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Farmers Insurance® named one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in the greater Kansas City area

Kansas City, KS (July 12, 2010) – Farmers Insurance® has been named one of the "Best Companies to Work For" by Ingram's Magazine for 2010.  According to the magazine, it provides recognition to those workplaces that exhibit the highest quality in the Greater Kansas City area.

“It’s great to be recognized for our efforts,” said Vince Donofrio, Vice President of the Kansas City HelpPoint operation.  “Our entire team takes great pride in making Farmers a great place to work and this award demonstrates we’re on the right track.”

Farmers Insurance has a major presence in the Greater Kansas City area, with nearly 400 people working in the company’s HelpPoint, ServicePoint and National Property offices.

“Being an employer of choice is an important goal for us at Farmers,” said Rodney Johnson, Vice President of the Kansas City Service Point operation.  “We’re thrilled to have been named one of the best companies in the area to work for.”

This is the second year that Ingram’s Magazine has sponsored the “Best Companies to Work For” competition.  The magazine, also recognized as Kansas City’s Business Magazine, focused its award criteria on companies “whose management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and spirit of teamwork set them apart.”

In particular, Farmers was recognized for providing its employees with continuous training that empowers workers to find ways to do things more efficiently.  The company provides an excellent work environment, a competitive compensation package that includes up to a 6% match on 401(K) contributions and opportunities for bonuses of more than 10% of annual income.  The magazine also noted that Farmers offers such rare on-site conveniences like oil changes, windshield repairs, dry cleaning, chair massages,  and a company store that provides discounted goods and price breaks on items from cell phones to new cars.

In addition, Farmers proudly serves its area customers with approximately 350 Farmers exclusive agents in Kansas and approximately 400 Farmers exclusive agents in Missouri, to complement its nearly 15,000 agents companywide.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.  The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at www.farmers.com.

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