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EMC Insurance Companies Announces Executive Management Changes • Nov. 6, 2017
Effective Jan. 2, 2018, Mick Lovell will be named Executive Vice President of Operations and Scott Jean will become the Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy.

EMC Named a Top Workplace in Iowa • Sept. 20, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies ranked No. 15 in the large company category in the Iowa Top 100 Workplaces survey conducted by The Des Moines Register and WorkplaceDynamics.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Novarica Impact Award • Sept. 5, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies received a Novarica Impact Award in the Data Analytics category. This award recognizes EMC for its use of drones and 3-D photography to provide agents and policyholders with interactive loss control reports that have improved data and usability.

EMC Insurance Companies COO to Retire in January 2018 • Aug. 30, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kevin Hovick, CPCU, will retire from the company on Jan. 2, 2018.

EMC Insurance Group Inc. on 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies List by Forbes • July 24, 2017
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI)* has been included on the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies list announced by Forbes for the fourth consecutive year. EMCI achieved an accounting and governance risk (AGR) score of 86 in the small-cap category.

EMC Insurance Companies Announces New Leadership for Charlotte Branch • July 14, 20177
EMC Insurance Companies has promoted Craig Bruder to Branch Manager of the company’s Charlotte location. This position was previously held by Lonnie Schwab, recently promoted to Area Vice President.

EMC Insurance Companies and Subsidiaries, Affiliates Ratings Affirmed by A.M. Best • July 14, 2017
EMC and its subsidiaries, including EMC Reinsurance Company, maintained the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the long-term issuer credit rating of “a” with a stable outlook. EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) maintained its financial strength rating of A- (Excellent).

EMC Cincinnati Branch Named Top Workplace • July 10, 2017
The EMC Insurance Companies Cincinnati Branch has been named a Top Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Based on the results of employee surveys, WorkplaceDynamics recognizes high-scoring companies as Top Workplaces in the publications of its media partners.

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 SimulatorTM 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.

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