SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (Meadowbrook), based in Southfield, Michigan, announced it has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This is the seventh time Meadowbrook has been nominated and selected to receive the award. All award winners will be honored at an event to be held on September 27th at The Henry in Dearborn. This year's winners represent best practices in human resources in a variety of industries. An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives and strategic company performance. Meadowbrook was recognized for its wide range of human resource programs, medical benefits with options, creative methods of recognizing and rewarding associates, tuition reimbursement, social events, belief and practice of giving back to the community and its "Get Fit, Stay Fit" program to help employees maintain an effective work/life balance. Robert S. Cubbin, the company's President and CEO, says the award reinforces Meadowbrook's longstanding commitment to its associates. "We value and support our associates and continue to seek out opportunities that allow them to further their careers and educational development," stated Mr. Cubbin. "It's especially meaningful to be included on the 101 Best & Brightest list in a year where we faced challenging economic times, and are able to continue to offer a wide range of programs to help our associates maintain work/life balance. We thank our associates for their strong efforts, dedication, loyalty and support."