authority on retirement and benefits programs.

EMC Insurance Companies Partners With Octo Telematics for Fleet Initiative March 31, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies announces a partnership with Octo Telematics, a leading global provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company Appoints New Board Member March 28, 2017
At the annual meeting of Employers Mutual Casualty Company policyholders on March 8, 2017, David S. Ziegler was elected to the Board of Directors.

219 Eighth Street Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Feb. 27, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies is opening a new four-story office building at 219 Eighth Street located on the northwest corner of the block bordered by Seventh and Eighth Streets and Walnut and Mulberry Streets.

EMC Insurance Companies Joins TrustedChoice.com Jan. 24, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies has joined the TrustedChoice.com online insurance lead generation platform as a national partner for commercial lines insurance.

EMC Insurance Companies Forms Partnership With Tech Startup MākuSafe Jan. 23, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies announces a partnership with tech startup MākuSafe. Based out of Ankeny, Iowa the innovative company developed patent pending wearable technology that monitors environmental exposures to identify risks in industrial workplace environments.

EMC Team Member Receives Patriot Award Jan. 17, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) team member Katie Jones has received the Patriot Award from the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office.

EMC Joins Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute’s Joint Research Organization Nov. 30, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies announces today it has joined the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute’s (IIHS-HLDI) nonprofit research organization, which publishes insurance loss statistics for most car, sports utility vehicle, pickup truck and motorcycle models on U.S. roads.

Walking: Not as Easy as It Looks Nov. 15, 2016
EMC donated funds to purchase an Industrial Biodynamics Slip Simulator for the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. The Slip Simulator creates slippery and hazardous conditions users can attempt to navigate while strapped into an overhead safety harness.

'Sense'-able Risk Management for Schools Nov. 3, 2016
EMC, in partnership with Hartford Steam Boiler, is starting a six-month pilot program that uses a monitoring system to help schools manage risk using real-time data.

EMC Honored With Economic Impact Award Oct. 7, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies will be honored with the Economic Impact Award at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

EMC Joins the Global Insurance Accelerator Oct. 6, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies has joined the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), a business accelerator focused on developing and growing innovative insurance-centric startups.

EMC Insurance Group Inc. on 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies List by Forbes Aug. 26, 2016
For the third consecutive year, EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI)* is listed on the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies list, announced by Forbes.

EMC Reinsurance Management Change Aug. 9, 2016
Ron Hallenbeck, who has served as president of EMC Reinsurance Company for nearly 22 years, is retiring on Aug. 19, 2016. Vicki Freese, assistant reinsurance manager, will assume the position of president of EMC Reinsurance Company upon Hallenbeck’s retirement.

Insurance Meets Innovation Aug. 2, 2016
You won’t find people in white lab coats conducting experiments in EMC’s innovation lab-instead you’ll find a network of people working together to find new, creative insurance-related solutions.

Not-So-Typical Annual Report July 15, 2016
Just because it’s called a “report” doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The EMC Insurance Companies 2015 Corporate Review was awarded Best of Show, the top honor from the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA) in the Annual Report-Private category.

EMC Insurance Companies and EMC National Life Ratings Affirmed by A.M. Best June 22, 2016
The financial ratings of EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) and EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) were affirmed by A.M. Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization. EMC and its subsidiaries maintained the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) with a stable outlook, and EMCNL maintained the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook.

EMC Insurance Companies Named Fit-Friendly Worksite June 15, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies was recognized as a 2016 Platinum-Level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for the second consecutive year. Only employers that offer a comprehensive wellness program and demonstrate measurable improvements in health outcomes qualify.

EMC Insurance Companies Ranks on Global List May 17, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies is ranked No. 115 among the world’s largest mutual and cooperative insurers on the ICMIF’s Global 500 report for 2014, the most recent report to date. International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) publishes the annual list based on premium income from a sample of over 5,000 insurance companies in 77 countries.

