Homesteaders Life Company Named Top Workplace

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Homesteaders Life Company Named Top Workplace

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

“During these unprecedented times, I’m proud to say that Homesteaders is still a great place to work,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders Chairman, President and CEO. “Our employees did an incredible job of transitioning to a mix of working from home and social distancing in our home office. They worked hard and exhibited great flexibility and commitment to keep the company running for the benefit of our policy owners and 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 91% of Homesteaders employees participated, reporting high satisfaction in the areas of leadership, integrity, appreciation and work/life balance.

“We are thrilled to be named a Top Iowa Workplace for the sixth year in a row,” said Homesteaders Executive VP-Human Resources Judy Ralston-Hansen. “Our employees work hard to foster a feeling of community, even when we’re working virtually. The world changed rapidly, but our team was as responsive and caring as ever.”

Homesteaders employs 185 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 30 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. Visit to learn more.