Electronic Marketplace Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

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DALLAS, September 7, 2021MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, Texas, today announced it has been named for the 10th consecutive year to the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance list, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

Founded in 2000, MarketScout connects over 30,000 retail agents with 200 insurers using its proprietary electronic marketplace.

“We are honored and incredibly proud to receive the Best Places to Work in Insurance award for the 10th consecutive year,” said Richard Kerr, Chief Executive Officer. “Our firm considers employees to be family members rather than just another face in the crowd. We strive to cultivate a positive and fulfilling culture where we promote growth from within. Each team member is a crucial element to MarketScout’s success as a completely independent firm with no debt and no outside investors.”

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of 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 first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction.

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year’s report features 100 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled as a sponsored content supplement in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.

About MarketScout

Founded in 2000, MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company operating a national electronic marketplace which connects over 30,000 retail agents with solutions for placing accounts using its 200 plus carrier partners and other certified third party market specialists. The company is a Lloyd’s Coverholder and MGA for US insurers with specialty expertise in workers’ compensation, private client solutions, energy, healthcare, fine art, equine, jewelry, professional liability, and many specialty programs. The company owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange, as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout is the founder of the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and administers the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation in partnership with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. MarketScout is the only insurance organization to receive The National Alliance’s exclusive partnership and endorsement. The company founded the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA) in 2007 to support insurance entrepreneurs and in 2017 founded the MarketScout InsurTech (MIT) venture fund. In January 2018, it launched an Incubator to accelerate start-up MGAs and assume operational functions for existing MGAs and insurers. MarketScout’s company culture and sense of community encourages growth, learning and collaboration. The company created CIC Select in 2002 to connect members of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) with “A” rated insurers who desire a unique relationship with CICs. The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance for ten consecutive years from 2012 to 2021. The company has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC. California license #0D60423

To learn more about MarketScout, please visit us at www.marketscout.com.

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