Working here

Discover a different way to work

At RLI, we’ve created a different kind of business model that works: Hire smart, ethical people, make them owners of the company and give them the freedom to succeed. Our employees are encouraged to share their ideas, make things happen and do the unexpected for our customers and our business.

What makes RLI different?


Our remarkable people

Our people are among the smartest and most knowledgeable in the business. We’re experts at building lasting relationships by providing outstanding service and creating ideal coverages with competitive premiums.


Our underwriting philosophy

We seek out underserved markets and provide coverages that meet very specific customer needs. We eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, give our underwriters the authority to make decisions and share the profits of our success.


Our proven financial strength

We consistently deliver profit to our shareholders and are rated A+ “Superior” by AM Best Company and A “Strong” by Standard and Poor’s.

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Our entrepreneurial culture

We recruit the most talented people in the business and give them the freedom to try new things, to adapt and move quickly, to be nimble and flexible, and to explore new business opportunities.


Making a difference works

RLI supports the causes and charitable organizations that are most important to our employees by offering a Matching Gifts Program. RLI matches donations up to $3,000 per employee each year for eligible organizations. The impact is far-reaching and supports hundreds of organizations throughout the country. In addition, all employees receive a day of paid volunteer time off to benefit the organizations that matter most to them.

What our employee owners say

It’s easy to look forward to coming into the office every day when you're surrounded by supportive and caring coworkers, some of whom have become my best friends. My bosses see my potential and encourage both my personal and professional growth. RLI also has a unique culture which allows me the freedom to create a way of working that works best for me. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

Rene' C. — RLI Corp. - Peoria, IL

The best thing about working at RLI is the people. From the top down, everyone is friendly and unique. At the corporate office in Peoria, I can connect easily with everyone I need to, and I feel very involved and appreciated. I also enjoy the workout facility we have onsite – it’s another great way to meet new people, break a sweat during lunch and stay in good health.

Eric J. — RLI Corp. - Peoria,IL

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Hank Stickelmaier
Manager, Talent Acquisition
309-692-1000 x5810