GuideOne Gives Back: a Look at the 2016 Charitable Giving Campaign

// Troy Spoonemore on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Every year as we near the change in season, GuideOne launches its Charitable Giving Campaign. The people of GuideOne have demonstrated generosity in giving of time, money and resources to the community for many years.

As a company we have committed to supporting United Way and our very own GuideOne Foundation. Each year, GuideOne agrees to match employee contributions. The impact of this spills directly into our communities and neighborhoods.

Last year, we shared several stories of employees who benefit by either being a giver or a recipient of the giving. These stories truly hit home and continued to encourage “why we give.”

We have chosen to support United Way and GuideOne Foundation for several reasons:

  • United Way sponsors and supports many community organizations. You may be surprised to find that many of your favorite community nonprofits are linked to UW.
  • Amazingly, 89 percent of the contributions to UW makes it directly to the community.
  • UW’s focus on education, income and health has made significant strides over the past couple years. Visit their website for more information.
  • The GuideOne Foundation looks for opportunities to advance causes that align with our company’s vision and mission. Charitable giving by the GuideOne Foundation is designed to have a positive effect on the communities of GuideOne policyholders, their ministries and the causes they value most.
    • The following are a few of the local and national causes that the GuideOne Foundation supports:
      • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
      • Habitat for Humanity®
      • Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD)
      • Additionally, the GuideOne Foundation provides support for a strong ministry education by offering four $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis. Visit the website for more information.

This year’s campaign theme is "We are the ONE." We realize it starts with ONE. Are you willing to be the ONE?  

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Troy Spoonemore

Troy Spoonemore

Troy Spoonemore is the Director of Claims Development at GuideOne Insurance. He directs and oversees strategic development and transformation initiatives. He has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years, spending 17 years with GuideOne.

GuideOne Helps Habitat for Humanity

// Joanne Roth on Thursday August 18, 2016

It was an extremely hot summer day in the middle of July. The weatherman noted heat indexes of over 100 degrees and encouraged everyone to refrain from outdoor activities at all costs. This, however, did not stop the courageous efforts of volunteers working for a great cause.

On July 20, 2016, GuideOne Insurance and Businessolver employees teamed up to volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity Panel Build to be held in the parking lot of the GuideOne Insurance Home Office. The employees cut wood, pieced together frames and swung hammers until blisters formed in an effort to build walls that will later be used to create a home for a family in need.

Joanne Roth, Customer Experience & Marketing Analytics Manager for GuideOne, reflects on her experiences and lessons learned while volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity Panel Build:

The real-feel temperature was over 100 and I had deadlines looming at work. I will start this post honestly by saying that I was wishing I had picked another day to volunteer. But I didn’t, so I gathered in the parking lot and we divided into teams. I was to be a wall builder for my shift. Distant memories from high school wood shop were my only vague frame of reference. 

I gathered with my group of colleagues who I mostly had not known previously. With a little instruction we learned what we should do and we began – awkwardly at first but as the morning progressed, we picked up speed. We hammered, caulked, carried and cut while we laughed, got to know each other and glimpsed each other’s different skills.

I thought about the wall that would soon become part of someone’s home. We all wanted to make sure it was solid – to become part of a house that would become a home – a place to build roots, withstand storms and nurture dreams. I am a homebody by nature and home/family is something I always give thanks for, but this added a different dimension to that thanks. I felt grateful to help, grateful to work, grateful to be strong in the heat. The task that I had been reluctant to accept had been a gift to me, far beyond what I contributed.

That is the lesson of volunteering: You get back so much more than you give. Like many of us I volunteer on committees, events and fundraisers, but this hands-on work was different and direct. I know many of you reading this blog also value volunteering and giving back. My insight gained from this day is the value of continuing to push yourself to try something new and even outside your comfort zone in your volunteer life just as you do in the rest of your life. 

The nice thing about Habitat for Humanity is that when this house is completed, we can go to the ribbon cutting and see the family that will live here and who worked many more hours to build and buy this house. That will be another great day. 

 

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Joanne Roth

Joanne Roth

Joanne works in GuideOne’s Marketing Team and leads our customer experience and marketing analytics efforts.

When she is not at work, you can find Joanne and her husband stretching out the last days of summer swimming, making smores, and building blanket forts with her two children.

