Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance offers flexible work schedule, lactation room for nursing mothers

April 13, 2009

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

An Indiana-based insurance and financial services provider


Flexible working arrangements

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, including flex time, telecommuting and a compressed work week. The availability of these programs is dependent upon the employee's job duties.

Family-friendly benefits

•A cafeteria plan offers three medical plans, including an option for a health savings account, flexible spending accounts for both medical and dependent-care expenses, and dental and vision plans.

•The company also offers paid life insurance, as well as optional coverage for employees, spouses and children. In addition, it offers employees paid long-term-disability insurance, with optional additional coverage and a long-term-care plan.

•Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors a 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions, which is available to employees within the first 60 days of employment. Additionally, it makes annual defined contributions to the 401(k) plan for eligible employees based on service and age.

•The company offers paid time off, paid holidays and bereavement leave based on years of service. Farm Bureau also allows first-year employees who are ineligible for family medical leave or short-term disability up to 30 days of leave time with appropriate documentation.

•Seven scholarships are awarded annually to children and grandchildren of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance employees and retirees. The scholarships are available for children pursuing higher education.

•Assistance is available to current employees who transfer to a new location or new hires who relocate to become employees. This includes payment of real estate fees and moving expenses.

•A confidential employee-assistance program is offered to employees and dependents. This program offers a variety of services, including individual counseling, financial and legal assistance, child-care research, elder-care options and other services.

Female friendliness

•Approximately 70 percent of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance's employees are women, and two of seven senior vice presidents are women.

•A dedicated, private lactation room is offered for nursing mothers in Farm Bureau's home office.

•The company supports the the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the annual Go Red for Women Campaign through the American Heart Association.

Other benefits

•A free, on-site fitness center is available for employees. The company also offers a wellness program to encourage better health for employees. Incentives and/or prizes are offered for participation.

•A wide variety of on-site training programs are available, including management programs for three levels of management and one for those considering management. In addition, the company offers a two-part educational assistance program that includes tuition and book reimbursement for college classes and a 100-percent-paid insurance education program, with bonuses paid for passing insurance-related exams.

•There is an on-site credit union and a cafeteria that serves a broad range of food and beverages for breakfast and lunch. The company subsidizes a portion of the cafeteria cost.

•An on-site gift shop is available for employees to purchase small gifts, cards, candy, stamps and other items. Film-developing services are also offered.

•Through an established relationship with a local dry cleaner, employees may open an account and take advantage of home-office delivery and pickup options.

•Employees may dress in business casual Monday through Thursday and jeans on Fridays.

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