New Safety App Easily Reports Slip and Fall Hazards April 27, 2016
Walkway Check™ from EMC Insurance Companies makes it easy to identify and report hazards that can lead to slip and fall incidents, the leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States.

EMC Receives Big "I" Best Practices Award of Excellence April 21, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the Best Practices Award of Excellence by The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) at the Big “I” Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 15.

EMC Introduces New App, Route Safety IQ®, for Fleet Drivers March 16, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies, in partnership with ATG Risk Solutions, has introduced an open-platform app for vehicles that can help commercial auto drivers improve safety on the road, as well as improve uptime and save money on fuel costs.

Bruce Kelley Named to Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 List Feb. 10, 2016
EMC President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Kelley was named to Insurance Business America magazine’s annual Hot 100 list. Only the top 100 insurance professionals who helped shape and lead the industry in 2015 were selected by the bi-monthly publication.

EMC Supports American Heart Month Jan. 29, 2016
EMC Insurance Companies will celebrate American Heart Month throughout the month of February. The lights at the top of its East Building in downtown Des Moines will turn red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and remind members of the community to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Blood pressure screenings, a blood drive and a company walk will also be offered to EMC employees.

EMC Named No. 2 in 40 Best Companies for Leaders List Jan. 14, 2016
For the fourth consecutive year, EMC is listed as one of the 40 best public companies for leaders in the January/February 2016 issue of Chief Executive magazine. EMC ranks 2nd this year, moving up from 4th in 2015. According to Chief Executive, EMC finished “just a fraction below” GE and remains listed among other notable companies including IBM, Verizon and 3M

EMC Named Best Property/Casualty Company Oct. 28, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies was named the Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company in Des Moines by Business Record. The annual award is determined directly by Business Record readers. Readers vote in an online open-ended survey with 74 categories for the best businesses, people and events in Des Moines. EMC previously finished as a runner-up for Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

CyberSolutions: Insurance Protection for Today’s Cyber Risks Oct. 1, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies now offers CyberSolutions, a robust product that combines cyber liability and data compromise coverages to help businesses and organizations react to and recover from a cyber-related event. Cyber attacks and data breaches are increasingly common and potentially devastating with an extremely costly recovery process. According to the Poneman Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of a corporate data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million.

EMC Ranks as a Top Workplace in Iowa Sept. 17, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies ranked No. 16 in the large company category in the Iowa Top 100 Workplaces survey conducted by The Des Moines Register and WorkplaceDynamics. Feedback from the survey highlighted the excellent work-life balance and benefits package offered to EMC employees.

EMC Ranks in Top 50 Insurance Groups Sept. 3, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies was named 48 in the Top 100 Groups list, published by National Underwriter. This is the second year in a row that EMC has placed in the top 50, ranking at number 49 the previous year. According to Property Casualty 360°, the annual rankings, which are based on data from SNL Financial, “offer an overall look at the P&C insurance industry’s performance in 2014, with intel on net premiums written, percentage growth and combined ratios for both companies and groups.”

EMC Insurance Group Inc. Named to 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies List by Forbes Aug. 10, 2015
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI)* is listed on the 2015 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies list, announced by Forbes. EMCI achieved a top accounting and governance risk (AGR) score in the small-cap category.

EMC Videos Win Awards of Distinction Aug. 5, 2015
EMC Insurance Company won the Award of Distinction for two videos, Momentum and Light Manufacturing, from the Videographer Awards, which is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Momentum won in the Corporate Image category, and Light Manufacturing won in the Marketing (Product) category. Both videos also won honorable mention in other categories.

EMC Receives CSLN Insurance Partnership Award June 25, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies was selected to receive the 2015 Insurance Member Partnership Award from the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) for its valued contributions to the child support community. The award is in recognition of EMC’s demonstrated superior corporate citizenship and participation through sharing claims information within the 30-state child support lien network.

EMC Insurance Companies Recognized by American Heart Association June 11, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies was recognized as a 2015 Platinum-Level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program. Only employers that offer a comprehensive wellness program and demonstrate measurable improvements in health outcomes qualify. Platinum-Level recipients also provide employees with healthy food options and promote a culture of wellness in the workplace.

