Discovery Benefits Named to Best Places to Work in Insurance for Ninth Straight Year
September 24, 2018
Since 2010, we’ve been recognized each year for our “outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.”
“Nine consecutive appearances on the Best Places to Work in Insurance list is an incredible achievement,” Discovery Benefits President John Biwer said. “Our award-winning culture is at the core of the products and services we offer our consultants, employers and participants. I want to thank each of our employees for the roles they play in building that culture every day.”
Our award-winning culture affect all aspects of our business, including the plans we offer and the exemplary customer service we provide. At Discovery Benefits, that culture starts with two leadership philosophies: servant leadership and 360-degree leadership.
With 360-degree leadership, employees are encouraged to lead up, lead across and lead down. John C. Maxwell wrote about the concept in his book titled “The 360° Leader,” emphasizing that “by helping others, (360-degree leaders) help themselves.”
“360-degree leadership is the idea that, in its simplest form, anyone within the organization can lead, regardless of your position or how long you’ve been here,” Biwer said.
Servant leadership was popularized in the 1970s after an essay penned by Robert Greenleaf, but the concept dates back many centuries. Greenleaf wrote, “the servant leader is servant first.” Servant leadership turns the traditional leadership model upside-down, putting the customer and the employees who work directly with those customers first.
About Best Places to Work
- 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 program divides employers into categories of small (25-249 employees), medium (250-999 employees) and large (1,000 or more employees). This year’s report features 75 companies of various sizes.
About Business Insurance
- Business Insurance is a news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business.
- In addition to a monthly print magazine, Business Insurance provides essential news via its website, BusinessInsurance.com; daily and weekly e-newsletters; and breaking news via email news alerts.
Would you like to learn more about the impact culture has on our company’s success? Watch this video.