MAMIC Congratulates Grinnell Mutual on being named to Forbes best employer list

Grinnell Mutual has been ranked the fifth best Iowa employer in Forbes’ inaugural “America’s Best Employers by State 2019” list. The list was released June 5 on forbes.com.

According to Forbes, the company worked with Statista to select America’s Best-in-State Employers with an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered in a series of anonymous online panels. Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

“Grinnell Mutual and its employees are honored to be recognized as one of Iowa’s best employers,” said President and CEO Jeff Menary. “This recognition is not only given by our employees, it has been earned by them. They are the source of our corporate successes and of our fantastic culture. And they’re why we’ve also been recognized as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for eight years in row.

“Besides their dedication to our customers and their communities, our employees care about Grinnell Mutual and their coworkers. It’s an honor to work with this great team.”

About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual, in business since 1909, is the 111th-largest property casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America. Its products are available in 19 states.

Grinnell Mutual was the only property-casualty insurer on the list of 31 best-in-Iowa companies.

Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company Announces Scholarship Winners

Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company of Center, Missouri proudly announces two scholarship winners for the Class of 2019.  Ashley Fohey and Lexie Gordanier, both graduates of Palmyra High School, were recently honored by Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company.  Congratulations Ashley and Lexie!  Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and Ralls County Mutual wish you both the best as you pursue your college dreams.

NAMIC Calls on Senate to Act on NFIP Extension

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today commended House leaders for passing legislation to extend the authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program and called on the Senate to act swiftly to ensure that the NFIP will not be allowed to lapse.

“During an era of heightened division in Washington, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and ranking member Patrick McHenry should be commended for working on a bipartisan basis to craft legislation that would avoid a lapse of the NFIP,” said Jimi Grande, senior vice president of government affairs for NAMIC. “While passage of this legislation, the 11th short-term extension in under two years, is not the ideal solution, a lapse in the program would be disruptive for the millions of Americans who are still recovering from recent flooding.”

The extension passed by the House would maintain the program through Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year. NAMIC is among a coalition that sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging lawmakers to avoid allowing the NFIP to lapse, which they noted would be “devastating to the policyholders across the nation who are already impacted by a series of short-term extensions and are unsure if they will be able to obtain coverage or – significantly – buy or sell properties of all kinds.”

“Preventing a lapse is undeniably important, but it’s also vital that Congress fixes the problems that have left the NFIP billions of dollars in debt to the Treasury while giving policyholders needed long-term certainty,” Grande said. “Chairwoman Waters and ranking member McHenry are putting Americans ahead of politics through their ongoing efforts to craft NFIP reform legislation that will overcome partisan politics and help bring more fiscal stability to the program.”

The short-term measure still must pass the Senate, and Grande urged lawmakers there not to wait.

“Hurricane season begins June 1, one day after the NFIP is now set to expire,” he said. “And as we have seen recently, catastrophic flooding is not limited to coastal areas but can happen anywhere, at any time. The Senate must act to make sure that those who could become victims this year can protect themselves.”

Article Posted: 05.14.19
Last Updated: 05.14.19