KANSAS BRANCH WINS SOARING EAGLE AWARD FROM BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
Friday, February 21, 2003
Growth and Profitability Among Criteria for
Branch of the Year
CHICAGO (February 21, 2003) - "Treat others as
you want to be treated," is among the winning philosophies of the
Hutchinson, Kansas branch of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a
leading provider of life, health and annuity products to senior
The office picked up the 2002 Soaring Eagle Award for overall
excellence at the Bankers National Managers Meeting earlier this
month. The award acknowledges the Bankers branch with the highest
sales, growth and profitability. In 2001, the Hutchinson office was
runner-up for the award.
Said Russ Miller, Hutchinson branch manager, "Simple respect
goes a long way in this or any business. Unfortunately it is often
among the most overlooked qualities for success."
"We treat others as we want to be treated, whether it is a
potential or existing policyholder, an employee or one of our
partners in the business community," continued Miller. "That is how
we have continued to see growth over the years."
Miller credits the hard work of his team with this
"Excellence is about doing your personal best," said Miller. "It
is an individual goal, not one that can be applied across the
board. Encouraging and rewarding staff members who exceed their
individual potential is vital to creating and sustaining
Miller rewards excellence and bonds staff with team trips to
Chicago and Las Vegas, among other things. "Motivating employees is
not just about a monetary bonus," said Miller. "It is about
instilling a sense of community and camaraderie. That is what will
help keep an employee happy and productive for the long term."
Established in 1879 and headquartered at the historic
Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty
Company focuses exclusively on the financial security needs of
seniors. The company offers a broad portfolio of health and life
insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for
seniors. These products are distributed through a national network
of professionally trained company agents. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.