Pella Chronicle

January 26, 2012

Cook & Son Insurance nationally recognized

The Chronicle

Pella — EMC Insurance Companies announced its 2012 “Leading Partners” and has distinguished the Cook & Son Agency in Pella, a division of MidWestOne Insurance Services, as one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country, placing them in the top 15 percent of all EMC agencies in the United States.

This annual award is based on key indicators including retention, profitability and growth, which are reviewed over a three-year period.

“This recognition highlights the terrific people who work for our company,” said Howard Slagter, Vice President, MidWestOne Insurance Services.  “They do a terrific job serving and servicing our clients.”

EMC developed its signature “Agency Performance Value” (APV) tool in 2005 to measure an agency’s performance against all other EMC agencies nationally. Agencies are evaluated on loss ratio, premium volume, policy and premium growth, policy and premium retention and the position of EMC within the agency.