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Shelter Insurance® Named in Business Insurance and Best Companies Group's Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance


COLUMBIA, MO – November 1, 2018 –Shelter Insurance® today announced it has once again been namedin the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. Shelter was also named on the publication's 2017 Best Places to Work in Insurance feature.

The Shelter Insurance® group of companies is a leader in the insurance industry, providing customers with exceptional insurance and financial products and services. Since opening in 1946, they have become one of the most successful and financially-sound regional insurance groups in the country. They provide a variety of insurance options for customers including auto, home, life and business insurance.

"It was an honor to be recognized for this award last year, but it is extremely satisfying to be recognized again this year. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees to make Shelter an employer of choice," said Vice President of SBMI Paul LaRose. "We will continue to challenge ourselves to strive to be the best company that we can for our employees and our customers."

Companies named to the list completed a two-part assessment—an Employer Benefits & Policies questionnaire and a separate, anonymous Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey. The data from the surveys is analyzed to determine which companies will make the list.

Shelter Insurance® and its subsidiaries have more than 3,000 employees and agents providing insurance products services in 19 states. 

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-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.


The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year’s report features 75 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled as a sponsored content supplement in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.


The Shelter Insurance Companies offer auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 19 states via a network of local insurance agents. Shelter is rated an FSR of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. For more information, contact Jay MacLellan, Director of Public Relations at 573-214-4393.


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Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.


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