EMC Insurance Companies
Director of Corporate Communications
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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 are listed in chronological order.
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 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 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.