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Insurance & Financial Services

With nearly 80 of Iowa's insurance companies headquartered in the region and the highest concentration of insurance employment among metros in the United States, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is the place for the insurance and financial services industry.


DSM's talented workforce and fair, consistent regulatory environment attracts property and casualty, health and life insurance and financial services companies from around the world. Wells Fargo & Co., Principal and Nationwide alone employ over 23,000 employees in Des Moines.

1 Percent Insurance Premium Tax

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DSM Insurance and Finance Employment Overview

Des Moines' Major Insurance and Finance Companies

  • Accordia Life
  • American Enterprise Group, Inc.
  • American Equity Investment
  • ARAG Group
  • Athene
  • Continental Western Group
  • Delta Dental of Iowa
  • DLL Group
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • FBL Financial Group, Inc. 
  • Fidelity & Guaranty Life
  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
  • GuideOne Insurance
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Homesteaders Life Company
  • The IMT Group
  • John Deere
  • Mercer
  • Merchants Bonding CompanyTM
  • MetLife
  • Mortgage Compliance Advisors, LLC
  • Nationwide
  • NCMIC Group, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group®
  • Rain and Hail, a CHUBB Company
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • Symetra
  • Venerable
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
  • Wells Fargo & Co.

Did you know?

The Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), headquartered in DSM, has hosted 58 startups representative of eight countries per 2022 GIA.

Did you know?

The Global Insurance Symposium (GIS), held annually in DSM, has welcomed more than 3,200 attendees from 13 countries since its inception in 2014.