Flashback to Give Back: A Glimpse into GuideOne’s Charitable Giving Campaign

// Alexa Guessford on Tuesday October 27, 2015

Have you ever wondered how you can make an impact on your community? If you’re anything like GuideOne, it’s important to do more than just punch the clock, do your assigned task for the day, and be on your way. Many of us want to feel that we’re making a difference and that our day-to-day responsibilities have a greater purpose.

To enhance that mission, GuideOne partners with the United Way to host an annual week-long charitable giving event that allows employees to have that exact feeling. 

The Charitable Giving Campaign, also known as CGC, is a fun-filled week of activities that emphasize giving back to GuideOne’s communities. Although the company does many things throughout the year to give back, this week in early October has a special importance. During CGC, employees are asked to enhance their giving efforts by participating and donating to the campaign. This money is directed one of two ways – to the local United Way or to the GuideOne Foundation. As an added bonus, and to increase the overall community impact, GuideOne matches every employee’s donation dollar for dollar up to $250,000. 

As a company, GuideOne sets goals – both a monetary and participation goal – and a theme for the week. This year, our theme was “Flashback to Give Back,” and our goals were to raise $225,000 in online pledges and 80 percent employee participation. In order to hit those lofty goals, employees were encouraged to share their cause for doing good and are invited to participate in fun daily activities. 

To give you a little more insight into the week’s festivities, below is a short summary of how GuideOne Flashed Back to Give Back. 

Each day throughout the week, GuideOne relived a different decade – 50s to 90s. Employees were invited to dress up in their best throwback gear in order to embrace the decade and for a chance to win a front row parking spot (a rather hot commodity). Additionally, GuideOne team members were able to participate in daily activities. They ranged from old game shows, like “Name that Tune,” to a Disco Dance (aka cake walk) to “Sweating it Back into the 80s” with Mr. Richard Simmons. The atmosphere was fun, engaging and dedicated to making a difference in GuideOne’s communities. At the end of the week, several members from senior and upper management participated in a lip sync battle, similar to what Jimmy Fallon does on The Tonight Show.  It was a great way to wrap up the campaign and celebrate all the success we had throughout the week. 

Speaking of success, let’s touch on how the CGC week turned out. I’m happy to report that, not only did GuideOne reach its financial goal, it surpassed it – by a long shot! Raising just over $240,000, GuideOne was able to significantly make an impact and a difference in the communities it serves. However, what impresses me even more than hitting our financial goal is the percentage of employee participation. As a company, over 78 percent of employees gave a portion of their hard-earned money to a cause that betters the lives of many. Although it was the 80 percent we set out to reach, it is a substantial number that deserves a round of applause! 

GuideOne employees make a difference every day in the lives of others, and you can too! Whether it’s volunteering an hour at the local food bank, mentoring a third grader or dropping off old items to Goodwill – every little bit helps. We all can make a difference. 

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for GuideOne Insurance, mainly responsible for internal communications and special events.

In her spare time, Alexa enjoys working out, spending time with her family and watching Friends.

Giving Hope. Changing Lives.

// Alexa Guessford on Thursday July 23, 2015

Have you ever shopped at a thrift store? If so, you’re probably familiar with the types of items you can purchase, the layout of the store, and the kinds of prices you’d witness. You also may be familiar with the employees and volunteers that spend their time ensuring the facility is well maintained and run without a hitch. My guess is that you’ve heard, or have even been to, a Goodwill or Salvation Army store at some point in your life. Over the last month, GuideOne employees were offered the opportunity to volunteer at one of these establishments in the Des Moines metro area – I was one of those volunteers. But, before I delve into my volunteer experience, I’ll provide you a little background on the ENCORE Thrift Store and the mission of the nonprofit organization it is part of, Hope Ministries.

ENCORE Thrift Store offers low-cost clothing, shoes, furniture, household goods and other slightly used items for purchase, as well as accepts donations from the general public. The revenue generated from ENCORE helps support Hope Ministries’ mission of serving homeless and hungry men, women and children. Hope Ministries provides emergency shelter, short-term programming, long-term residential life-recovery, food and clothing to those in need. In 2015, they’re celebrating 100 years as a 100 percent privately funded, Christ-centered nonprofit serving our community.

