Homesteaders Recognized as 2023 Top Iowa Workplace

West Des Moines, Iowa – Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, has been named a Top Iowa Workplace for the ninth consecutive year.

“We are truly honored to have been recognized as a Top Iowa Workplace for nearly a decade,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders President, CEO and Board Chair. “The fact that it’s an award based solely on employee feedback is even more humbling, demonstrating our commitment to cultivating a positive company culture. We’re especially proud of our team’s dedication to helping us serve as the national leader in preneed funding for thousands of funeral professional customers and the families they serve.”

2023-top-iowa-workplace-award-logoThe Top Iowa Workplace award recognizes companies that demonstrate strong employee engagement, satisfaction and overall organizational health. Recipients are selected based on the results of an anonymous third-party employee feedback survey conducted by The Des Moines Register in conjunction with Energage, LLC. In addition to its Top Iowa Workplace designation, Homesteaders has also been consistently recognized nationally as a Top USA Workplace.

“Our employees are the heart of our company and are truly living out our mission every day,” said Tonja Clark, Homesteaders Vice President-Human Resources. “We aspire to remain an environment that shows we care about our employees and demonstrates our core values firsthand. We believe in always doing the right thing, not only for our customers, but our employees as well.”

Homesteaders employs nearly 300 employees working in their home office in West Des Moines and remotely. In addition to its people-first culture, the company offers competitive compensation and benefits, professional development opportunities, a success-sharing program, an incentive award program and commitments to employee health, inclusion and community outreach.

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Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy owners, is a national leader in providing products and services to help people design a better farewell.