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Best Places to Work 2017

  • AF Group

    President: Lisa Corless
    200 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI - 48933

    AF Group is an organization whose collective strength brings workers’ compensation products and services together in one place to create a center of knowledge, talent and capabilities. Through our four brands, we provide exceptional worker's compensation solutions, including: (1) Care Analytics® helps us identify local physicians who understand work-related injuries and who provide superior care to get injured employees back to work. (2) Our brands’ aggressive and comprehensive Keep at Work/Return to Work efforts are a proven way of decreasing an injured worker’s recovery time by allowing them to quickly and safely return to work in accordance with their medical treatment plan. (3) As workers’ compensation specialists, we help policyholders reduce workplace injuries and, in turn, their insurance costs. Our experienced loss control teams have first-hand knowledge in the industries we serve and partner with policyholders to protect employees. (4) Our Medical Center of Excellence team utilizes data analysis and predictive technology to identify ways to aggressively manage rising medical claim costs. (5) Our Risk Management Information System provides customers and agents quick and easy round-the-clock access to their claims information and other account data. Included for those accounts meeting minimum premium thresholds, the Web-based platform provides personalized dashboards and access to current and historical account information to analyze losses, create comprehensive, schedulable loss reports and identify cost drivers. It also provides direct access to the claim adjuster and their notes so that any questions can be answered quickly and efficiently. (6) Our Risk Management Services program is designed for customers seeking alternatives to guaranteed cost workers’ compensation plans, such as retrospective rating and large deductible plans. (7) Our organization is committed to assisting our customers in building and maintaining safe work environments for their employees. Each brand offers a customized, comprehensive online toolbox with a wealth of resources, including marketing materials, safety tools and helpful claims and fraud information.

  • CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.

    President: Michael Kouzelos
    6050 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 500, Cleveland, OH 44131

    CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services helps our clients focus on what matters...their employees, their customers and the ultimate success and growth of their business. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients maximize the return on their investment in their enterprise by enabling them to minimize risk, attract and retain the best talent, and promote employee satisfaction. Whatever the scope of their needs, CBIZ partners with clients to develop a customized solution to address specific challenges and goals. And, instead of fragmented service providers and multiple relationships competing for their time and energy, we offer our clients a wide range of services and solutions to assist with everything from benefits packages and property & casualty insurance to recruiting and payroll. While maintaining a close one-on-one relationship with our clients, we are able to help eliminate inefficiencies associated with the use of multiple vendors.

  • Crum & Forster

    CEO: Marc Adee
    305 Madison, Morristown, NJ 7960

    Crum & Forster is a leading national property and casualty company. Founded in 1822, C&F is one of our country’s oldest insurance companies, and today has 2300 employees in nearly 50 locations conducting business through a network of independent agents, brokers and wholesalers. C&F is rated “A” Excellent by A.M. Best.

  • Lockton Companies

    Executive Chairman: David Lockton
    444 W. 47th St., Suite 900, Kansas City, MO - 64112

    Lockton is a privately held, global professional services firm that specializes in risk management, retirement, and employee benefits. Through this expertise, Lockton's 6500 Associates help clients protect their most valuable assets – their people, property and reputation. Often, this is done through insurance, and Lockton is the world’s largest privately-owned insurance brokerage firm. Below are additional details on each area where Lockton helps make our clients' businesses better: Risk Management: We understand risk. From the largest companies to emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals, Lockton provides clients with peace of mind that their risks are being managed, allowing clients to focus on growing their business. Employee Benefits: Attracting and retaining top talent is key to any organization’s success. Lockton works with clients to structure benefits programs that help achieve their workforce goals and ultimately business objectives. Retirement Services: Financial security helps employees focus on what’s important, personally and professionally. An appropriate wealth management strategy, including retirement planning, drives employee engagement while providing fiduciary protection for employers.

  • NFP

    Chairman and CEO: Douglas Hammond
    340 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10173

    NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched only by our personal commitment to each client’s goals.

  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies

    President & CEO: Robert "Bob" O'Leary
    1 Bala Plaza, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA - 19004

    Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial Property/Casualty and Professional Liability insurance products, incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. By maintaining a disciplined approach to business, we provide greater security for our policyholders and superior value for our shareholder. PHLY operates more than 50 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. The company is rated "A++ " (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company Rated "A+" by Standard & Poor's. PHLY is a member of the Tokio Marine Group, Japan's oldest and leading Property/Casualty insurer, and one of the 10 largest insurance groups in the world.

  • Shelter Insurance Companies

    President and CEO: Rick Means
    1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO - 65218

    When Shelter Insurance® opened in 1946, our mission was simple: to provide affordable auto insurance to Missourians. Since then we've come a long way. More than 70 years later, we offer protection for your home, life, car, farm, business and more in 18 states. We have more than 1,300 licensed agents providing professional advice to our customers, helping them make insurance choices that work for their needs and budgets. Our friendly, professional way of doing business has transformed us into one of the top regional insurance companies in the country.

    As a company that emphasizes integrity and a commitment to continuous improvement, we make customer service one of our top priorities. Our primary goal is to benefit our customers, communities, employees and agents as we find ways to maintain our strong financial position and protect our policyholders for many years to come.

  • West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

    President/Chief Executive Officer: Kevin A. Steiner
    1900 S. 18th Avenue, West Bend, WI - 53095

    West Bend Mutual Insurance Company was founded in 1894 after a fire destroyed an entire city block in downtown West Bend. Over 120 years later, we continue to sell property and casualty insurance to individuals, families and businesses with our headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin. We have over 1200 associates representing the Silver Lining in 11 states. Our independent agency partners market and sell our products throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska and Kansas. Our Home & Highway product protects an individual's home, personal possessions, vehicles, boats, motorcycles and more with only one annual premium. Money saving discounts are available for accident-free drivers, new and updated homes, multi-car families and good students. Individuals and families can also purchase a Personal Umbrella to extend the liability coverage where their Home & Highway policy leaves off. Businesses have multiple insurance products available like Property, Commercial General Liability, Auto, Inland Marine, Contractor Business Owners, Crime, Business Income, and Commercial Umbrella coverage. Our SMART Business policy is a web-based product for independent agents to market and write insurance policies for small to medium size businesses. We also offer Workers' Compensation coverage. Our Argent division, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin provides Workers' Comp coverage specifically for large accounts/large companies. Our NSI division, located in Middleton, Wisconsin focuses on specialty insurance, which are market segments and situations that most other carriers perceive as too difficult or unattractive to insure (such as daycares, private investigators, pest control, senior living centers, special events and YMCAs). We build strong customer relationships to build our business. Excellence, integrity and responsibility are our core values that drive our business each day. We value our associates, agents and policyholders and treat them with honesty, dignity, fairness and respect.