Homesteaders Recognized as 2021 Top USA Workplace

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Homesteaders Recognized as 2021 Top USA Workplace

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, has been recognized as a 2021 Top USA Workplace. Homesteaders was selected for this award from 1,100 companies across the country.

“We truly have something special here at Homesteaders,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders Chairman, President and CEO. “Our employees rose to the challenges of 2020 by bringing their best, serving boldly while maintaining their personal humility and caring for each other. I am honored to work in a place where people care about the work we do and care about each other. 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.”

Top Workplaces USA offers national recognition for large organizations, those with more than 150 employees and those that may have operations in multiple markets. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA awards are chosen based solely on feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 culture drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“We are so honored to be named a Top USA Workplace,” said Homesteaders Executive VP-Human Resources Judy Ralston-Hansen. “When the world changed rapidly, our team was as responsive and caring as ever. Even when we are working virtually, everyone on the Homesteaders team is committed to creating a positive and rewarding environment each day.”

Homesteaders employs 170 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 78 in the field. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, the company offers professional development opportunities, a success-sharing program, an incentive award program, remote and flexible work solutions and commitments to employee health and community outreach.

To learn more about Homesteaders and the Top Workplaces USA designation, visit

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.