EMC Insurance Companies Ranked in Global List June 4, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies is ranked 116 among the world’s largest mutual and cooperative insurers on the ICMIF’s Global 500 report for 2013. International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) publishes the annual list based on premium income from a sample of over 5,000 insurance companies in 77 countries.

EMC Donates to Puppy Jake Foundation June 3, 2015
EMC employees and the EMC Insurance Foundation donated to the Puppy Jake Foundation today to assist wounded military veterans.

EMC Insurance Companies Is A Des Moines Triathlon Sponsor June 2, 2015
EMC announced it is the finish line sponsor of the 2015 Des Moines Triathlon. This is the first time that EMC has sponsored the triathlon since the race began in 2007.

EMC and EMCNL Ratings Affirmed by A.M. Best May 6, 2015
The financial ratings of EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) and EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) were affirmed by A.M. Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization today. EMC and its subsidiaries maintained the financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) with a stable outlook, and EMCNL maintained the financial strength rating of “A−” (Excellent) with a stable outlook.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New EMC Insurance Companies Building May 6, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies is breaking ground on a new four-story office building at 219 Eighth Street located on the northwest corner of the block bordered by Seventh and Eighth Streets and Walnut and Mulberry Streets. EMC President and CEO Bruce Kelley will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.

Chicago Branch Wins EMC Challenge Cup for Best Operating Performance March 26, 2015
The EMC Chicago Branch has been presented with the Hynes-Gunn Challenge Cup, which recognizes the EMC branch office with the best operating performance.

Construction Begins on New EMC Insurance Companies Building Feb. 16, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies is beginning construction on a new four-story office building at 219 Eighth Street located on the northwest corner of the block bordered by Seventh and Eighth Streets and Walnut and Mulberry Streets.

EMC Receives Multiple Technology Awards in 2014 Jan. 16, 2015
EMC Insurance Companies received technology awards from Applied Client Network, Applied IVANS and ACORD in 2014 for leadership in technology, industry productivity and efficiency, and ongoing commitment to agents.

EMC Jumps to No. 4 in 40 Best Companies for Leaders List Jan. 12, 2015
For the third consecutive year, EMC is listed as one of the 40 best companies for leaders in the January/February 2015 issue of Chief Executive magazine. EMC ranks 4th this year, jumping from 26th in 2014, and remains listed among notable companies including GE, IBM and P&G.

EMC Insurance Companies Selects Neumann Brothers as Construction Contractor Nov. 12, 2014
EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) selected Neumann Brothers to provide preconstruction and construction services for the new EMC office building at the corner of Eighth and Walnut Streets in downtown Des Moines.

New App Helps Businesses Plan for the Unexpected Nov. 04, 2014
OFB-EZ Mobile™ helps business owners create a continuity plan to prepare for a business interruption. The app keeps track of operations vital to the business, as well as employee and vendor contact information. EMC Insurance Companies worked in cooperation with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to develop the app based on IBHS’s OFB-EZ™ toolkit.

EMC Ranks as a Top Workplace Sept. 23, 2014
EMC Insurance Companies ranked No. 12 in the large company category in the Iowa Top 100 Workplaces survey conducted by The Des Moines Register and WorkplaceDynamics. Feedback from the survey highlighted the excellent pay and benefits package offered to EMC employees.

EMC Insurance Foundation Donates to Jester Park Conservation Center Sept. 15, 2014
EMC Insurance Foundation donated to the Jester Park Conservation Center to aid in constructing the new facility. The new conservation center, where people of all ages are welcome to explore, will provide year-round educational programming.

EMC Insurance Foundation Proudly Supports On With Life August 14, 2014
President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce G. Kelley participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the On With Life expansion project.

EMC Insurance Companies To Construct New Downtown Office Building August 14, 2014
EMC Insurance Companies is planning to construct a new office building in downtown Des Moines. The new four-story building will be located in the northwest quarter of the block bordered by Seventh and Eighth streets and Walnut and Mulberry streets.

