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EMC Awarded 2022 Elite Certification by Deep Customer Connections

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 14, 2021)—EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) has earned 2022 DCC Elite™ certification from Deep Customer Connections. The honor was awarded to only five property and casualty insurance carriers and represents exceptional performance in, and commitment to, ease of business experienced by independent agents. 

"EMC is committed to uncovering new and innovative ways to improve service for our independent agents,” said Scott Jean, EMC President and CEO. “Our relationship with our independent agent force is greatly important to us, so it’s rewarding to be recognized for our ease of business and agent experience efforts.”

DCC Elite™ certification requires two levels of qualification. First, Deep Customer Connections verifies that each carrier demonstrates mastery in ease of business using standardized metrics and competitive benchmarks derived from the carrier’s agent network. Second, carriers must pledge to implement specific strategies to further improve their performance in ease of business factors.

In 2020, the pandemic created new and significant challenges for property and casualty carriers. According to agents, most carriers fell short of their previous service levels in at least seven different ease of business factors, including underwriting responsiveness, ability to write business without rework and fairness of claims.

“Even without the impact of a world-wide pandemic, a carrier’s ease of business experience constantly shifts along with customer expectations, carrier staffing, competitors’ programs and other variables,” explains Jason Bogart, CEO of Deep Customer Connections. “DCC Elite™ carriers have proven their dedication to ongoing innovation when it comes to serving their agents.”

About Deep Customer Connections

Deep Customer Connections is focused on helping property/casualty insurance executives leverage ease of business as a strategic differentiator. Year after year, 98% of independent agents report that ease of business is critical to their decision of where they place business. Widely known for measuring agents’ perceptions of how easy it is to do business with specific carriers, Deep Customer Connections uses its DCC Index® to benchmark clients’ competitive positions across 11 Performance Factors that matter most to agents. For more information about the DCC Elite™, visit

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,400 employees. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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