Crane Agency Named as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s 2019 Healthiest Employers

Each year, the St. Louis Business Journal highlights companies who are committed to the health & well-being of its employees. These awards recognize local organizations for going beyond traditional wellness programs with innovative systems that get results.  Friday, St. Louis Business Journal recognized Crane Agency as winner of the 2019 Healthiest Employer award of businesses in the 250-499 employee range.

Under the leadership of Margot Gruenewald, Director of Human Resources, Crane Agency’s HR team promotes activities for employees that are healthy and fun.  From scavenger hunts to biometric screenings, Crane’s Wellness Program encourages healthy choices and social interaction that reduce stress and promote team building.

You can find the complete article highlighting Crane Agency here:  Healthiest Employers 2019: With Crane Agency’s wellness program, fitness is actually fun

Thank you to all our employees for your continued engagement and support.  We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award.

Crane Agency Named as Best Places to Work Finalist

We are very proud to announce that Crane Agency has been named as a finalist by St. Louis Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work.  Over 250 nominations were submitted from businesses around the St. Louis region and were divided into categories grouped by size.  Crane was included as a finalist in the “big” category, which highlighted businesses with 250-999 employees.

Participating companies and their employees completed surveys administered by Quantum Workplace, which used its own algorithm to measure communication, management structure, benefits, teamwork and several other factors at each local firm. The companies then were ranked by Quantum for measuring up as St. Louis’ most employee-friendly workplaces.  A special thank you to all Crane Agency employees who helped us make the list by completing the survey.

Crane has also been named as one of St. Louis’ Top Work Places by the is Post Dispatch two years in a row and was selected as a 2018 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America.

We made the list! 2018 St. Louis Largest Employee Benefits Firms

For the 3rd year in a row, Crane Agency is proud to announce it has made the St. Louis Business Journal Largest Employee Benefits Firms list.

At Crane Agency, we know our clients benefits package is their #1 tool for attracting and retaining the best talent. Offering a strong benefits package shows employees that a company is not only invested in their health, but their future.  Our Employee Benefits team understands the importance of delivering timely service and simplifying the administrative process, so you can focus on what matters most… your business.

For more information, please contact us today.

Crane Agency – One of St. Louis’ Largest Employee Benefits Firms

Did you know for the last two years, Crane Agency has been named one of St. Louis’ Largest Employee Benefits Firms by the St. Louis Business Journal?  Crane is your single-source solution for benefits consulting and cost management. We maintain strong relationships with all national and regional medical insurance companies, as well as all the major life, dental, disability, and voluntary worksite underwriters.  More importantly, we are committed to efficiency, transparency, and service. We don’t just manage your benefits—we serve as your advocate in an uncertain world.

Crane Named St. Louis’ Largest Employee Benefits Firm by St. Louis Business Journal

Earlier this month, the St. Louis Business Journal released its list of the largest employee benefits firms in the local St. Louis area… and Crane came out as #1 on that list.

Crane currently has 104 local, full-time employee benefits employees, and hires a total of 245 people locally. The next company on the list employ 96 and 197, respectively. For the purposes of this ranking, “local” was defined as the area including St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Washington and Jefferson counties and the city of St. Louis in Missouri, along with St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, Clinton, Calhoun, Macoupin, Bond and Monroe counties in Illinois.

Of course, size isn’t everything. All the companies on that list have to train and supervise those employees. And all need to work hard to provide great customer service. Still, we think that our size and presence in the area makes it clear: we are dedicated to the region.

Why Rank Employee Benefits Firms?

Let’s start with employee benefits. Your benefits package is your #1 tool for attracting and retaining your best talent. That means that all organizations should want to offer the best benefits they can…within budget, and with the least amount of administrative hassle.

There are certainly many agencies who can provide benefits management. Bigger agencies can take advantage of an economy of scale: they can offer more options, provide better customization and better consulting, and leverage more resources, all while staying competitive in terms of cost. Indeed, this has been an aim of the Crane Agency for decades.

Size, though, can be a double-edged sword. When people think of large corporations, they think of impersonal companies, rigid policies, and unhelpful people housed in silos. That’s why it’s important to look at the size of the local workforce. When your agents are from the same hometown area as you, they tend to care a little more.

The folks here at Crane wouldn’t be nearly as proud if we were the biggest provider of employee benefits, full stop. We are, however, ecstatic to be the biggest in the area in terms of the local workforce.

If you want to hear more about how and why we topped the list, contact us. We’d love the chance to prove that we aren’t just big– we’re personal, too.