Homesteaders Life Company Named Among Top 15 Workplaces in Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, has been named among the top 15 workplaces in Iowa. This is the fifth consecutive year Homesteaders has been named a Top Iowa Workplace.

“We truly have something special here at Homesteaders,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders President and CEO. “I am honored to work in a place where people care about the work we do and care about each other. Year after year, this award is driven by Homesteaders team members who are invested in the long-term success of our company and our commitment to our policy holders and funeral home partners.”

The Top Iowa Workplace award recognizes companies that exhibit outstanding employee satisfaction and organizational health. Honorees are chosen based on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by The Des Moines Register in conjunction with Energage, LLC. More than 87% of Homesteaders employees participated, reporting high satisfaction in the areas of alignment, communication, appreciation and work/life balance.

“We are thrilled to be named a Top Iowa Workplace for the fifth year in a row,” said Homesteaders Executive VP-Human Resources Judy Ralston-Hansen. “This year, we are also excited to be in the top 15 workplaces for midsize companies. Our success in this area is all thanks to our company leadership and talented employees who are committed to creating a positive and rewarding environment on a daily basis.”

Homesteaders employs 185 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 31 sales staff in the field. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, the company offers professional development opportunities, a success-sharing program, an incentive award program and commitments to employee health and community outreach.

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Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.