August 21, 2013

Western National Receives Alfred P. Sloan Workplace Flexibility Award

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that it has been named a recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This prestigious national award honors organizations across the country that are successfully using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.

“We are honored to be recognized for our workplace flexibility for the fifth consecutive year,” said Stuart Henderson, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group. “This award affirms our ongoing commitment to providing our employees with an accommodating work environment. We look forward to continuing to provide quality support to our employees in the years ahead.”

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards are part of the When Work Works project, which is an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources, and recognition to employers nationwide. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century.

Western National Insurance Group (WNIG), headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of seven active property-and-casualty insurance companies writing over $365 million of premium on over $300 million of policyholder’s surplus. The group serves the property-and-casualty insurance needs of individuals, families, and businesses in 18 states in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S., with products sold exclusively through independent insurance agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT

Assistant Vice President - Communications

(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680