For Immediate Release
January 19, 2016
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
MONTPELIER, Vermont (January 19, 2016)—Vermont Mutual Insurance Group®, long recognized as a top 50 Property and Casualty insurer by the prestigious Ward Group, was recently recognized as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Every year Vermont Business Magazine surveys companies to identify the best places to work in the state. They review company policies, systems, practices and demographics. Included in the assessment are anonymous survey responses from employees, which account for 75% of the total evaluation. Notably, Vermont Mutual had an impressive 88% survey participation, more than twice the required response rate for the survey.
The awards program, which began ten years ago, is presented in partnership with the Vermont State Council, Society for Human Resource Management, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, and Best Companies Group.
Upon announcing Vermont Mutual as one of the recipients, John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine, stated “It is great to see Vermont Mutual Insurance Group make the list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont 2016. This distinction is not easy to come by and says a lot about the companies who make the list. VBM is proud to include Vermont Mutual to this list and Vermont is very fortunate to have such a great company located here.”
“Being recognized as a Best Places to Work recipient is an honor we enthusiastically share with our employees” stated Dan Bridge, Vermont Mutual’s President and CEO. “The distinction speaks to the healthy and supportive work environment all of our employees endeavor to create...an environment that is reflected in the industry-best results Vermont Mutual has earned year after year.”
“Vermont Mutual has been a proud employer in Vermont for over 185 years and we remain grateful to our 250 employees, some of whom have been with the company for decades, for their dedication to Vermont Mutual, our agent-partners and our customers” said Vice President of Human Resources, Sue Chicoine. “And we’re very pleased to know that our employees think so highly of Vermont Mutual as a place to work.”
The Best Places to Work in Vermont 2016 Ceremony, along with the announcement of the final rankings, will be held March 31, 2016 at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.
To learn more about Vermont Mutual, both as an insurer and as a place to work, please visit: vermontmutual.com.
Chartered in 1828, the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® (www.vermontmutual.com) is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States. They have operated continuously since that time in Montpelier, VT. Along with the wholly owned subsidiary, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and the affiliated Granite Mutual Insurance Company, Vermont Mutual Insurance Group provides coverage throughout the Northeast. With more than 800 independent agency office locations, the Group insures over 285,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $380,000,000. Rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty for the past seven consecutive years.