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At Atlanta-based RSUI Group Inc., there's a recognition that employees who feel connected to the company provide superior performance, and the company strives to make that connection.

“I really believe that our employees feel connected to our business and what we do,” said Sheree Knowles, vp human resources at RSUI, the top-ranking medium-size property/casualty insurer in this year's Business Insurance Best Places to Work in Insurance. “I believe that when you feel your role is important and fits into the big picture, you're happier.”

“Our company treats our employees well,” Ms. Knowles said. RSUI offers a benefits package that's “second to none,” she said. “We pay well. We go out of our way to show our appreciation on a regular basis.”

RSUI underwrites specialty insurance and provides a wide range of products, including property/casualty, professional liability, and directors and officers liability, insuring thousands of companies ranging from nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies.

RSUI conducts that insurance business through approximately 151 independent wholesale insurance brokers nationwide and 31 managing general agents.

The company has sought to base its culture on entrepreneurial spirit and employee relations, and provides superior technology and in-house and outside education programs to help employees best serve RSUI clients.

Acknowledging that an employee survey represented 75% of Best Places to Work in Insurance companies' scores, Ms. Knowles said, “As a company we are grateful to the employees for recognizing us in this fashion.”


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FCCI INSURANCE GROUP
SARASOTA, FLA.
EMPLOYEES: 674

FCCI uses a regional focus to provide property/casualty coverage for the commercial business owner. The company sells its products through a network of independent agents. FCCI offers a variety of policies for agriculture, automotive, crime, general liability, inland marine, property, umbrella and workers compensation.

What makes the company a great place to work? “At FCCI, we support values important to our employees, have an unwavering commitment to the communities we live in, and strict adherence to the highest ethical values and integrity in our business dealings.”


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BERKLEY MID-ATLANTIC GROUP L.L.C.
GLEN ALLEN, VA.
EMPLOYEES: 259

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group L.L.C. is a commercial property/casualty insurer protecting a wide range of businesses and market segments. Policies are issued exclusively through independent agents, who serve the company's policyholders throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Berkley Mid-Atlantic is part of the W.R. Berkley Corp.

What makes the company a great place to work? “Employees of BMAG share in setting the direction of the organization. All employees from hire on to retirement are entrusted to make decisions that are aligned with our core values of trust, integrity, agility and excellence. Relying on these shared values allows our employees to fulfill our commitments to one another, our customers, our shareholders and our communities. Employees are a part of an open and honest culture that values their contributions. We offer our employees a multitude of personal and professional development opportunities.”


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PENN NATIONAL INSURANCE
HARRISBURG, PA.
EMPLOYEES: 806

Penn National sells personal auto and homeowners insurance and business insurance through independent insurance agencies, doing business in nine states.

What makes the company a great place to work? “As a mutual company, we value long-term stability and, as a result, have been a provider of long-term careers for an unusually long-tenured workforce. Our family atmosphere, commitment to a rewarding compensation and benefits program, and to funding employees' educational development has inspired loyalty and high performance.”


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ACCIDENT FUND INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA
LANSING, MICH.
EMPLOYEES: 675

Accident Fund provides workers compensation insurance coverage for businesses of all sizes. As “The WorkSafe People,” the company partners with its customers and agents to keep customers' workers safe and their costs down. Accident Fund provides customers access to loss-control services and online safety materials, and its WorkSafe consultants advise and assist them in creating a safe work environment.

What makes the company a great place to work? “Employees have said that Accident Fund is a highly organized company that is committed to achieving its goals and clearly articulates those goals to everyone. The company truly cares about its employees, and they continue to offer a rich benefit package and numerous wellness programs despite the current business climate. Accident Fund also recognizes the need to change to continue to thrive, which provides career growth opportunities for our employees.”


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UNITED HEARTLAND
MILWAUKEE
EMPLOYEES: 256

United Heartland applies managed care techniques to the workers compensation markets in which it does business, partnering with companies dedicated to providing their employees a safe workplace.

What makes the company a great place to work? “Our employees take pride in being part of an industry leader organization grounded in an entrepreneurial philosophy and invested in their personal journey. This is reaffirmed not only internally but externally, through daily interactions with our customers. Most importantly, each teammate shares in our success today and understands how what they do each day has an impact on our future.”


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ALLIANZ GLOBAL CORPORATE & SPECIALTY AMERICAS
CHICAGO
EMPLOYEES: 953

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, part of the global Allianz Group, provides risk solutions for property, casualty, aviation, energy and marine risks as well as international insurance programs.

What makes the company a great place to work? “Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Americas is a diverse, globally recognized company providing a multitude of opportunities for its employees. Our company values our clients, brokers and employees and believes in having fun. We have been ranked in the top group as it pertains to providing the best overall compensation and benefits to our employees as well.”