Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Name Funeral Directors Life One of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

[ABILENE, TX] – As a business committed to the well-being of our clients and the employees who serve them, Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

Funeral Directors Life ranked 35 on the list, which was based on surveys from more than 62,000 people working at leading financial firms. Employees at the winning organizations report high levels of trust in their management, as well as camaraderie and pride in what they do. An impressive average of 98 percent of employees at these companies say they enjoy a psychologically healthy workplace, with a similar share describing their organizations as friendly.

“Being named to this list is a great honor,” said Kris Seale, Funeral Directors Life President & CEO. “At Funeral Directors Life, we try to create an environment where employees feel honored, valued, and appreciated both personally and professionally. We offer employees many programs that support personal and professional growth and development, including book studies, volunteer opportunities, prayer group, DIG University, and our onsite clinic and fitness center. We want to support our employees in achieving their goals for personal, professional, and spiritual growth.”

Team members at the Best Workplaces also hold them in high regard for the ways they give back to the community and the level playing field they create for employees to advance. This contributes to stronger loyalty among co-workers, as well as more robust revenue growth compared to companies that didn’t make the list.

“Colleagues say their leaders at the Best Workplaces are consistent in their ethics and take an earnest interest in their teams’ feedback when making decisions. This reflects the high level of integrity customers expect from a business entrusted with their money,” said Great Place to Work Executive Vice President Kim Peters.

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

Funeral Directors Life was also ranked as a Best Workplace in Texas for 2017 by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

About Funeral Directors Life

Funeral Directors Life is a life insurance company which specializes in the sale of prepaid funeral insurance policies and annuities. Our mission is “To be known as the best, most-respected provider of service to the funeral industry.” In every situation we encounter as employees and as a company, we ask ourselves, “Is this the best, most-respected thing to do?” Funeral Directors Life is committed to serving our clients, policyholders, and employees as the leading provider of service to the funeral profession. For more information about Funeral Directors Life, visit us online at www.funeraldirectorslife.com.

About The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance rankings are based on feedback from 62,450 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in these sectors. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, opportunities for professional growth and support for work-life balance, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.

Earning a place on this list indicates a company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results are considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. When sharing on social media about the 2017 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, please use the hashtag: #bestworkplaces.

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