GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is ranked as the number two Military Friendly® Employer in the $500MM – $1B revenue category for 2017. This is the sixth consecutive year that Combined Insurance has made the list and third consecutive year in the top 5—the company was previously named the Number One Military Friendly® Employer in the nation for 2015 and 2016.
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community. The firm launched the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list over a decade ago—only the top two percent of more than 5,000 eligible companies are chosen for inclusion on the final published list.
"We are honored to be a Top Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine again for 2017. Our commitment to veterans is strong—we take great pride in providing veterans meaningful career opportunities where they can use the skills developed in their service to our country and succeed," said Brad Bennett, President of Combined Insurance. "Our nation's military veterans will continue to be a focus for us at Combined Insurance—now and in the future."
Since launching its veteran recruiting program in 2010, Combined Insurance has hired more than 2,500 veterans and those with a military background, and is committed to hiring 2,800 more by the end of 2017. In 2015 alone, 34 percent of the company's new hires had military backgrounds.
As part of its overall hiring strategy, Combined Insurance is seeking veterans to fill a variety of positions across sales, corporate, and leadership positions.
Glenn Elmore, Director of Training at Combined Insurance and a Veteran Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy, said that he sees the company's success in military veteran hiring due to the top-notch training, camaraderie, structure, and advancement opportunities at Combined. This makes it easier for a person transitioning from the military into a civilian career.
"We truly value the service veterans have provided to our country, and in return, we give them the tools they need to be successful in their career here," he said. "As a Navy Veteran myself, I see first-hand that veterans are excited to be in our organization from the time they come into our new sales agent training school. We are training them on product knowledge and sales techniques to be successful. I'm proud to be in an organization that values hiring veterans and the outstanding traits they bring."
In addition to providing meaningful employment, Combined Insurance also gives back to veteran charities through employee volunteerism and corporate donations.
Just this year, the company raised $23,900 at their annual golf outing to benefit military- and military veteran-focused charity, The Jason McKie Foundation. The company has also donated sizeable amounts to Luke's Wings, USO of Illinois, the Fisher House Foundation, and Snowball Express.
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 is also identified as a leading provider of supplemental insurance on Ward's 50® Top Performing Health-Life Insurance Companies list—a list that has recognized Combined Insurance for seven consecutive years.
For more information about the veteran program at Combined Insurance, visit: https://www.combinedinsurance.com/us-en/Careers/Career-for-Veterans.aspx.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual and group supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 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.
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: chubb.com.
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