AMERISAFE announced this week it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

AMERISAFE, of DeRidder, is a specialty provider of workers’ compensation insurance focused on small- to mid-sized employers in hazardous industries. AMERISAFE actively markets in 27 states. AMERISAFE and its employees are active in giving back to the communities that they serve.

Also this week, AMERISAFE in its quarterly earnings statement reported operating net income for the period as $17.7 million. On Sept. 23, the board declared a quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per share payable Dec. 29 to all shareholders of record on Dec. 15. Oct. Tuesday, Oct. 25, the board declared an extraordinary dividend of $3.25 per share, also payable on Dec. 29 to all shareholders of record on Dec. 15.

“We are honored to be named to the Best Places to Work in Insurance. We want to thank our employees for this great award. We strive to provide a very engaging work environment, and will continue to ask for feedback and suggestions. We will continue to work to make AMERISAFE the best place to work in insurance.”

“Being named to Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2016 demonstrates that AMERISAFE has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits there customers and the employers’ financial performance,” says Business Insurance Publisher Peter Oxner.

AMERISAFE has been in business for 30 years providing workers’ compensation to employers in high-hazard industries such as: construction, oil and gas, trucking, agriculture, logging and wood products and manufacturing.

AMERISAFE has also built a culture that engages their employees. AMERISAFE has three

cookouts every year on the company’s anniversary, Halloween, and Christmas.

AMERISAFE also does an annual Thanksgiving food drive for the local food pantries, participates in parade events, is a strong team in the local Relay For Life, and, overall is very active in the community.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature presented by Business Insurance and Best

Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the

highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company.

The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies,

practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and


The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999

employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year’s report features 74 companies of various

sizes, from 25 employees to more than 6,500.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies was published in the Nov. edition of Business

Insurance and online at