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EMC Awarded 2023 Elite Certification by Deep Customer Connections

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2022)—EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) has earned 2023 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. 

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.

“It’s rewarding to be recognized for the ease of business we offer agents,” said Scott Jean, EMC President and CEO. “Having quality relationships with independent agents is vital to us at EMC, and we’re committed to growing even more in that area by being willing to hear feedback from our agents and implement improvements that respond to their needs.”

Over the past year, agency consolidations intensified agents’ expectations for fast, reliable service. As agencies merge or join large networks, they receive access to more data proving that carrier inefficiencies in closing business suppresses their own efficiency and profitability, according to Jason Bogart, CEO of Deep Customer Connections. Agents give their best business to carriers who help them improve their efficiency and profitability by closing business quickly and accurately.

“The DCC Elite program recognizes carriers who step up in a profound way to support their distribution network,” Bogart said. “Many carriers claim to make it easy for their agents to write business, but few actively invite anonymous feedback from each of their agents to make sure that they deliver on their promise. DCC Elite carriers have proven their dedication to ongoing innovation and improving ease of business 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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