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EMC Named Best Property/Casualty Company in Central Iowa for Fifth Year in a Row and Best Life Insurance Company Runner-Up

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 24, 2021)—Again this year, and for the fifth year in a row, EMC Insurance Companies has been named the Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company in Central Iowa by the Des Moines Business Record in its annual “Best of Des Moines” survey. In addition, EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) was voted Best Life Insurance Company runner-up.

Business Record readers vote in an online, open-ended survey with more than 70 categories to determine the best businesses, people and organizations in Des Moines.

"EMC is once again honored and humbled by this recognition," said Scott Jean, EMC President and CEO. "These awards recognize the dedication, energy and passion our EMC and EMCNL team members put into serving our insureds, agents and communities."

Previously, EMC was named Best Property/Casualty Company in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2015, and finished as a runner-up in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011. EMCNL was named Best Life Insurance Company runner-up in 2017.

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies has more than 2,400 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 property and casualty and life 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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