MEMIC Named a Best Place to Work in Maine for Third Straight Year

PORTLAND, ME, October 16, 2008—MEMIC was named a Best Place to Work in Maine for the third consecutive year in a competition sponsored by SHRM Maine State Council.

At its 2008 awards ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center, MEMIC finished third among 18 finalists in the small/medium category. In past years, the company had finished fourth in the competition.

“This is a great honor for our company and our employees," said Catherine Lamson, MEMIC Vice President for Human Resources and Administration. "While senior management and our Board of Directors do our best to provide a great work environment, our employees show a dedication and passion for their work and their workplace. That’s really what makes MEMIC so special. The sense of pride we all share translates into great customer service that helps us find tremendous success as a company." MEMIC, with its corporate headquarters in Portland, Maine, employs about 210 people in Maine.

The competition is scored in two ways. Twenty-five percent of the score is based upon a company questionnaire regarding human resources policies and procedures as well as salary and benefit information. The remaining 75 percent of the score is based upon an anonymous, 65-question employee survey. The survey and scoring process is managed by independent analysts from the Best Companies Group which conducts similar programs around the country.

Despite being a finalist for each of the past two years, in 2008, MEMIC continued to look for ways to enhance its offerings to its employees. To that end, the company has recently boosted its employee-driven wellness effort, established an extensive new set of professional development programs, offered an advanced management development program for aspiring leaders and enhanced its internal communications efforts through its Intranet and its internal video network.


Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC), based in Portland, Maine, is Maine's largest and leading workers' compensation insurer, providing coverage to more than 20,000 Maine employers and their estimated 170,000 employees. The company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. More information can be found at Since 1998, MEMIC has returned approximately $100 million in collected capital and policyholder dividends to its policyholders. 

The MEMIC Group

The MEMIC Group is a workers’ compensation insurance specialist including Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) and its subsidiary, MEMIC Indemnity Company. The MEMIC Group is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Together, the MEMIC Group’s members are licensed to write workers’ compensation in 45 states plus the District of Columbia. The MEMIC Group’s headquarters is in Portland Maine with offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; and Albany, NY.