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EMC Launches Freeze Prevention Sensor Program for All Commercial Policyholders • Nov. 13, 2020
Sensor Systems by HSB helps minimize damage and interruption.

EMC President and CEO Scott Jean Signs Two Diversity Action Pledges • Nov. 12, 2020
Pledges show EMC’s public support of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion as a business imperative.

EMC Announces Three Executive Retirements and One Promotion • Nov. 5, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has announced three executives will retire at the end of this year, while another executive has been promoted.

EMC Launches Sensor Program to School Policyholders Across the Country • Oct. 23, 2020
Sensor Systems by HSB helps minimize damage and interruption.

Rivera Joins EMC Re as AVP – Business Intelligence • Oct. 6, 2020
Linda Rivera has joined EMC Reinsurance Company (EMC Re) as Assistant Vice President – Business Intelligence.

EMC's Beth Nigut Named HR Professional of the Year by the Des Moines Business Record • Oct. 1, 2020
Beth Nigut, who serves as Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer for EMC Insurance Companies, has been named the “Davis Brown Human Resources Professional of the Year” by the Des Moines Business Record.

EMC Named Best Property/Casualty Company in Central Iowa • Sept. 25, 2020
Again this year and for the fourth year in a row, EMC Insurance Companies has been named the Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company in Central Iowa by the Business Record in its annual “Best of Des Moines” survey.

EMC Earns Elite Certification for Ease of Business for Independent Agents • Sept. 21, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been awarded DCC Elite™ certification by Deep Customer Connections.

EMC Named a 2020 Top Workplace in Des Moines • Sept. 13, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Des Moines Register for a seventh time.

EMC Named a 2020 Best Place to Work in Bismarck • Sept. 11, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been recognized of as one of this year’s 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine.

EMC Named a Best Place to Work in Rhode Island • Aug. 21, 2020
EMC has been named a 2020 Best Places to Work by Providence Business News.

EMC Insurance Observes National Campaign to Support Worker Health • Aug. 6, 2020
Safe + Sound Week, a countrywide event recognizing the successes of workplace safety programs, is August 10–16, 2020.

EMC Named a 2020 Top Workplace in Wisconsin • July 27, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been named a 2020 Top Workplace in southeastern Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

2020 EMC DAM to DSM Road Race Moves to Virtual Event • July 15, 2020
It was announced yesterday by RipRoar Events that the 2020 EMC DAM to DSM road race will now be a virtual event due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

EMC Receives Two Innovation Awards from National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies • July 1, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies was recognized as the winner of two innovation awards: the Best in Category – Creativity and Best in Category – Conference Alignment awards, by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) during their annual Award in Innovation presentation on July 1, 2020.

EMC Announces Promotions of Leaders • June 30, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies today announced promotions of company officers.

EMC Named a 2020 Top Workplace in Minnesota • June 28, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been named a 2020 Top Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

Lansing Branch Recognized as Corporate Partner of the Year by Capital Area United Way • June 16, 2020
Capital Area United Way in Lansing, Michigan recognized EMC Insurance Companies’ Lansing Branch Office as their 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year.

EMC Announces Additional Pandemic Relief Donations – Gives $525,000 to Support School Food Pantries and Small Business Recovery • June 9, 2020
The EMC Insurance Foundation announced $525,000 in additional pandemic relief funding to assist families and small businesses struggling due to COVID-19.

EMC DAM to DSM Announces Modified Route and Experience for 2020 Event • May 30, 2020
RipRoar Events, the production company behind the EMC DAM to DSM, has announced changes to the 2020 event in response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, most notably to the race course.

EMC Named A Winner of the Colorado 2020 Top Workplaces Award • May 11, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies has been named a 2020 Top Workplace by The Denver Post for the first time. The list is based solely on team member feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, connection.

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, Presented by EMC Insurance Companies, Goes Digital • April 29, 2020
In response to the cancellation of the 2020 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is introducing a new initiative that will celebrate high school theatrical programs and provide online learning opportunities throughout the spring.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives innovationLEADER of the Year Award from innovationIOWA Magazine • April 23, 2020
innovationIOWA Magazine, an extension of the Des Moines Business Record, has recognized EMC Insurance Companies as its 2020 innovationLEADER of the Year.

EMC DAM to DSM 20K to Run on Labor Day Weekend • April 8, 2020
For the first time in 40 years, the EMC DAM to DSM (formerly DAM to DAM) will not be held on Memorial Day weekend, due to COVID-19. The organizers of the event have decided to postpone the event to Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

EMC Elevates Executive Vice Presidents, Introduces New Operating Structure • Jan. 23, 2020
Scott Jean, new President of EMC Insurance Companies and successor to the retiring Bruce Kelley, elevated several leaders to executive vice president and introduced a new operating structure for the company.

EMC Insurance Companies Promotes Healthy Communities, Healthy Employees Through Fight For Air Climb • Jan. 23, 2020
EMC Insurance Companies is working to improve the health of the community and its employees.

