GUARD is Ranked #2 Best Place to Work in PA

December 18, 2001

GUARD Insurance Group was recently honored as #2 among all large companies in Pennsylvania in the Best Places to Work in PA awards ceremonies held November 29th, 2001, in Harrisburg. This distinction also makes GUARD the highest ranking insurance company in 2001.

The Best Places to Work in PA program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor deserving employers across the state. Nominations were open to the public and finalists were chosen, using the information provided. From a pool of selected finalists, the top 50 large companies (classified as employing more than 250 people) and medium-sized companies (those employing between 50 and 250 people) were identified and ranked on the basis of workplace practices and the results of confidential employee surveys. The selection process followed a model used by Fortune in determining the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”

Susan W. Shoval, President of GUARD Insurance Group, said, “We are all so honored to have ranked #2 in this prestigious program, not only because the purpose is the advancement of our state’s economy but also because this accomplishment is due in large part to the feedback of our employees. At GUARD, we recognize the importance of finding and retaining good people, and we have worked hard to become an employer of choice within our region and our industry. The award helps validate our efforts.”

GUARD Insurance Group provides Workers’ Compensation coverage and extensive customer services to businesses in the eastern half of the United States through three subsidiaries: AmGUARD, EastGUARD, and NorGUARD Insurance Companies. Through these affiliates, GUARD is licensed to operate in 26 states and the District of Columbia with plans to expand further during the next few years.

The Best Places to Work in PA program is organized by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Central Penn Business Journal, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Kuntz Lesher LLP, Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., and Team Pennsylvania Foundation. For more information about GUARD Insurance Group or the Best Places to Work in PA program, visit or