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Best Places program lists leading insurance industry firms

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To those on the outside, insurance might seem like a starchy and boring business. In reality, the industry's leading companies are attracting talent because they offer interesting, meaningful and flexible work. 

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature presented by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurers and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

The 2016 report features 75 companies of various sizes, from 27 employees to more than 6,000. What they have in common is a commitment to attracting, developing and retaining great talent through a combination of benefits and other programs that their employees value.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company.

The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction. Best Companies Group takes the data and analyzes them according to eight core focus areas: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training, development and resources, pay and benefits, and overall engagement.

The program divides employers into the categories of small, or 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1000 or more employees. The 2016 overall winners, by employer size, are:

Small: SIG (Silberstein Insurance Group)
Medium: Assurance Agency Ltd.
Large: Lockton Cos. L.L.C.

The following report highlights what makes these and other companies in the insurance industry among the best places to work.

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Large employer (1000+ employees)

Medium size employer (250-999 employees)

Small employer (25-249 employees)

Agents/Brokers: SIG (Silberstein Insurance Group)

Insurers/Providers: AF Group

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