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EMC Named Best Property/Casualty Company in Central Iowa for Seventh Year in a Row

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 22, 2023)–EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) has, for a seventh year in a row, been named Best Property/Casualty Company in Central Iowa by the Des Moines Business Record. This recognition is based on the annual “Best of Des Moines” poll, which tallies individual ballot submissions from Central Iowa business professionals. This year, more than 7,000 Business Record readers voted in the online poll, in more than 60 categories.

EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) was also named Runner-Up for Best Life Insurance Company for a second year in a row.

“It’s a humbling thing to be voted the best Property/Casualty company for seven years straight,” said Scott Jean, EMC President and CEO. “We value the support we receive from the Central Iowa business community and are pleased to be recognized among so many leaders who contribute to this vibrant community. This recognition is a testament to the exceptional work of our team members, as well as the role EMC plays as a corporate partner in bettering the communities we serve.”

Previously, EMC was named Best Property/Casualty Company in 2017-2022 and in 2015, and finished as a runner-up in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011. EMCNL was named Best Life Insurance Company runner-up in 2017, 2021 and 2022.

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has approximately 2,200 employees and is among the top 60 property and casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. 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 commercial property /casualty lines, bonds and life insurance products and services throughout the United States. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit


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