EMC Insurance Companies CEO Elected to AAIS Board of Directors July 14, 2014
Bruce G. Kelley, president and CEO of EMC Insurance Companies (EMC), was elected to the AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services) Board of Directors. EMC is affiliated with the AAIS for the use of the Inland Marine Guide and Commercial Output Program throughout the United States.

EMC Insurance Companies Honored by Independent Insurance Agents July 7, 2014
EMC Insurance Companies was chosen as Company of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (Arkansas Big “I”). EMC’s Kansas City Branch (which serves policyholders in three states, with Arkansas as their largest market) accepted the award at the 113th Annual Convention of Arkansas Big “I” held June 8-10, 2014, in Hot Springs, Ark.

EMC Insurance Companies Officer Elected President of Iowa Insurance Institute July 2, 2014
Sean Pelletier, EMC assistant vice president/government affairs and executive director of the EMC Insurance Foundation, was elected President of the Board of Directors by the Iowa Insurance Institute (III).

Lansing Branch Wins EMC Challenge Cup for Best Operating Performance July 1, 2014
The EMC Lansing Branch has been presented with the Hynes-Gunn Challenge Cup, which recognizes the EMC branch office with the best operating performance.

New App Shows Clients the Connection Between Losses and Experience May 12, 2014
SmartMod™ allows users to calculate their experience modification factor (mod)—important in calculating workers’ compensation premiums—then estimate how it would be impacted by an increase or decrease in losses. Agents can use SmartMod with their clients to help make a business case for investing in loss control, since reduced losses result in an improved mod.

EMC Selects IBHS for $10,000 Donation May 8, 2014
EMC President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce G. Kelley, J.D., CPCU, CLU, stepped down as board chairman of the Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) at the annual Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., in March. PLRB makes a $10,000 donation to a nonprofit selected by the outgoing chair. Mr. Kelley chose the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center.

EMC Insurance Companies and EMC National Life Ratings Affirmed by A.M. Best April 24, 2014
The financial ratings of EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) and EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) were affirmed by A.M. Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization today. EMC Insurance Companies maintained the financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) with a stable outlook, and EMCNL maintained the financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent) with a stable outlook.

EMC Insurance Group Inc. Named to 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies List by Forbes April 23, 2014
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) is listed on the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies list, announced by Forbes. EMCI achieved a top aggressive accounting and governance risk (AGR) score in the small-cap category.

Business Day TV Features EMC Interview in National Program April 10, 2014
Business Day TV, an award-winning national television program hosted by Terry Bradshaw, began airing a segment this month profiling Benchmark, Inc., EMC’s loss control partner in providing roof management services for our school policyholders. The five-minute segment features Benchmark, Inc. Senior Consultant Ronald Harriman and includes interviews with EMC Engineering Services Manager Monte Ball and John Netwal, director of operations for North Scott Community Schools, which is insured by EMC.

EMC Announces 2014 Premier Partner Agencies March 12, 2014
EMC Insurance Companies recognizes its 2014 highest-performing agency partners throughout the country by designating them as EMC Premier Partners. This achievement is based on indicators such as customer retention, profitability and growth over a three-year period.

‘It’s Not Just Insurance’ That Brings Young Professionals Through EMC’s Door March 10, 2014
Industry experts have been warning insurance carriers and agents for years about the need to engage the youngest career seekers in light of a coming employment gap, and EMC Insurance listened. That’s why the company recently produced “It’s Not Just Insurance”—a new recruiting video aimed at recent college graduates and young professionals.

EMC Insurance Companies Ranks 26th in 40 Best Companies for Leaders Jan. 31, 2014
For the second consecutive year, EMC Insurance Companies is listed as one of the 40 best companies for leaders in the January/February 2014 issue of Chief Executive magazine. EMC ranks 26th this year, jumping from 35th in 2013, and remains listed among notable companies including IBM, GE and 3M.

