Gallagher Names GuideOne a Best-in-Class Employer

April 12, 2022

GuideOne Insurance Company® is one of only two Des Moines Metro organizations receiving the Best-in-Class Employer designation from Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. Only four other Iowa award winners claimed the honor by scoring in the top quartile of the nearly 4,000 large and midsize employers that participated in the national survey.

“At GuideOne, our team members are our most valuable asset, and this award recognizes our commitment to truly supporting our employees and their families,” said Andy Noga, acting Chief Executive Officer at GuideOne. “We are grateful to be recognized as an organization that provides innovative solutions for creating organizational structures, workplace policies and total rewards that inclusively engage and motivate our employees,” continued Noga.

A Best-in-Class organization, GuideOne was assigned points based on its relative performance in:

  • Planning horizons for the benefits and compensation strategies
  • Extent of their wellbeing strategy
  • Turnover rate for full-time equivalents (FTEs)
  • Completion of a workforce engagement survey
  • Use of an HR technology strategy and its level of sophistication
  • Health plan premium increases or decreases at the most recent renewal
  • Use of a communication strategy

“GuideOne takes a proactive and structured approach to planning, developing and implementing comprehensive benefits and HR programs,” said William F. Ziebell, CEO of Gallagher's Benefits & HR Consulting Division “In doing so, GuideOne is able to develop a winning formula to attract, reward and retain the right talent and position the company as a destination employer.”


About the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis

Gallagher's Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis profiles statistically significant attributes of top-performing midsize (100-999 FTEs) and large employers (1,000 or more FTEs). Data from Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey was interpreted to identify participants that excel in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. To learn more about the report and the qualifying criteria, download the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis:  


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About GuideOne Insurance Company

GuideOne Insurance Company supports our policyholders’ goals by providing nimble solutions for their niche needs. GuideOne reached $1.07B in written premium in 2021, driven by diverse portfolio of property and liability insurance and risk management solutions provided through GuideOne Insurance, GuideOne National, CGA Insurance Services and GC3. Our company is guided by our mission and our promise — We Help Make Positive Change Possible® — by protecting the people who strengthen and support our communities. Rated “A-” (Excellent) by industry analyst AM Best, GuideOne’s corporate headquarters are located in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit

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About Gallagher

Gallagher (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 68 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.


Mary Schwartz, Gallagher