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Utica National Companies Named Top Insurance Workplace for the Fourth Straight Year Company Again Recognized by Insurance Business America

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y., August 13, 2021 – Utica Mutual Insurance Company, as the principal member company of the Utica National Insurance Group, has been named a Top Insurance Workplace by Insurance Business America magazine for the fourth straight year. From the hundreds of organizations that participated nationwide, only 55 hit the high standard needed to secure a spot on the list, including Utica Mutual, the 107-year-old property/casualty company headquartered in Central New York.

Utica, which employs more than 1,300 people countrywide, was 1 of just 9 companies to place in the "large employer" category. An anonymous group of Utica's employees completed a form evaluating their workplace on several metrics, including benefits, compensation, culture, employee development, and more

“Showing our agents, policyholders, vendors and the communities where we live and work how we’re at our best when we’re needed most is something that our team members take to heart every day,” said Richard Creedon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Group's member companies. "It's that positive attitude that helps to create a great working environment that makes it rewarding to come to work.”

“COVID-19 presented many challenges to so many people – our company included – so to be recognized again by Insurance Business America means that our amazing team accepted the challenge and kept us moving forward – while working remotely,” added Kristen Martin, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We sincerely appreciate this honor and will remain focused on being at our best.”

The organization has offices in the following cities: Duluth, Georgia; Des Plaines, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Wakefield, Massachusetts; Amherst, New York; New Hartford, New York; Utica, New York; Woodbury, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Richardson, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia.

Utica offers employees a generous benefits package, retirement and savings programs, learning and training programs, matching gifts to colleges, a paid volunteer day each year, health and wellness programs, an employees’ club and Toastmasters International membership, among many other things. The company also offers remote work capability, has a leadership development program, and puts emphasis on growing careers.

About Utica National Insurance Group

The Utica National Insurance Group is a nationally recognized group of insurance companies, providing personal and commercial insurance products and services, with the second-largest errors and omissions business in the United States. The Group’s companies sell their products through more than 2,500 independent insurance agents and employ 1,300 people countrywide. Utica Mutual Insurance Company, the Group's principal company, was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, with eleven offices.

In addition to its New Hartford location, the company has offices in Amherst, New York; Woodbury, New York; Wakefield, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Duluth, Georgia; Richardson, Texas; and Des Plaines, Illinois.