July 30, 2010

ASI Named to Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida - 2010

St. Petersburg, FL (July 30, 2010) - American Strategic Insurance (ASI) was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. They ranked eleventh in the Best Midsized Companies category.

One-hundred companies were recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings – the second annual statewide Best Companies list – appear in the August issue Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

“Companies that retain the best employees with strong workplace programs are frequently the very same companies that serve their clients exceptionally well," says Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty. "It's our pleasure to recognize these great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage."

To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least a year old.

Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.

“For our coverage this year we looked carefully at the survey results to focus on the practices that distinguish the best companies from the rest. The surveys show that while employees like “bells and whistles’’ types of benefits, the companies that make the list all are very good at the basics — especially at communicating with their employees and offering training and opportunities to work creatively. This year’s stories are a great how-to guide for companies looking to improve,” says Mark Howard, executive editor.

ASI is a $525M insurance company with over 500,000 policyholders across Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. They specialize in personal lines property insurance and also offer flood coverage as a Write Your Own (WYO) Flood Service Provider. ASI holds an A- (Excellent) Rating by A. M. Best and is also recognized in the industry as a leader in claims handling and customer service.

For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.