EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 50 insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,300 employees. The company was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, EMC provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMC distributes products solely through the independent agency system and operates under the philosophy that its partnership with independent agents brings a superior level of personalized service to the insurance process. To show its support of independent agents, EMC is part of the Trusted Choice® brand initiative. EMC serves its agents and policyholders through local branch and service offices strategically located throughout the country, enabling exemplary local service in underwriting, claims, marketing and risk improvement.
In early 2017, EMC Insurance Companies added a four-story office building to its Des Moines corporate headquarters campus, which earned the company the Economic Impact Award from Des Moines Business Record and Greater Des Moines Partnership for their continuous commitment to the economic growth and success of the community.
EMC is committed to the health and well-being of its team members, which was demonstrated in 2017 with the addition of a new wellness center at the company's corporate headquarters in downtown Des Moines. The facility includes space for team members to receive one-on-one health coaching and consultation.
EMC contributes to many community organizations and programs, including those that directly support its school policyholders. Each month, EMC's Read With Me program donates $1,000 to an Iowa school for use in its media center, and the winning school is featured on KCCI-TV.
EMC encourages professional development through continuing education and training programs for team members. EMC also supports team members in their pursuit of insurance designations, such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). EMC has one of the highest percentages of team members who've earned the CPCU designation compared to other insurance organizations in the country.