ARAG® Takes Home First Place 'Best Places to Work' Honor


Des Moines, Iowa, November 11, 2011 – ARAG, a global provider of legal solutions, has been ranked top in their category of 2011 Best Places to Work in Insurance. Based on employee feedback, the designation is given annually by Business Insurance magazine. The company has been a finalist for the honor the past three consecutive years placing 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010. This is ARAG’s first number-one ranking.

“This award is a great testament to ARAG’s drive to provide the best workplace possible for our valued team members,” said David Murray, ARAG President and CEO. “While we love to win awards, the Best Places to Work honor is of particular value to us because it is based on how our employees truly feel about working at ARAG.”

Susan Springer, Director of Workplace Assessments, Best Companies Group added “Simply put, ARAG offers rich and unique employee benefits and workplace programs to include a high percentage of the healthcare premium paid, a valuable 401k savings employer match, opportunity for bonuses and incentives, community outreach, wellness and work/life balance programs – all of which indicate a strong focus on its employees’ happiness and well-being. In addition, ARAG’s stunning 96% employee survey response rate (compared to an average response rate of 65%) indicates their employees appreciate and value all of these things in ARAG’s culture.”

Selection for the Best Places to Work in Insurance list is based on an in-depth assessment of workplace benefits, policies and practices and an evaluation of employee engagement and satisfaction. The program is open to all publicly or privately held property and casualty insurers, group life and health insurers, agents and brokers, reinsurers and third-party administrators with at least 25 employees working in the United States and serving the commercial market.

About ARAG

ARAG (, whose North American operations are based in Des Moines, IA, is a global provider of legal solutions. The company has an international premium base of nearly $2 billion and it protects 15.5 million individuals and their families – worldwide. ARAG empowers individuals to protect their families, finances and future by providing outstanding service and meaningful relief for everyday legal issues.

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