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EPIC Named a '2013 Healthiest Employer' by the Sacramento Business Journal

California's fastest growing brokerage continues to promote the benefits of a strong work/life balance

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage was recently recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as a "2013 Healthiest Employer."

EPIC is one of just 23 Sacramento area companies to be honored with this designation. Partnering with Healthiest Companies LLC, an Indianapolis-based research firm that focuses on wellness, the Sacramento Business Journal conducted company surveys and completed an extensive review in order to identify award winners and finalists.

Companies receiving this award were assessed in the following areas: culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and intervention, and reporting and analysis.

"We believe whole-heartedly in a healthy work/life balance for our employees," said Mary Smith, director of human resources. "At EPIC, our commitment to helping our employees pursue a healthier lifestyle is a natural outcome of our 'people first' culture."

For four years, EPIC has delivered its employees extensive wellness programs. By providing offerings such as annual biometric screenings, the identification of major health risks, and medical benefits premium incentives, EPIC is effectively promoting a healthy atmosphere of wellness among its employees.

The luncheon to honor companies receiving the "2013 Healthiest Company" designation featured keynote speaker Debbie Meyer, a three-time Olympic champion swimmer. In her address she shared, "To keep the mind fit, we need to keep the body fit." She continued that helping employees keep healthy is "the most important thing you can do to keep their productivity up."

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across California and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

The 7th largest broker based in the U.S. West, EPIC has more than 300 team members operating from nine offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Ontario, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Denver, Colo.

With more than $80 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 40 retail insurance brokers in the United States. The company's strategic plan calls for more than doubling revenue over the next five years ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.edgewoodins.com/ .

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