EMC Insurance Companies Wins Regional Award of Merit for Innovations in Sustainability • Dec. 17, 2019
A 58,800-square-foot office building owned and operated by EMC Insurance Companies at 219 8th Street in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, won a Regional Award of Merit from the U.S. Green Building Council – West North Central Region Chapter for its innovations in sustainability.

Bruce Kelley to Retire as President and CEO of EMC Insurance Companies, Scott Jean Named as Successor • Dec. 9, 2019
Bruce Kelley has informed the Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMC) Board of Directors that he is retiring from EMC Insurance Companies in March 2020.

EMC Insurance Companies Receives Insurtech Corporate Innovation Award from Plug and Play, World’s Largest Global Innovation Platform • Dec. 5, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies received the Insurtech Corporate Innovation Award from Plug and Play at its Winter Summit in Silicon Valley.

EMC Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Women Lead Change Central Iowa Conference • Nov. 21, 2019
Women Lead Change announced that EMC Insurance Companies will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Women Lead Change Central Iowa Conference scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2020, at the Iowa Events Center.

EMC Overlook Opens, Provides Stunning View of the Des Moines Skyline • Oct. 2, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies today announced the opening of the EMC Overlook at the newly updated MacRae Park just south of downtown Des Moines.

EMC Named Best Property/Casualty Company in Central Iowa • Sept. 27, 2019
For the third year in a row, EMC Insurance Companies was named the Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company in Central Iowa by the Business Record in its annual “Best of Des Moines” survey.

EMCI Transaction Closes • Sept. 19, 2019
Employers Mutual Casualty Company Completes Acquisition of All Remaining Shares of EMC Insurance Group Inc. After Receiving Overwhelming Shareholder Approval.

EMC Named Top Workplace in Iowa • Sept. 16, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies has again been named a Top Workplace in Iowa by The Des Moines Register.

EMC Insurance Companies to Revamp Technology Systems to Accelerate Business Transformation and Growth • Sept. 9, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies announced today that it will revamp its technology systems to transform and elevate how it does business.

EMC Helps Bring Insurance Coursework to Bismarck State College • Sept. 4, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies and Bismarck State College (BSC) formed a partnership with the aim of creating and retaining a skilled insurance workforce to better diversify North Dakota’s economy.

EMC Insurance Invests In, Partners with AI Insurtech Startup Betterview • July 22, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies today announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based AI startup Betterview, investing in their Series A funding round and signing a commercial agreement.

EMC Partners With MākuSafe to Test Wearable Safety Technology • June 27, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is launching a pilot program with MākuSafe, a Des Moines-based insurtech/safety analytics company, aimed at testing how MākuSafe’s patented technology can help companies reduce workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims.

EMC Insurance Companies Financial Strength and Long‐Term Issuer Credit Ratings Reaffirmed by AM Best • June 26, 2019
The financial strength rating of A (Excellent) of Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC), including its five property/casualty subsidiaries (collectively referred to as EMC Insurance Companies or EMC), was affirmed by AM Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization.

EMC Partners with Matterport to Implement 3-D Capture Technology • June 24, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies has partnered with Matterport, the world leader in 3-D capture technology and data, to use 3-D reality capture on commercial properties for loss control and claims management.

EMC Named Top Workplace in Minneapolis • June 17, 2019
The EMC Insurance Companies Minneapolis Branch has been named a Top Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

EMC Named Top Workplace in Cincinnati • June 10, 2019
For the third consecutive year, the EMC Insurance Companies Cincinnati Branch has been named a Top Workplace by The Cincinnati Enquirer.

EMC Named Presenting Sponsor for Social Irrigation • June 3, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Social Irrigation, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s Thursday night summer concert series.

Employers Mutual Casualty Companies Withdraws From Mutual Reinsurance Bureau • May 28, 2019
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Employers Mutual Casualty Companies is voluntarily withdrawing from the Mutual Reinsurance Bureau.

EMC Named Presenting Sponsor for Music Under the Stars • May 24, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is the presenting sponsor for Music Under the Stars, a free summer concert series which takes place at the Iowa State Capitol.

EMC Named Winner of Big “I” Best Practices Award of Excellence • May 14, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the Best Practices Award of Excellence by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) at the 2019 Legislative Conference.

EMC Named Title Sponsor for the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards • May 10, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is the title sponsor for the second consecutive year for the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) program, which celebrates the achievements of students involved in high school musicals across the state.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company to Acquire All Remaining Shares of EMC Insurance Group Inc. for $36 Per Share in Cash • May 9, 2019
Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) and EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) announced that, following an extensive and thorough negotiation process conducted by an independent Special Committee of the EMCI Board of Directors, they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which EMCC, which currently owns approximately 55 percent of EMCI's outstanding shares, will acquire all of the remaining shares of EMCI for $36 per share in cash.