On June 23, I had the opportunity (along with a few individuals from our Marketing Department) to experience ENCORE from a behind-the-scenes perspective. When we arrived, our group was greeted and given a short tour of the building, including the back room where we would spend the next two hours preparing various items for resale. I was given the task of “tagging,” which included writing the size of an item on a tag and then securing it onto that certain item (in this case, I tagged mostly clothes). Once the item was tagged, I would hang it on a rack (organized by size and gender) and start the process all over again. Two other individuals from our group would then take the rack out to the floor and place the items where appropriate according to the layout of the store. Throughout the first several minutes, I began talking with one of ENCORE’s employees.

During our conversation, not only did I learn more about the thrift store, but also about this certain individual. The lady I spoke with had been working at ENCORE since early February as part of her life recovery through Hope Ministries’ Hope Center for Women and Children. Hope Center is a 48-bed facility that offers short-term programming and long-term life-recovery for single women and women with children.

Through our conversation, I learned that women can stay at Hope Center for about two years completely free, provided they follow the guidelines of the long-term life recovery program. Upon entering this program, she was provided with free childcare assistance and a place to live in exchange for her commitment to the life recovery program. Each woman in this program is required to complete work training through a variety of avenues, one of which is the ENCORE Thrift Store. The women also are required to be actively involved in a church and may attend school part time in order to further their education. It is Hope Ministries’ expectation that these women, upon completion of the two-year program, will be able to sustain a better life for themselves and their children. The woman I spoke to was determined and headed in the right direction.

I grew up in a family where our basic needs were always met. I quickly realized during my conversation with this individual that food and shelter are not at everyone’s disposal. It was eye-opening to discover that individuals are homeless just a few miles from my own home. However, I was encouraged to learn that Hope Ministries has programs in place to help these people get back on track and provide a healthier life for not only themselves, but their children as well.

Toward the end of our exchange, I began asking questions about the thrift store and how it’s structured. I was rather impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the facility, so I was intrigued to learn more about the operation as a whole. There was a section of the back room that had tons of goodies, but no one assigned to sorting or tagging it (at that specific moment). I asked what that area was for, and the employee explained that all stained or torn clothing is set aside for further examination. If the clothing is still salvageable, it is sent to third-world countries. If it is determined that it can no longer be used, it is shredded into tiny pieces and used for home insulation. Thriftiness at its finest! And, what a wonderful example of Hope being all-around good stewards of the community.

All ENCORE employees, volunteers and life-recovery participants were extremely helpful throughout our time at the store, and more than willing to share their stories. It was beneficial to learn how all items were used in order to help me determine what kinds of things are needed on a consistent basis. If you’re wondering how a typical donation is used, check out this ENCORE Thrift Store tip sheet. You also can visit the Hope Ministries website to see an updated list of what donations they are currently in need of. 

Hope Ministries’ purpose is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope. 

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for GuideOne Insurance, mainly responsible for internal communications and special events.

In her spare time, Alexa enjoys working out, spending time with her family and watching Friends.

The Garden that Gives Back

// Alexa Guessford on Thursday April 23, 2015

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn 

It all started with an idea. An employee noticed the increase in community gardens around the central Des Moines area and wanted to make it a reality at GuideOne. Creating a company garden seemed like a natural fit; we had the open space to till and an employee interest that fueled the fire. GuideOne also wanted to provide the opportunity for employees to grow and cultivate fresh and local produce right in our own backyard. In 2010, after six long months of collaboration, planning and preparation, the GuideOne Giving Garden launched full-force. With 45 plots and an overwhelming positive response, the garden quickly expanded to 72 plots in just five short years; three of those solely dedicated to giving back to the Des Moines community. 

The “giving” aspect of the company garden didn’t begin until 2013 when United Way asked GuideOne to participate in its pilot corporate giving garden program. Gardeners began noticing they had extra produce that was going to waste, and thought there could be a better way of utilizing the surplus. GuideOne has a long-standing history of giving back to the community, through quarterly volunteer activities, Habitat for Humanity build days, and has annually raised thousands of dollars for United Way. So, it was a natural fit for the company to donate a portion of the produce that was grown to those in need in the community. United Way paired GuideOne with the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) and the rest is history. 

