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Homesteaders Life

Homesteaders Life Company, an Iowa-based 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. We market our products through a network of independent funeral homes and agents throughout the United States. Since 1906, we have been proud to work alongside funeral professionals to help families experience the value of funeral service and the benefits of planning ahead.

In 1905, 22 people gathered at the home of John E. Paul in Des Moines, Iowa to discuss the formation of a new fraternal society – the first policy of “The Homesteaders” was written in 1906. We can proudly say that in 118 years, we have never failed to pay a claim.

Homesteaders has grown significantly over the last few years as we continue to invest in key initiatives designed to help achieve our long-term goal of helping funeral homes reach more families than ever before.
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As a national leader in advance funeral funding, Homesteaders’ vision is to enable prearrangement and funding for 2,000,000 additional people by 2030.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

At Homesteaders, we pride ourselves on promoting a positive work/life balance. Our employees work a 35-hour work week, and our West Des Moines office features a company subsidized cafeteria, fitness center and a scenic walking path. Our non-essential home office employees enjoy flexibility to work from home on a part-time basis for better work/life integration.

We encourage community involvement though a matching charitable gift program and volunteer time off for all employees. Homesteaders active peer recognition programs and leadership training opportunities promote employee growth and development. In 2020, Homesteaders established a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force as part of our commitment to ensuring we have a positive work environment that not only helps us achieve company success, but one where everyone feels welcome, engaged and safe. The task force is focusing its current efforts around education and community engagement.

In addition to generous paid vacation and sick leave, our comprehensive benefit program includes affordable medical and dental coverage, a company-matched 401k plan, flex spending accounts, company paid life and LTD coverage, paid parental leave and voluntary short-term disability insurance. Homesteaders offers an All-Employee Incentive Award program and a Success Share program which has averaged an additional contribution of more than 4% for the past five years.
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West Des Moines, IA


271 US Employees


Life Insurance, Annuities, & Retirement Investments

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What employees are saying

I love a lot about my job. I love my co-workers, the management, the work, and the flexibility. Covid-19 has made a job that I already loved even more enjoyable. Management was truly concerned about our health, and provided the flexibility to work from home, which created a better work/life balance, and many meaningful opportunities to be more present in our loved ones lives. Not to mention, the personal expenses that were saved from not having to commute on a daily basis. I can't imagine a better company to have worked for before or after the pandemic. I hope that the WFH flexibility will be allowed to continue even after everything gets back to normal.

I feel like I am helping FH owners make good decisions that assists family’s

We move so fast that I have worked on so many different projects in the short time that I've been with the company. That we have 35 hour work weeks. That I know if I get stuck on something there's always someone who can help.

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