PETAULUMA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that the North Bay Business Journal has named the company a 2013 “Best Place to Work.”

“When our team validates our beliefs and practices it is very gratifying. At EPIC, we value innovation, personal accountability and a great work/life balance,” said Mary Smith, director of human resources. “It is this culture that continues to attract and retain outstanding people who are the driving force behind EPIC’s ongoing growth and success.”

Employers were selected according to their employee survey score and other factors such as participation rates and balance of management and non-management responses. Of the 75 companies honored, EPIC was the highest-ranking insurance broker with a total score of 4.8 of 5 available points.

“We are privileged to be able to honor these organizations, and our sincere hope is that the awards process plays a part in helping elevate the North Bay as a great place to work and live,” shares Brad Bollinger, publisher for the North Bay Business Journal.

A strong emphasis on both employee and client satisfaction has secured EPIC’s recognition as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the North Bay. EPIC offers its employees a generous paid-time-off package, comprehensive health and welfare plans, a 401(k) match, an employee wellness program, and an annual EPIC Appreciation Day.

Additionally, EPIC encourages and supports its employees to participate in the activities of charitable organization such as the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association and many other non-profit and community-service organizations, both local and national. Individual stories can be found in the Culture section of EPIC’S website at http://www.edgewoodins.com/the-epic-life#tabs.

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 ten offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Ontario, Inland Empire, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon), in Denver, Colorado and New York.

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 tripling 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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