DMARC, for those of you that aren’t familiar with the organization, provides programs to help feed, assist and nurture the needs of greater Des Moines. They work with over 130 member organizations to ensure that basic human needs of the community are met to the best of their ability. GuideOne’s Giving Garden allows the DMARC Food Pantry Network to provide additional healthy food beyond the four day food supply the families typically receive.  Many families cannot purchase fresh produce in the grocery store because of the high cost, and several others do not have access to full service grocery stores that carry a variety of produce.  With the giving garden, families are able to try new vegetables and enjoy fresh produce without having to spend the money to do so.  

Over the last two years, GuideOne employees have helped to provide over 1,600 pounds of produce to DMARC, and have a goal of donating another 1,000 pounds in 2015. This number not only is reached through a weekly donation of produce grown in the three giving plots, but also from the gardener’s personal company plots as well as many employees’ home gardens. It is a true company effort. 

So, let’s delve into what that 1,600 pounds of produce means. 1,600 pounds sounds like quite an impressive number. But, what’s even more impressive is the overall impact that produce had on families around the Des Moines area community. The value of the produce donated was over $1,000, which is equivalent to 1,149 nutrient-rich meals and 3,323 total servings.

“It’s a great feeling to know you are helping your fellow Iowans in their struggle to become independent. I want to make sure my produce is put to good use in the community. It’s also very encouraging to hear how much DMARC appreciates our donations,” said one GuideOne gardener. 

It’s not a secret that GuideOne strives to provide purpose for its customers. This holds true outside the office walls as well. Fortunately, opportunities like the giving garden, and organizations like DMARC, allow employees the chance to make a difference all hours of the day. 

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford

Alexa Guessford is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for GuideOne Insurance, mainly responsible for internal communications and special events.

In her spare time, Alexa enjoys working out, spending time with her family and watching Friends.

My Experience with Courage League Sports

// Natalie McCormick on Thursday April 9, 2015

Play.  Believe.  Develop.  Grow.  These four words are painted on the walls of the massive gym at Courage League Sports in Urbandale, Iowa.  Bright purple and green colors were littered across the facility alongside inspirational quotes and high school and college sports banners.  Over the month of March, GuideOne employees volunteered a few hours of their time at the facility.  I spent a few there last week, and I am so happy I did.

Courage League Sports is a “recreational adaptive sports facility” specially designed for children and adults that aren’t able to go “full-speed” due to a disability, illness or other challenges.  The facility is, for lack of a better word, cool.  It has turf and your typical gym floor.  The ceiling soars and the four words I mentioned above wrap the gym in bright and bold colors.  A climbing wall, basketball hoops, tennis net, scooters, cones – you name it, they probably have it. 

Courage League Sports was created by Melissa Clark-Wharff.  Inspired by her sports-fanatic son, who suffered multiple strokes at a young age, Melissa recognized the need for an adaptive sports facility.  She created the nonprofit in 2012, and now she and two other staff members keep it running with camps, day and nighttime programs and an open gym.

While I was there, we volunteered with a group of eight adults, whose challenges ranged from being non-verbal to needing assistance in a wheelchair.  For our first activity, all of the participants took a seat on one of the chairs that made a circle in the middle of a room off the gym.  In front of each chair was an exercise ball.  Molly, the Program Director, informed the participants we were going to do some drumming.  She then proceeded to hand out clear drumsticks to each of the participants and led the group by having them follow the same drumming pattern as her, set to music.  Everyone in the group was delighted when the seemingly clear drumsticks began to flash neon colors every time they hit the ball.  After a few rounds of this we turned off the lights and drummed in the dark.

Once the drumming activity ended, we went into the gym and played a few games.  The group focused a lot on balance and kicking for most of these activities.  To end the day, we played soccer and danced on the EyePlay board.  All of the activities we did provided physical stimulation and boosted participants’ self-confidence.

When I left, I was kind of speechless.  The staff is truly there for the kids and believes in their vision, “Every Child Deserves to Play.”  And the facility was impeccable.  It was clean, adaptive and fun. 

As the weather gets nice, and I gear up for my summer sports leagues, visiting Courage League was a gentle reminder that not everyone can play at the same level or in the same way, but everyone deserves to play.  

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Natalie McCormick

Natalie McCormick

Natalie McCormick is the Marketing Coordinator for GuideOne Insurance where she manages the direct mail program and assists with content marketing. 

When she's not at work she enjoys playing volleyball as well as perusing the local farmer's market.  If you can't find her outside you may find her inside reading a good book or baking a new recipe.