EMC Insurance Companies Honored With Best Practices Award Oct. 7, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the Best Practices Award of Excellence by The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) at the recent Big “I” Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

EMC Offers Free School Safety Training Program Countrywide Aug. 21, 2013
All school districts that insure with EMC Insurance Companies now have complimentary access to SafeSchools® Training, a web-based safety training and compliance management system specifically designed for school employees.

Jackson Branch Wins Hynes-Gunn for Second Straight Year May 9, 2013
For the second straight year, the EMC Jackson Branch has been presented with the Hynes-Gunn Challenge Cup, which recognizes the EMC branch office with the best operating performance.

EMC Insurance Companies Donates Computers to 12 Iowa Schools May 8, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies delivered new iPads, iPad minis and laptops to 12 Iowa schools, in cooperation with each school’s independent insurance agency, as part of an effort to combine learning and technology.

EMC Insurance Companies Rating Upgraded to "A" (Excellent) With a Stable Outlook April 25, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies financial strength rating has been upgraded to "A" (excellent) with a stable outlook by A.M. Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization.

EMC Receives Quantum Award for Real-Time and Download Advocacy March 28, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies was awarded the Quantum Award for making “great strides in increasing real-time transactions for their organization to push the industry forward,” at the recent Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU) Conference.

EMC Insurance Group Inc. Named to 100 Most Trustworthy Companies List by Forbes March 19, 2013
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) is listed on the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies list, announced by Forbes yesterday. The highest score in this year’s list is 99, and EMCI achieved that top score in the small-cap category.

EMC Announces 2013 Premier Partner Agencies March 18, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies is recognizing its 2013 highest-performing agency partners throughout the country by designating them as EMC Premier Partners.

EMC Releases New Mobile Website March 12, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies has introduced a new mobile website geared toward policyholders, potential policyholders and employees, and the general public.

EMC Launches School Staff Safety Training Program Feb. 4, 2013
EMC Insurance Companies’ school district policyholders in three pilot states now have complimentary access to SafeSchools Training, the leading web-based safety training and compliance management system specifically designed for school employees.

EMC Insurance Companies Buys Kaleidoscope at the Hub Dec. 17, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies completed the purchase of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub on Dec. 14, 2012. The building covers two blocks on Walnut Street from Fifth to Seventh Streets in downtown Des Moines.

EMC Insurance Reveals Dynamic New Logo Dec. 5, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies revealed a refreshed logo today to reflect the company’s position for growth, change and success. Like the previous logo, the new design strongly portrays the EMC brand, but subtle changes such as enhanced dimensions and color and the omission of the word “Companies” create a sleek, dynamic, forward-moving look.

EMC Insurance Companies Erects Crane on Walnut Street Nov. 29, 2012
EMC, owner of the Hub Tower, is renovating a cooling plant on the top floor of the Hub Tower in December. To do so, Neumann Brothers Inc. and Champion Crane will erect a 360-ton mobile crane on Walnut Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street on Friday, Nov. 30.

EMC Insurance Companies Seeks to Purchase Kaleidoscope at the Hub Nov. 14, 2012
EMC is exploring the purchase of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub, the building in downtown Des Moines that covers two blocks on Walnut from Fifth Street to Seventh Street. EMC purchased the Hub Tower, the high-rise building at Seventh and Walnut, in December 2010.

EMC Branch Offices Ready for Hurricane Sandy Claims Oct. 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday evening along the southern New Jersey coast with hurricane-force winds. EMC has limited coastal wind exposure in the landfall region for its direct policyholders; however, EMC, including EMC Reinsurance Company, does have exposure along the eastern seaboard that experienced tropical storm-force winds.

EMC Ranks as a Top Workplace Oct. 3, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies ranked No. 5 in the large company category in the Iowa Top 100 Workplaces survey conducted by The Des Moines Register and WorkplaceDynamics. Feedback from the survey highlighted the excellent pay and benefits package offered to EMC employees.

