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EMC Receives Two Innovation Awards from National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

DES MOINES, Iowa (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.

“We are so grateful to NAMIC for recognizing the great strides we’ve made in our innovative journey over the past few years,” said EMC President and CEO Scott Jean. “In addition to our extensive involvement in the insurtech space, we have been particularly focused on engaging all of our team members in fostering a culture of innovation. These efforts have helped move our organization forward, and we are eager to capitalize on our innovative momentum through the remainder of 2020 and beyond.”

These national awards were created by NAMIC in 2014 to recognize mutual insurers that exemplify the vision and entrepreneurialism it takes to stay relevant in changing times.

“EMC clearly believes innovation is re-shaping our industry and that it is critical we respond to, research, embrace and implement innovative technologies, processes and ways of thinking to move our industry forward,” said Chuck Chamness, NAMIC president and CEO. “Innovation ensures that the industry stays competitive and provides the high level of service policyholders have come to rely on. I am grateful for the ingenuity and commitment EMC has contributed to the insurance industry.”

Founded in 1895, NAMIC is the largest property/casualty trade association in the country, and serves its 1,400 member companies in the areas of advocacy and education.

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,400 employees. 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 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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