EMC Named Presenting Sponsor for Girls on the Run of Central Iowa 5K • April 24, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is the presenting sponsor for the Girls on the Run of Central Iowa 5K, a biannual event that is the culmination of the interactive lessons and running games girls participate in throughout the Girls on the Run program.

EMC Named Title Sponsor of DAM to DSM • March 12, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies is the title sponsor of DAM to DSM, which replaces Dam to Dam, the popular race that ended with its 39th annual event in 2018.

EMC Valley Forge Office Named Top Workplace • March 7, 2019
The EMC Insurance Companies Valley Forge Office has been named a Top Workplace by daily newspaper The Morning Call.

EMC Sponsors Des Moines Fight For Air Climb • Feb. 22, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies today announced its presenting sponsorship of the 2019 American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb in Des Moines.

EMC Invests in Tech Startup MākuSafe • Feb. 6, 2019
EMC Insurance Companies has invested funds in tech startup MākuSafe, which has developed wearable technology that monitors environmental exposures to identify risks in industrial workplaces.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company Clarifies Its Non-Binding Proposal to Acquire All Shares of EMC Insurance Group Inc. • Feb. 1, 2019
Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC), in response to inquiries and industry reports, seeks to clarify its non-binding indicative proposal dated Nov. 15, 2018, (the “Proposal”) to EMC Insurance Group Inc.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company Proposes to Acquire All Shares Of EMC Insurance Group Inc. Common Stock It Does Not Own for $30 per Share in Cash • Nov. 16, 2018
Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) announced today that it has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of EMC Insurance Group Inc.

EMC Insurance Companies Enters into an Agreement with Safeco Insurance for Transition of Personal Lines Policies • Oct. 29, 2018
EMC announced today they have entered into an agreement with Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, to provide EMC-licensed agents an opportunity to transition their EMC personal lines policies to Safeco beginning in the first quarter of 2019.

EMC Charlotte Branch Named Top Workplace • Oct. 8, 2018
The EMC Insurance Companies Charlotte Branch has been named a Top Workplace by The Charlotte Observer.

EMC Named a Top Workplace in Iowa • Sept. 17, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies has been named a Top Workplace in Iowa by The Des Moines Register.

EMC Named a Best Place to Work in North Dakota • Sept. 6, 2018
The EMC Insurance Companies Bismarck Branch has been named one of the 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine, a leading business publication for professionals in the Northern Great Plains area.

EMC Joins the Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance • Aug. 31, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies has joined the first enterprise–level blockchain consortium for the risk management and insurance industry.

219 Eighth Street Building Earns LEED Gold Certification • Aug. 29, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its four–story office building at 219 Eighth Street in Des Moines.

EMC Insurance Companies Named a Five-Star Carrier • July 31, 2018
EMC was named a five-star insurance carrier in a report issued by Insurance Business America, a leading business magazine for commercial insurance brokers and agents.

EMC Teams Up With CGI • July 12, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies today announced a strategic partnership with information technology and business consulting services firm CGI.

EMC Named a Best Place to Work in Rhode Island • July 6, 2018
The EMC Insurance Companies Providence Branch has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by Providence Business News.

Financial Strength Ratings Affirmed by A.M. Best for EMCC, Subsidiaries and Affiliate; Credit Rating Upgraded • June 28, 2018
The financial strength rating of A (Excellent) of Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC), including its five property/casualty subsidiaries (collectively referred to as EMC Insurance Companies or EMC), was affirmed by A.M. Best, the insurance industry credit rating organization.

EMC Forms Partnership With Insurtech Startup RiskPossible • June 18, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies announces a strategic partnership with insurtech startup RiskPossible. Based in Miami, Fla., the innovative company developed a digital platform that allows insurance carriers to monitor clients’ evolving operations and adjust their actions accordingly.

EMC Cincinnati Branch Named Top Workplace • June 11, 2018
The EMC Insurance Companies Cincinnati Branch has been named a Top Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

EMC Milwaukee Branch Named Top Workplace • May 10, 2018
The EMC Insurance Companies Milwaukee Branch has been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

EMC Named Winner of Big “I” Best Practices Award of Excellence • May 2, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies was presented with the Best Practices Award of Excellence by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) at the 2018 Legislative Conference.

EMC National Life Company Announces Leadership Changes • Feb. 19, 2018
Effective Feb. 9, 2018, Mick Lovell was named Chief Executive Officer of EMCNL and Eric Faust was named President and Chief Operating Officer of EMCNL.

EMC Forms Partnership With DAIS Technology, Inc. • Feb. 2, 2018
Following their initial investment in late 2016, Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) and EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) announced a strategic partnership with startup DAIS Technology, Inc.

Joint Announcement From EMC Insurance Companies and Blackbird Investments Regarding Des Moines Real Estate • Jan. 10, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies has entered into a real estate exchange agreement to acquire the property at 701 Walnut Street from Blackbird Investments.

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