EMC Receives Interface Leadership Award From Applied Systems Sept. 4, 2012
Insurance software company Applied Systems honored EMC Insurance Companies and 12 others with the Applied Systems Interface Leadership Award at TENCon 2012, the flagship conference for users of Applied Systems software, in Nashville, Tenn.

Jackson Branch Brings Home Hynes-Gunn Trophy April 27, 2012
The Hynes-Gunn Challenge Cup recognizes the EMC branch office with the best operating performance and was awarded to the EMC Jackson Branch Office for 2011 results.

EMC Receives Pro Patria Award From Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) April 25, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies received the Pro Patria Award, the highest honor from the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), at the Iowa Annual Awards Luncheon on April 14, 2012, for the company’s support of employees serving in National Guard and Reserve programs.

EMC Insurance Companies, KCCI Celebrate 100th “Read With Me” April 2, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies, along with KCCI News Channel 8, celebrated their 100th “Read With Me” event with students at Cattell Elementary School in Des Moines on Wednesday, March 28. EMC awarded the school $500 to use for its media center, bringing EMC’s total donations to $50,000 since the program began in 2001.

EMC One of the First to Offer Comprehensive Data Compromise Coverage Feb. 3, 2012
EMC Insurance Companies rolled out a new data compromise and identity recovery product on Feb. 1, becoming one of the first of a limited number of companies to offer this kind of coverage. Designed to help small and midsize businesses respond to data breaches, the coverage provides identity recovery for key individuals within the insured organization, cost mitigation for notification and potential legal action, reputational risk-management services, and first- and third-party coverage under one policy.

EMC Insurance Companies Honored With Four ACORD Awards Nov. 15, 2011
The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) presented EMC with the Property/Casualty & Surety Round Trip of Data Award, Early Adopter — Forms Award and the Property/Casualty & Surety Most Actively Involved with ACORD Award. In addition, EMC received the Commercial Lines Download Award from the ACORD-User Group Information Exchange (AUGIE).

EMC Insurance Companies Donates $200K to Local Nonprofits Oct. 24, 2011
Four nonprofit organizations have been selected to receive $25,000 from the EMC Insurance Foundation in the final phase of the 100 Ways of Giving program sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies. In total, EMC is giving away $200,000 through the program, in celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary.

EMC Strong, Stable After 100 Years in Iowa Oct. 15, 2011
An article featuring the 100-year anniversary of EMC Insurance Companies in the Des Moines Register tells how the company began and progressed and describes EMC as “one of the most stable companies in the U.S.”

EMC Honored With Innovation and Ease of Doing Business Awards Sept. 29, 2011
EMC Insurance Companies was honored with two awards at the 2011 Technology, Education and Networking Conference (TENCon) in Orlando on Sept. 20. Applied Systems presented EMC with the Interface Partner and Innovation Leadership Award, and Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) recognized the company with the Gold Ease of Doing Business Award.

EMC Insurance Companies Celebrates Centennial, Gives 200K to Local Nonprofits Sept. 14, 2011
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of EMC Insurance Companies, the company is offering $200,000 to nonprofit organizations in communities near EMC branch offices through its 100 Ways of Giving program. Approximately 100 top EMC insurance agencies chose one nonprofit organization to receive an initial grant of $1,000 from the EMC Insurance Foundation. Now those nonprofit organizations are competing for one of four additional $25,000 grants.

EMC Offers Business Owners Real-Time Rating for Applied Users Aug. 17, 2011
EMC Insurance Companies recently introduced real-time response rating for commercial lines of business, making the transaction available for agents who use Applied Systems technology to get real-time rate quotes and proposals directly from within their agency management systems.

Local Presence Gives EMC the Edge July 25, 2011
The June issue of Rough Notes magazine featured EMC Insurance Companies in honor of our 100-year anniversary. The article explains how EMC’s dedication to local service and building strong relationships with independent agents are central to our success.

