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Homesteaders Named Top Workplace

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in prearranged funeral funding, has been named a Top Iowa Workplace for 2017, the company announced in a press release.

The annual award is given to companies that exhibit outstanding employee satisfaction and organizational health. This is the third consecutive year Homesteaders has received the honor, according to the release.

“I am proud of everything we have accomplished together in the last year – all while maintaining a strong brand, exceptional service standards and continued financial strength,” observed Homesteaders Chairman,President and CEO Steve Lang. “Our robust company culture reflects values shared by our funeral home customers, who also serve with honesty, integrity and respect for others.”

This year’s honorees were chosen based on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by The Des Moines Register in conjunction with WorkplaceDynamics. More than 90 percent of Homesteaders employees participated, reporting high satisfaction in areas of compensation, benefits, management and work/life balance, according to the release.

“Homesteaders is once again proud to be named a Top Workplace,” said Homesteaders Executive VP-Human Resources Judy Ralston-Hansen. “This recognition is especially important as it’s determined by our own employees’ ratings and input on our company, our management team and our culture.”

Homesteaders retains 150 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 30 sales staff in the field. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, the company offers professional development opportunities, a success-sharing program and commitments to employee health and community outreach.

Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. Visit to learn more.

Posted 10/10/2017

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