Curt Petersen Awarded GBL Top Agent 2019

Curt Petersen Recognized as Top Insurance Agent for 2019

Curt Petersen of Bank Midwest in Spirit Lake was recently named a 2019 Top Life Insurance Agent of the Year by Group Benefits, Ltd. (GBL). Petersen received this award due to his exceptional work in the life insurance market and the dedication shown to his clients. 

GBL’s Agent Recognition Program distinguishes agents who rank among the best in sales, performance, and customer service. Seven agents, including Petersen, were chosen for this award from the 2,500 independent insurance agents GBL serves throughout the Midwest. These agents were recognized for their hard work at GBL’s Annual Convention last month.

“Curt is an exceptional independent agent who sincerely cares about his clients,” said GBL President and CEO, Brian Hewitt. “At GBL, we value wise, resourceful, and thoughtful agents who are passionate about their work. It is our pleasure to work with Curt and we are very proud of his accomplishment.” 

Petersen started working in insurance in 1987. He has been at Bank Midwest since 2003 and specializes in writing all lines of insurance. He strives to provide the best possible service for each client and their unique needs. 


Bank Midwest is an employee-owned financial services organization. With 11 existing locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, the bank has assets of $907 million, and is a full-service bank offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. (Investment and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)

Group Benefits, Ltd. is the largest General Health Insurance Agency in Iowa and is a leading expert on healthcare reform in the Midwest. Headquartered in Urbandale, IA, GBL provides expert assistance on a variety of products, including group and individual health insurance, life insurance and annuities, and health improvement plans.