Business Insurance MagazineSAN MATEO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has again been recognized as a 2012 “Best Place to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

EPIC is one of only 65 companies nationally to receive this honor. The company was additionally recognized as the top medium U.S. retail broker/agent to work for based on survey feedback from their team members.

“We are honored to again receive this recognition,” said Mary Smith, director of human resources. “At EPIC, we believe an excellent work environment is built on innovation, personal accountability, celebration and a healthy work/life balance. This belief has been a key part of attracting and keeping the industry’s best professionals. It has been a primary driver of EPIC’s consistent growth and success.”

Companies in the Best Places to Work survey were judged on employee engagement and satisfaction, benefit programs, policies, practices and other more general information.

Recognizing the value of a “people-first” culture, EPIC offers its employees a generous paid-time-off package, comprehensive health and welfare plans, a 401(k) match, an employee wellness program, and an annual EPIC Appreciation Day.

Additionally, EPIC encourages its employees to support and participate in the activities of charitable organization such as the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association and many other non-profit and community-service organizations, both local and national.

About EPIC:

EPIC is an innovative California-based retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon).

With more than $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information, please visit .

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