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2011 Best Employers

FCCI Insurance Group

This commercial insurance firm offers free financial planning to employees age 55+

Benefits/Financial: Full- and part-time employees are offered a 401(k) plan with employer match, and stock options, profit sharing or a similar plan. Employees age 50 and over can make catch-up contributions to their savings plan, and may choose to invest in lifecycle funds that automatically re-allocate assets based on the employee's age or proximity to retirement.

Employees are offered financial education from the staff of the financial services firm that administers their savings plan, and from external financial planning experts. Specifically, representatives from the financial services firm that manages the 401(k) plan conduct seminars and financial planning tools are available through the financial services website. Free financial planning is offered to employees age 55 and over.

Short- and long-term leaves of absence without pay are offered to allow for caregiving.

Full- and part-time employees are offered flu shots, health screenings, health risk appraisals, smoking cessation programs, health club discounts, physical activity and weight loss programs, lunch and learn sessions on diabetes, cancer prevention and nutritional cooking, as well as stress management training. The annual Wellness Fair offers health screenings for blood pressure, osteoporosis, peripheral vascular disease, skin cancer and prostate disease, and BMI assessments are conducted.

FCCI offers referral services to assist with child care, care for grandchildren, and eldercare to its employees working 30 or more hours per week. Back-up care for child care and grandchild care are offered to all employees. In addition, employees have the benefit of a dependent care reimbursement account to assist in covering elder care expenses, and FCCI offers a Life Planning and Eldercare Seminar Series that covers topics on caring for elderly relatives, retirement planning and aging.  

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: Alternative work arrangements such as flextime, compressed work schedules and telecommuting are offered to full- and part-time employees. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.  

Opportunities for Retirees: FCCI has 30 retirees and an individual directly responsible for retiree relations. The company stays connected to its retirees by inviting retirees to organization events, by providing retirees with ongoing access to retirement planning workshops and information, and by formally acknowledging retirees upon retirement. Retirees are offered work opportunities including temporary work assignments and part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Forty-four percent of FCCI employees are age 50 and over. The average tenure of those employees is 10.5 years.

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