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AEU Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama for Fifth Consecutive Year

Dec 8, 2023

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc., the leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers, was recently named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama for the fifth consecutive year. This annual program is in its fourteenth year - created by Business Alabama Magazine and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Alabama, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses. 2023 marks the fifth consecutive year that AEU has received recognition.

AEU has 153 total employees, 60% of which are in Alabama. AEU also has employees in Metairie, La., Seattle, Wash., and Philadelphia, Penn.

"We are extremely excited to receive this recognition for the fifth consecutive year," said Adele Hapworth, CEO of AEU. " At AEU, we genuinely care about fostering relationships and making personal connections with each other and our customers. I'm truly grateful for our team at AEU and their incredible, ongoing accomplishments."

  • To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  •  Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Alabama;
  • Have at least 15 employees in Alabama;
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Alabama, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The rankings were revealed in the December 2023 issue of Business Alabama Magazine.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program, visit