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Additional Seats Available for Homesteaders’ Strategic Business Management Class in Florida

March 22, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company is pleased to offer additional seats for its 4th annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management class, offered in conjunction with Drake University. The class will take place May 1-4, 2018, at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

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Homesteaders Forms Strategic Relationship with Local Technology Startup

March 19, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, IA – Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed insurance funding, has announced a new strategic relationship with Benekiva, LLC, a West Des Moines, IA-based software company focused on providing seamless technology solutions for financial services. Together, the two companies will work to offer a more efficient and effective claims process for Homesteaders’ customers.

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Homesteaders Recognizes Top Producers At 2018 Leaders Conference

March 12, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, held its annual Leaders Conference March 5-9 at the Secrets Resort & Spa in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. The event is held to recognize and reward preneed sales achievement by the company’s top producing agents and marketing organizations from the prior year.

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Shaffer Appointed Homesteaders President and CEO

February 26, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, IA – The Homesteaders Life Company Board of Directors has appointed Steve Shaffer as the company’s 10th President and CEO in a vote that marked the final step of the company's strategically planned leadership transition.

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Homesteaders Policy Owners Elect Three New Members to Board of Directors

February 20, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Chairman Stephen R. Lang announced today the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. Elected by policy owners during their annual meeting held at company headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, they are:

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Homesteaders Introduces Burnout Prevention Program for Funeral Professionals

February 12, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa – Homesteaders Life Company, in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, author and founder of Mount Hope Grief Services, is proud to present Finding Resilience. The new program is designed specifically for funeral and allied professionals to help prevent burnout and support a reduction in career fatigue.

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Homesteaders Recognizes Account Executives for Outstanding Achievement

January 31, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, held its national sales meeting and recognition banquet last week in Dallas, Texas. During the event, the company recognized account executives for providing exceptional service and delivering results for their funeral home customers.

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Homesteaders To Host 2018 Certificate in Strategic Business Management Class In Florida

January 23, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, has once again partnered with Drake University to offer the 4th annual Certificate in Strategic Business Management course for funeral professionals. The class will take place at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla, May 1-4, 2018. This new location is within convenient driving distance of Orlando, Fla.

The four-day course is designed to help funeral home owners, managers and candidates for succession adopt the most innovative business practices. Topics that will be covered include strategy and business processes, financial and legal strategies, marketing for the future and succession planning and funeral home valuation. Attendees will gain experience from case studies and interactive, application-oriented learning exercises. Read More

Tracy Whitaker Named Homesteaders VP – Legal/Compliance & Assistant General Counsel

January 03, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company
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West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Executive VP – General Counsel Marla Lacey announced that Tracy Whitaker was promoted to VP – Legal/Compliance and Assistant General Counsel effective January 1, 2018. Whitaker joined Homesteaders in 1999 as a part-time law clerk while she attended Drake University Law School. She became full-time in 2000 as Legal Counsel and served as Director, Compliance & Government Relations beginning in 2012.

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