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Award recognizes MarketScout as an Outstanding Employer in the insurance industry for the seventh year in a row.

DALLAS, September 26, 2018 MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, Texas, today announced it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program. The program recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.


MarketScout strongly supports the entrepreneurial spirit. As an independent firm, with no outside investors or debt, MarketScout makes decisions quickly as proven by recent investments in new MGAs, specialty brokerage and InsurTech startups.


“A company is only as good as its employees. We treat our employees like family, we expect a lot and hold them to very high standards; however, when they are in a time of need, we are there to support them. We are proud to achieve this prestigious award,” said Richard Kerr, CEO of MarketScout.


“Being named to Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2018 demonstrates that MarketScout has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits their customers and the employers’ financial performance,” says Business Insurance Publisher Peter Oxner.


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


About MarketScout

MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The firm is a Lloyd’s Coverholder and MGA for U.S. insurers. MarketScout owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout is 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 and Research. The firm founded the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA) in 2007 and presents the Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium (EIS) every September. In 2017, MarketScout founded MarketScout InsurTech (MIT) venture fund. In January 2018, MarketScout launched its Incubator to accelerate start-up MGAs and assume operational functions for existing MGAs and insurers. MarketScout has offices in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit us at


About Business Insurance

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges.


Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.




Diahann Doyen

MarketScout Corporation

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