Homesteaders Recognized as Top Iowa Workplace

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Homesteaders Recognized as 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 seventh consecutive year.

“I’m proud that Homesteaders has once again been recognized as a Top Iowa Workplace,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders President, CEO and Board Chair. “Our team’s dedication and our strong company culture influence everything we do, helping us provide exceptional service and innovative solutions for our policy owners and partners. The ability to again be selected as a 2021 Top Iowa Workplace, even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, exemplifies the excellence and commitment we have in our team.”

The Top Iowa Workplace award recognizes companies that demonstrate strong employee satisfaction and overall organizational health. Recipients are chosen based on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by The Des Moines Register in conjunction with Energage, LLC.

“Our recognition as a Top Iowa Workplace is truly a reflection of how our employees bring their best every day,” said Judy Ralston-Hansen, Homesteaders Executive Vice President-Human Resources. “We know the work we do here makes a difference and have cultivated a caring and flexible workplace to help support it.”

Homesteaders employs 171 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 35 sales staff in the field. 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 is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.