The Principal has named 10 growing businesses (selected by an independent panel of judges) as the 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security in 2011. These companies have provided stability to employees by remaining comitted to benefits, keeping employees both financial secure and physically sound.

The 2011 companies are:

  1. Associates for International Research, (AIRINC), Cambridge, Mass.; global mobility consultant
  2. Consolidated Federal Credit Union, Portland, Ore.; credit union
  3. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia, Pa.; medical education testing
  4. Greeley and Hansen, Chicago, Ill.; environmental civil engineering
  5. Home Builders Institute, Washington, D.C.; construction education association
  6. Postal Credit Union, Woodbury, Minn.; credit union
  7. RED F Marketing, Charlotte, N.C.; advertising agency
  8. Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa; credit union
  9. Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, Va.; technical educational organization
  10. Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Edina, Minn.; property and casualty insurance

"These winning companies are taking a comprehensive approach to workplace benefits in order to reduce financial and physical stress of employees at all levels and demographics," said Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute, who was on the judging panel.

"The Principal 10 Best Companies understand the direct connection between well-rounded benefits, a healthier, happier workforce and a better bottom line," said Luke Vandermillen, senior vice president at the Principal Financial Group. "That's what sets them apart from other companies in both the best and worst economic times. These winners prove that when companies help their best and brightest with their financial dreams, they win too."

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