EMC Insurance Companies Cosponsors Billboard Campaign Against Insurance Fraud July 14, 2011
In an effort to raise awareness of insurance fraud, Governor Terry Branstad met with Insurance Fraud Awareness Week organizers at the State Capitol to sign a proclamation declaring July 18—24, 2011, “Insurance Fraud Awareness Week” in the State of Iowa.

EMC CEO Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell June 20, 2011
In honor of EMC’s 100-year anniversary, EMC President and CEO Bruce Kelley rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Monday, June 20, 2011. EMC Insurance Companies is the parent company of EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI), which trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market.

EMC Insurance Cos. Celebrates 100th Anniversary April 1, 2011
A feature article in the Des Moines Business Record publicizes EMC Insurance Companies' 100-year anniversary, including quotes from President and CEO Bruce Kelley, a historical timeline of key events and a rundown of how the company plans to celebrate the year.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Technology Awards Oct. 6, 2010
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the 2010 Personal Lines Interface Leadership Award by insurance technology company Applied Systems, in recognition of EMC’s commitment to advancing insurance automation.

EMC Insurance Companies Enters Into Purchase Agreement for Hub Tower Sept. 27, 2010
EMC Insurance Companies has entered into a purchase agreement for the Hub Tower and, subject to completion of due diligence, may become the new owner of the high-rise building at Seventh and Walnut.

EMC Insurance Companies Ranked in Top Third of Global 500 Aug. 25, 2010
EMC Insurance Companies is ranked 133 among the 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurance companies globally in the Mutual Market Share 2007-2008 Global 500, a report produced by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Platinum, Gold Awards in 2010 Hermes Creative Awards Aug. 24, 2010
EMC Insurance Companies was selected out of a pool of approximately 3,600 entries from all over the world to receive both a Platinum and Gold Award in the 2010 Hermes Creative Awards competition. The Platinum Award, which is presented to the most outstanding entries in the competition, was awarded to EMC for Overall Website Design of www.emcins.com. The Gold Award, which is presented to entries that exceed the high standards of the industry norm, was awarded to EMC for Website Homepage Design. This is the second year in a row EMC has been honored with the Gold Award, which they received for their 2008 Corporate Review.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Awards at National Technology Meeting June 10, 2010
EMC Insurance Companies received three awards: Property/Casualty & Surety Round Trip of Data, Property/Casualty & Surety Most Actively Involved with ACORD, and Early Adopter Award — Forms, at the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) meeting in Las Vegas in May.

Forbes Names EMC Insurance Group Inc. as a Most Trustworthy Company April 16, 2010
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ OMX/NGS:EMCI) is one of 39 small-cap companies included in the “100 Most Trustworthy Companies” list published by Forbes.com on April 5, 2010.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Two Technology Awards Nov. 10, 2009
EMC Insurance Companies received the 2009 Interface Partner Award and the 2009 Real Time Breakthrough Award at the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) Technology, Education and Networking Conference in Kansas City, Mo, in October.

EPA Recognizes EMC for School Chemical Cleanout Programs Oct. 28, 2009
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored EMC Insurance Companies at the 2009 Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) recognition event on Oct. 22, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

EMC Insurance Companies Reveals New Building Sign and Lighting Sept. 18, 2009
The lights of the Des Moines skyline will change when EMC Insurance Companies turns on new sign and building facade lighting on Tuesday night, Sept. 22.

EMC Insurance Companies Management Changes Sept. 9, 2009
EMC Insurance Companies recently announced several retirements and promotions at their corporate headquarters in Des Moines.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Gold in Creative Competition June 25, 2009
EMC Insurance Companies received a Gold Award in the 2009 Hermes Creative Awards competition, which recognizes creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media.

EMC Insurance Companies Wins AUGIE Award June 23, 2009
EMC Insurance Companies received the Accomplishment Award for real time and download implementations with multiple trading partners from the ACORD-User Group Information Exchange (AUGIE).

Identity Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to EMC Insurance Customers April 6, 2009
EMC Insurance Companies now offers homeowner policyholders comprehensive identity theft resolution services, provided by Identity Theft 911, at no additional cost.