GuideOne ImaginEve! Fun for All Ages

// Ellen Wade on Tuesday December 23, 2014

Although better known for creating the nation’s first insurance coverage for non-drinkers, since its inception in 1947, GuideOne Insurance has strongly believed in rewarding individuals for making responsible choices by donating to causes that fit their beliefs and lifestyles.  The company has a long history of fighting the epidemics of drinking and driving and underage drinking, and provided nearly $2 million of seed money to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in the 1980s.  GuideOne continues to be a sponsor of MADD’s Victim Services, as well as has sponsored many events locally and across the nation that work to put a stop to this preventable issue.

Another way GuideOne provides their local community with opportunities to have fun while not drinking and driving is through its annual New Year’s Eve event, GuideOne ImaginEve!  Teaming up with the Downtown Community Alliance since 2000, GuideOne has been the presenting sponsor of this annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration with families in mind.  Admission to the event is free, and families of all sizes and ages can come enjoy inflatables, bounce houses, costumed characters, prize drawings, carnival games, face painting, live entertainment, and Tween and Toddler zones.  To top it off, there’s a confetti countdown and outdoor fireworks finale at the end of the evening.

Join us this New Year’s Eve at Hy-Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines from 4 to 8 p.m. and help us ring in the New Year.  To learn more about the event, or find out more about GuideOne’s responsible choice discounts, visit GuideOneConnections.com

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Ellen Wade

Ellen Wade

Ellen Wade is a Marketing Specialist for GuideOne Insurance, focusing on content marketing and social media.

In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, reading and exploring new cities.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

// Ellen Wade on Tuesday November 11, 2014

Each year, GuideOne employees volunteer their time during the summer and fall to work on Habitat for Humanity houses in the Des Moines community for those less fortunate.

This year, our house was on the south side of Des Moines, and was one of four Habitat houses built along that block.  I’ve volunteered through GuideOne five times, and always enjoyed the experience.  While it’s gratifying to volunteer and give back, it’s also a nice way to get out of the office for a day, enjoy the pleasant fall weather, and get a break from sitting in front of a computer.  So, it’s safe to say that while we’re giving something, we’re getting something from the experience as well.  But this year seemed a bit different.

The day I was a part of the build, we were fortunate to work alongside of the homeowner.  I always think it’s more powerful when the homeowner is there, because I’m truly able to appreciate the impact we’re making through hearing their story, learning how significant the house is to them, and what a difference it will make in their lives.  In addition, our site leader kept us motivated, taught us new skills and made the workday fun.  We listened to the radio and joked around, but what we were working toward stayed top of mind.  It helped that there were four houses in a row.  Seeing that many people working for the same cause gave the site a buzz of purpose.

I personally was given the opportunity to do some things that I have never been able to do before.  I was asked to finish a staircase and use an air gun to nail a step together.  I also helped throughout the day to measure boards for the siding, including angle cuts, as well as caulk a few areas on the exterior of the house.  While I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty, I rarely have the need or opportunity to construct things.  At one point throughout the day, I realized that the staircase I was building would withstand thousands of steps from the family and their friends running up and down.  That the siding I was cutting would (hopefully) last for years and help protect the family through the harsh Iowa winters.  Our work was truly helping provide homes for families that needed them and would appreciate them, and I was a part of making their dream a reality.

According to their website, the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes, and since they were founded in 1976, they have provided shelter for more than 3 million people worldwide.  I am proud to say that I’ve personally had a hand in helping provide shelter for five deserving families in my local community over the years.  But, it’s not just me who has helped Habitat.  Habitat has given me the opportunity to learn that I can do things I didn’t think I could.  And for that, I say thank you.

 

This material is for information only and is not intended to provide legal or professional advice. You are encouraged to consult with your own attorney or other expert consultants for a professional opinion specific to your situation. This information is only a general description of the available coverages and is not a contract. In an effort to keep your policy coverage affordable, the actual policy contains certain limitations and exclusion. Please refer to your insurance policy for the pertinent contract language and coverages. Some coverages and discounts are not available in all states. GuideOne welcomes all applications, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

Ellen Wade

Ellen Wade

Ellen Wade is a Marketing Specialist for GuideOne Insurance, focusing on content marketing and social media.

In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, reading and exploring new cities.