WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 12, 2016) – Today, Ward Group announced that Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company and Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company have been named to the 2016 Ward’s 50 group of top performing companies. Together, the companies go to market as Farm Bureau Financial Services. The organization’s holding company, FBL Financial Group, Inc. is one of just six organizations with affiliated companies named to both the Property-Casualty Ward’s 50® and Life-Health Ward’s 50® lists this year.  

Annually, Ward Group analyzes nearly 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies and more than 700 life-health insurance companies in the United States, identifying the top performers in each segment. The Ward’s 50 are selected for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period.

“We’re thrilled to be one of only six companies named to both Ward’s 50 lists in 2016,” said Chief Executive Officer James P. Brannen. “Our companies have a history of outstanding service and solid financial results. We continue to focus on doing the right things – protecting the livelihoods and futures of the people in the communities we serve – and the results come naturally.” 

Farm Bureau Financial Services will be awarded the Ward's 50® Seal for the year. This marks the 16th time that Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has been named to the Life-Health Ward’s 50® list and the second year in a row that Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company has been honored to the Property-Casualty Ward’s 50® list.