DES MOINES, Iowa — ARAG® has been chosen as the Best Kept Secret in Des Moines for the 2010 Economic Impact and Celebrate Business Awards, sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record. The Best Kept Secret Award is presented to a local business that applies best-in-class practices to serve customers and the community yet maintains a low profile.

“We are pleased to accept the Best Kept Secret Award honoring ARAG as a business leader and good corporate citizen,” says Erin Barfels, Chief Human Resources Officer. “For the past 75 years, ARAG has provided legal insurance to help people with personal legal issues, and we have served our community through participation in charitable activities.”

ARAG has received several awards for its business practices and customer service, including recognition as One of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine, Center of Excellence from BenchmarkPortal, and Customer Service Team of the Year in insurance, banking and financial services by The American Business Awards.

ARAG is a global leader of legal insurance. It has an international premium base of almost $2 billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families — worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving personal legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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