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Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

Des Moines, IA September 30, 2020 – Continental Western Group today announced it has 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.

Continental Western Group® (CWG) is a regional provider of commercial lines insurance guided by the principals that we are a company of people. People with knowledge, devotion, desire and determination.

“The CWG team is so proud to be named to the 2020 Top Insurance Workplaces list. This award means even more knowing that it is based on survey results from our associates. The culture at Continental Western Group is built on the philosophy of Find Greater. Greater for our agents, our insured customers, and each other. By empowering our associates to do what is right, they have created an environment that values accountability and thrives on personal and professional development.” – Di Taylor, SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer

The culture of CWG is one of inclusion and thoughtful recognition that by creating an environment that allows our associates to use their expertise to grow both personally and professionally we all see greater outcomes. As such, CWG has adopted a brand philosophy of “Find Greater”. We accomplish this by creating an environment where our associates are not only enabled to, but also given the charge to challenge the status quo to ensure we do what is right for our customers and our associates.

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 100 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 October issue of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.

Continental Western Group (CWG) is a provider of middle-market and specialty commercial property and casualty insurance products in the Middle United States, with 13 core states. Formed out of the combining of Continental Western Insurance Company, Tri-State Insurance Company of Minnesota and Union Insurance Company, CWG has deep roots in the regions and communities we serve. CWG is headquartered in Des Moines, IA, with offices in Luverne, MN and Lincoln, NE. CWG is an operating unit of Berkley Insurance Company, a wholly owned insurance company subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation.


Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Mono Line Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.berkley.com. One or more insurance products and services are provided by W. R. Berkley Corporation’s subsidiaries and “operating units”. Operating units are not typically legal entities, but for marketing purposes may sometimes be referred to individually as “a Berkley company” or collectively as “Berkley companies”.

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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.

Continental Western Group Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance was last modified: October 2nd, 2020 by CWG