Arizona State Credit Union’s unwavering commitment to associates’ long-term financial well-being has earned the local financial cooperative national acclaim.

An independent judging panel of employee benefits experts named Arizona State Credit Union one of the 2012 winners of The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

Judges selected the credit union because of their commitment to associates as demonstrated by their focus on employee benefits, including wellness and retirement programs, which are designed to improve both physical health and financial security.

“Arizona State Credit Union and other Principal 10 Best winners continue to set the standard for improving employee financial security; they realize the investment in their employees constitutes an investment in their own future well-being,” said Luke Vandermillen, vice president at the Principal Financial Group®. “Winning companies offer a number of ways to impact the long-term physical and financial health of their employees and understand the direct connection between well-rounded benefits, a healthier workplace and a better bottom line.”

The Principal Financial Group sponsors the 11-year-old national program, which honors growing companies (five to 1,000 employees) for their commitment to their employees’ financial security.

“We are proud to be recognized among the other Principal 10 Best Companies winners for our efforts in providing associates with fair benefits,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “By ensuring associates’ satisfaction while at work, they, in turn, provide outstanding member service to those in the Arizona communities the cooperative serves.”

The Principal Group awards each winning company with a donation to a charity of their choice. On behalf of Arizona State Credit Union, the Principal Group will donate $2,500 to the Arizona State Employees Charitable Campaign, a state-run organization that supports state employees and more than 600 charities.

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