WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - MassMutual San Francisco, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), was recognized as a winner of the 2015 Bay Area Best Places to Work. The award was presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Select employers from the Bay Area were named winners of the awards program, held on April 14, 2015. These winning organizations were honored for having created exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly.

Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across 5 categories according to the number of Bay Area employees. The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings and other amenities as well as management practices.

"It's an honor to be recognized as a 'best place to work.' Our goal at MassMutual is to create an environment that fosters associate engagement, innovation and growth," said Robert Fakhimi, president and CEO of MassMutual San Francisco. "We want our team to enjoy the work they do every day. I truly appreciate our associates who go above and beyond to help our company and clients achieve success."

MassMutual San Francisco has produced numerous outstanding career professionals since Fakhimi joined as general agent in 2001. The agency is headquartered in Walnut Creek, with additional offices in San Francisco, Fremont and Roseville.

According to MassMutual's 2014 Measures of Community Value Report, MassMutual San Francisco served 26,886 clients, had nearly $6.4 billion of life insurance coverage in force, paid almost $22.5 million in life insurance death benefits and paid nearly $2.3 million in disability income claims. MassMutual San Francisco also offered for free $4.1 million in life insurance coverage for low-income people through the company's LifeBridge program.

MassMutual San Francisco is a general agency of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).

About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policy owners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policy owners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.

For more information, visit www.sanfrancisco.massmutual.com  or "Like" MassMutual San Francisco on Facebook.

About 2015 Best Places to Work
Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum's scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

Contact Information:

Erica Zeidenberg
Hot Tomato Marketing