GLENVIEW, Ill., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the expansion of its market presence in some of the areas with the largest Spanish-speaking populations in the nation. Last year, the company announced the New Latino Zone that includes Puerto Rico, Florida, Illinois, Texas, California, and Arizona.
This year, the company grew to nearly 250 bilingual sales professionals who work one-on-one with Spanish-speaking customers in their communities. By early 2017, Combined Insurance plans to expand to 400 bilingual sales professionals in the Latino Zone. In addition, to support this growth, bilingual corporate hires have increased—33 percent of corporate employees hired so far in 2016, located at the corporate offices in Glenview and Chicago, Ill., are bilingual in English and Spanish.
The Latino Zone is led by three Regional Directors, two of whom were recently promoted—Miguel Cruz and Modesto Flores.
Miguel Cruz, Regional Director, U.S. Sales, began his career with Combined Insurance in 2013 where he grew the sales market in Florida to more than 150 sales professionals in just three years. Cruz said the Florida market represents a blend of cultures with sales professionals from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, and more.
"We had a dream to build a Latino salesforce at Combined Insurance. With more than 55 million Hispanics and Latinos living in the United States, our goal was to create an opportunity for Latinos who want a professional career," said Cruz. "Our sales agents and managers in Florida represent a blend of many backgrounds—this is a great time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and continue recognizing their accomplishments and contributions to our organization."
The Latino market expansion continues with the states of California and Texas led by Modesto Flores, Regional Director, U.S. Sales. Flores has been in the insurance industry for 17 years, specializing in life insurance.
"We are proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and honor those who have made great strides to make our company a welcoming and inclusive employer for all Hispanics and Latinos," said Flores. "Combined Insurance has created an opportunity for Spanish-speaking individuals who want to help members of their communities and provide them with valuable services in the language they prefer."
At a recent employee Town Hall at Combined Insurance, President Brad Bennett and Chief Agency Officer Doug Abercrombie publicly affirmed their commitment to the Latino initiative to expand the hiring of bilingual sales agents and serve Latino/bilingual customers.
Combined Insurance has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and an A+ (Superior) financial strength rating by A.M. Best, one of the world's top insurance rating firms. The company has also been recognized for six consecutive years on Ward's 50® Top Performing Health-Life Insurance Companies list. Most recently, Combined Insurance was recognized as a Top Diversity Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine for the second consecutive year.
Visit the careers page on the Combined Insurance website at https://www.combinedinsurance.com/us-en/Careers/index.aspx.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015 and 2016. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. For more information about Combined Insurance products, career opportunities or to contact a local sales agent, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit www.combinedinsurance.com.
About the New Chubb
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: new.chubb.com
SOURCE Combined Insurance