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Funeral Directors Life Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

ABILENE, TX – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Funeral Directors Life as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. The ranking considered feedback representing more than 726,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the financial services and insurance industry throughout the United States. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Funeral Directors Life took the 18th spot in the nation among the small and medium companies.

“Funeral Directors Life is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row by our people for creating one of the best workplaces in the financial services industry in the United States,” said Kris Seale, Funeral Directors Life President & CEO. “As a leadership team, we are always looking for ways to grow our business and our people. I think our employees see that in our leadership decisions and know we want the best for them, regardless of their department or position.”

“In an industry that’s becoming increasingly reliant on technology to provide new and better services, these top employers in financial services demonstrate that they value their people by tapping into their creativity, enabling them to innovate and help the organization thrive,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Funeral Directors Life stand out from the crowd, intentionally growing their businesses by creating great places to work for all, making employees feel valued and respected for their talents and contributions.”

The Best Workplaces in the Financial Services and Insurance stand out for excelling in a competitive industry. Funeral Directors Life performed well on the survey, with 98% or more employees offering positive feedback on several categories surveyed, including facilities, management, community involvement, and celebrations, to name a few.

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Funeral Directors Life also was recently recognized on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Texas list for small and medium companies, ranked fourteenth.

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

About the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 726,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

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